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  •  Here is data for 2005 to 2009 from FBI (0+ / 0-)

    It shows the homicide rate from hands & feet is more than twice the rate of rifle, which includes assault rifles.

    http://www2.fbi.gov/...

    For example for 2009

    Hammers, Clubs, etc.  611
    Hands & Feet.  801
    Rifles  348

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:07:34 AM PST

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    •  Statistically the numbers are the same... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... as the previous list.  Handguns are by far the choice weapon for murder.  And total firearm related murder is at 67.5%

      More to your point.  It doesn't appear that there is a way to break out the murders by rifle type from the data we're given.  If it could be proven that 90% (or 60%) of the rifle murders were attributed to "assault style" weapons, would you change your mind?

      I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

      by Hey338Too on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:34:54 AM PST

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      •  What is assault style? (0+ / 0-)

        The Assault Weapon Ban that expired targeted cosmetics that have no impact on lethality.  It targeted using plastic Vs wood for stocks, having a flash suppressor, a mount for a bayonet, etc..  

        The cartridge size used in many "assault weapons" is actually considered quite small (.223 ) and weak compared to "real" hunting cartridges.  Many states prohibit the use of these small cartridges in hunting larger game such as deer, elk, bear, wild boar, etc..

        I don't see a policy that results in people switching to more powerful and lethal cartridges as good policy.

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:50:19 AM PST

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