2nd Amendment Ban? May Want to Ban ALL Other Weapons Used to Commit Murder Also-They Accounted for Over 5,000 Murders in 2005 Alone!

toon031908

For those whom advocate that we should remove guns from law abiding citizens because they are dangerous to society, on the pretense that a CRIMINAL may gain access to their guns—-well, I think we should look at a few other “weapons” to ban as well because these other weapons sure have KILLED A LOT of people over the past 30 years!!!

 I mean, in 2005 there were 2,147 murders committed with the knife; therefore we should remove ALL knives from homes because they are dangerous!

 In 2005, there were 2,528 murders that were committed with something other than a gun, knife or blunt object therefore we need to roam our entire country and find ANYTHING that looks like it may be used to kill someone and take it off the streets as well.

Wait, what about vehicles? I mean, in all fairness vehicles are the NUMBER ONE killer of Americans, therefore why are YOU not advocating the removal of vehicles from our streets and market places? Hypocritical Much?

 

In fact, why don’t we just give everyone cotton balls to sit on, sleep with, bath with, use as eating utensils and dining ware that way we can rest assured that no one will die from a cotton ball death. Wait, I am sure someone with half a brain will take an abundance of cotton balls and shove them down someone’s throat while holding them down until they choke to death. Better get all of the cotton balls out of societies hands too, they COULD BE DANGEROUS!

The knife is not going to magically come to life and stab someone anymore than the gun is going to pull its own trigger and shoot someone! You people need to wake up and realize that weapons used to kill people are merely tools used to commit these murders, it is the PEOPLE using these tools that KILL  PEOPLE! 

Homicides by Weapon Type

  

Handgun

Other
gun

Knife

Blunt
object

Other
weapon

1976

8,651

3,328

3,343

912

2,546

1977

8,563

3,391

3,648

900

2,618

1978

8,879

3,569

3,685

937

2,490

1979

9,858

3,732

4,121

1,039

2,710

1980

10,552

3,834

4,439

1,153

3,061

1981

10,324

3,740

4,364

1,166

2,927

1982

9,137

3,501

4,383

1,032

2,957

1983

8,472

2,794

4,214

1,098

2,731

1984

8,183

2,835

3,956

1,090

2,626

1985

8,165

2,973

3,996

1,051

2,794

1986

9,054

3,126

4,235

1,176

3,018

1987

8,781

3,094

4,076

1,169

2,980

1988

9,375

3,162

3,978

1,296

2,869

1989

10,225

3,197

3,923

1,279

2,877

1990

11,677

3,395

4,077

1,254

3,037

1991

13,101

3,277

3,909

1,252

3,161

1992

13,158

3,043

3,447

1,088

3,024

1993

13,981

3,094

3,140

1,082

3,233

1994

13,496

2,840

2,960

963

3,071

1995

12,050

2,679

2,731

981

3,169

1996

10,731

2,533

2,691

917

2,777

1997

9,705

2,631

2,363

833

2,678

1998

8,844

2,168

2,257

896

2,805

1999

7,943

2,174

2,042

902

2,461

2000

7,985

2,218

2,099

727

2,556

2001

7,900

2,239

2,090

776

3,032

2002

8,286

2,538

2,018

773

2,588

2003

8,830

2,223

2,085

745

2,645

2004

8,304

2,357

2,133

759

2,595

2005

8,478

2,868

2,147

671

2,528

 http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/tables/weaponstab.htm

weapons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Offenders

  • According to the 1997 Survey of State Prison Inmates, among those possessing a gun, the source of the gun was from –
    • a flea market or gun show for fewer than 2%
    • a retail store or pawnshop for about 12%
    • family, friends, a street buy, or an illegal source for 80%

Who Is Most Affected by Gun Violence?

Percent of homicides committed with a gun by age of victimSource: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Data table | Text description

People between the ages of 15 and 24 are most likely to be targeted by gun violence as opposed to other forms of violence. From 1976 to 2005, 77 percent of homicide victims ages 15-17 died from gun-related injuries. This age group was most at risk for gun violence during this time period.

Teens and young adults are more likely than persons of other ages to be murdered with a gun. Most violent gun crime, especially homicide, occurs in cities and urban communities.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: