Thursday, January 3, 2013

Another Democrat Anti-Gun Argument Gets Hammered

Gun Safety-Finger on trigger and pointed in an unsafe direction
Never letting a crisis go to waste, the democrats push their gun control/ban legislation at the first opportunity. The Joyce Foundation's own Barack Obama has long pretended to 'respect' the second amendment rights, if not champion them for 'hunters'. The media even plays along with Barry's charade. Obama AVOIDED any mention of gun-restrictions to get elected. Now, on the first day of the new Congress, The democrat party propaganda apparatus will spout 'militia' and 'hunting' as my collective right under the 2nd amendment, when clearly it is an individual right, no different than speech or religion.   Even the leftists at Cornel have to accept this FACT

Head of Obama's Gun Ban Task Force- 2011 Plans Needed Opportunity

According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle.

  3 Jan 2013, 6:13 AM PDT @breitbart
This is an interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrats' feverish push to ban many different rifles, ostensibly to keep us safe of course.
However, it appears the zeal of Sens. like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) is misdirected. For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle.
Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605. In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618.
And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.
For example, in 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle but 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs.
While the FBI makes is clear that some of the "murder by rifle" numbers could be adjusted up slightly, when you take into account murders with non-categorized types of guns, it does not change the fact that their annual reports consistently show more lives are taken each year with these blunt objects than are taken with Feinstein's dreaded rifle.
Another interesting fact: According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.
The bottom line: A rifle ban is as illogical as it is unconstitutional. We face far greater danger from individuals armed with carpenters' tools and a caveman's stick.
And it seems fairly obvious that if more people had a gun, less people would be inclined to try to hit them in the head with a hammer.