Democrats are constantly talking about gun control. Why? Because they know if you take away guns, you can control Americans, and that means you can control speech. Democrats are natural totalitarians. Are rifles dangerous? Judge from AWR Hawkins article in Breitbart, with facts. Again, facts don’t care about feelings.
The left’s relentless push to ban commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles under the guise of safety overlooks the fact that Americans face numerous things that cause exponentially more death than rifles on a daily basis.
Consider Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics from 2017, the most recent year of complete data. The total number of firearm-related deaths was 39,773. Roughly two-thirds of that figure, 23,854, were firearm-related suicides, with the remaining 15,919 being a combination of the approximately 500 accidental gun deaths that occur annually coupled with just over 15,000 firearm-related homicides.
If we break down the firearm-related homicides via FBI crime statistics, we see that handguns were far and away the common firearm for murder. The FBI reported 7,032 murders with a handgun verses 403 murders with a rifle, and 264 with a shotgun, in cases where the firearm was identifiable.
Crossing the street and riding a bicycle is more likely to kill an American than being shot by a rifle is.
If we take the 403 rifle murders a year and divide by 365 it comes out to 1.1, which means 1.1 Americans die in a rifle-related murder each day. We must not overlook the fact that the 403 murders with a rifle are murders with rifles of all kinds, i.e., bolt action, lever action, breech action, pump, and semiautomatic. If we narrowed the category to only include AR-15s, AK-47s, or similar semiautomatics, the number of Americans killed daily would be even lower than 1.1.
Now, with the aid of charts released by the CDC, as well as CDC special reports, studies by schools such as Johns Hopkins University, crime statistics from the FBI, and coverage from Breitbart News, consider 10 other causes of death that literally eclipse the number of daily deaths involving a rifle:
1. Daily Heart Disease Deaths: 1,773
2. Daily Cancer Deaths: 1,641
3. Daily Medical Malpractice Deaths: 685
4. Daily Accident Deaths: 465
5. Daily Lower Respiratory Disease Deaths: 439
6. Daily Stroke Deaths: 401
7. Daily Alzheimer Deaths: 332
8. Daily Diabetes Deaths: 229
9. Daily Drug Deaths: 192
For those who argue that rifle deaths ought to be compared to deaths by other voluntary activities, rather than disease, consider the following six examples:
1. Daily Drunk Driving Deaths: 29
2. Daily Deaths from Crossing the Street: 16
3. Daily Distracted Driving Deaths: 9
4. Daily Deaths by Knives and Other Sharp Instruments: 4
5. Daily Deaths from Bicycles: 2.7
6. Daily Deaths by Hammers and Other Blunt Objects: 1.27
Again, the daily number of deaths from all types of rifles combined is 1.1.
Google faces 50 probes.
Cashill: The Trayvon Hoax that divided America is about to be exposed.
Cowgill: Americans Infuriated By The Dems’ Open Borders Crusade
Majority of House Dems now support ‘Medicare-for-all’
Daniels: Homosexual activists seek to destroy America.
Rivera: Is social credit coming to the West?
Showalter: Who is this toilet mouthed Chrissy Teigen, and why is she running ads for Target?
Trump Calls Chrissy Teigen ‘Filthy Mouthed.’ She Gives Foul Mouthed Response.
Richards: Liberalism and the role of achievement.
Hong Kong Police teargas peaceful shoppers without warning.
Evidence Suggests Steele Dossier Played Role in Launching Trump Investigation
Dreyfus: Got Google? Scarier than milk.
EXCLUSIVE: Did President Trump End The ‘Kiddie Catch, Release, and Cash In Scam’?
Schlichter: ‘Climate Change’ is a hoax.
Jim Jordan: American’s want to know ‘Who’s going to jail’?
Jesse Lee Peterson: Black liberal promotes – Segregation.
Church Vandalized After Pastor Opposed Drag Queen Story Hour
San Diego MassResistance launches full-court press to stop local Drag Queen Story Hour!
California judge blocks Trump administration’s new asylum rule nationwide
6.2 Million Individuals Off Food Stamps Under Trump
Joondeph: Media meltdown over Trump hurricane predictions.
Hampson: Time to put an end to the climate cult.
Did Robert Mueller help Saudi Arabia cover up it’s role in 9/11?
Al-Gharbi: Ideological Discrimination in Academia Is More Complicated than You Think
Teens who delay dating have better social skills, less depressed
The Taliban shouldn’t get within 5,000 miles of Camp David.
Waldman: Federal Complexity: the bane of healthcare.
Lifson: A French soldiers view of US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Showalter: Press completely opaque to Trumps grip on socialism.
Evans: Left wing principal of DC school fails to protect Trump supporting students.
Lifson: Did Jerry Nadler lie to a federal judge?
Showalter: So famous lefty feminist lawyer Lisa Bloom offered to plant stories to trash Harvey Weinstein’s victims?
Lifson: Once again, climate warriors rescued from their ship trapped in polar ice
Showalter: An illegals racket so big migrants can now leave Yelp ratings? Check out Michelle Malkin’s new book
3 Richmans: Trump tariffs are keeping America out of a recession.
Moran: Did Trump rallies really increase hate crimes by 226%?
Showalter: Modern day Pharisee: Pete Buttigieg gets some comeuppance.
Lopez: How about a foster care revolution?
Timpf: Liberal Author: ‘Normal’ People Must Stop Wearing Any Kind of Red Hat Because Red Hats Are Scary
Black: The roots of Brexit.
Cherry: The hate crime spike in New York city has nothing to do with white supremacy?
Morefield: The Appalling Double Standard Behind The Politicization Of Mass Shootings
Dempsey: David Hogg is the best the left has to target guns?
Salcedo: Stop overspending on the F-35.
Cervone: Free speech should not be a partisan issue.
Haworth: What San Francisco Got Wrong About the NRA and Its Definition of Domestic Terrorism
News network sues MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow for $10 million
Simpson: Ding Dong: Mugabe’s dead.
Zumwalt: Another example of AOC’s brilliant thinking.
Orient: Americans storm state capitals over vaccinations.
Norris: Has America fallen asleep at the 9/11 wheel?
Federer: Christian California?
Weak 1: Empty NFL stadiums.
At Least 34 Shot, Six Fatally, in Democrat-Controlled Chicago
NASCAR Shifts on Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle
Watch Live: State Attorneys General Announce Big Tech Antitrust Investigation