After several mass shootings have involved assault-style rifles like an AR-15 or AK-47, anti-gun Democrats seem to be panic driven to pass laws to ban such weapons. They claim they are so deadly and have no useful purpose, which is absolute crap. Many people use these rifles for hunting and sport.
If you listen to the hysterical ratings of Democrats, you would also think that assault-style rifles are used to kill more people in America than any other type of firearm when the opposite is true.
Of all gun-related deaths, including suicides and accidental shootings, ALL rifles account for only 3% of gun related deaths. If you remove suicides and accidental shootings, ALL rifles only account for 2% of gun related deaths.
(Phoenix Patch) – Following the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, many Americans and news organizations have tried to shine a light on the AR-15 assault-style rifle. An analysis by The New York Times found the weapon was used to slaughter at least 173 people in mass shootings since 2007. Included were mass shootings in Newtown, Connecticut; Las Vegas and San Bernardino, California.
As America delves into yet another heated gun debate in Congress and on the internet, Patch turned to federal data and an expert to get a clearer picture of what gun violence actually looks like in America. Here’s what we found.
The FBI states that there were 15,070 deaths by firearms (not including suicides and accidental shootings) in the United States in 2016, the most recent year that FBI data and gun trace information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms were available That includes 227 deaths by firearm in Arizona…
Blaming assault-style weapons for most gun deaths is like blaming Rolls Royce for most vehicular deaths,even though they only make up a small percentage of automobiles, but then anti-gun liberals are not known for being that smart or for using the real facts in the real world, a place they do desperately want to destroy.