FBI stats show hammers and clubs kill more people than rifles


hand and hammerWell, well, what do we have here, Sen. Dianne Feinstein? An article by Breitbart.com’s AWR Hawkins says that, according to FBI murder statistics, more murders are committed with hammers than with rifles.

Kind of puts a nail in Feinstein’s argument that it’s important to get “dangerous weapons of war” off the streets, doesn’t it?

Feinstein, the driving force behind the original assault weapons ban that lasted from 1994 to 2004, said she would introduce legislation to the new Congress calling for a new, more aggressive weapons ban in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

The FBI statistics, from 2005 to 2011, show that more people were killed with “blunt instruments” like hammers and clubs than by rifles, which is what Feinstein wishes to ban again.

Hawkins wrote:

For example, in 2011, there were 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.

Feinstein may want to take a look at those numbers. Better yet, have her take a look at the fact that in 2011, more than double the amount of people killed with rifles were killed by — wait for it — “personal weapons” like hands and feet.  She needs to realize we need our rifles for self-defense against people with hands and hammers.

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  • Brad

    The FBI data includes suicides in the data. And there are a lot of suicides done with firearms.

    • Patrick Castillo

      Impressive deception. How do you lump all blunt instrument deaths, call them all "hammers" and then compare them against statistics for only single-shot rifles? Truth is, about 9000 gun deaths per year in the USA. That trumps hammers, blunt instruments, hands, feet, and knives combined – by over a factor of ten.

      Crap statistics are crap statistics.

  • wesley

    To: Patrick Castillo. I don't know were you got your inforamtion from, But if it was 9000 gun deaths per year

    I will show you 9000 idots that pull the trigger. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GUN THAT GOT OF THE gun case

    and went and kill any body or any thing. HAVE YOU SEEN A GUN THAT HAS DONE NO!!!! YOU HAVE NOT.

    So lets put the blame where be blame where it belongs. I blame the mother in conn. she new her son need help

    cause told the baby sitter never turn her back on him. If She had got help for him She would be alife and all the kids too.

    When I was 10 years old my grandfather put my 22 in my hands and told me to LOOK HARD at it, cause it will kill anything

    that I POINT IT AT AND PULL THE TRIGGER. He said it will kill me or you mother daddy or any thing that i point it at, That has stuck with me al life and l the time that have been hunting. So Point is The GUN DOSE NOT KILL IT IS THE IDOTS THAT PULL THE TRIGGER. I have had my say. IF we lose our guns we will no way to protect ourselfs or our family. I don't blame the police it takes 5-10 minutes to get there to help you when a 357 mugaim takes 1/1000 0f a sec. So tell me what you want if you and your family is in danger.

    • Diane Hoffman

      If the gun can't do anything by itself then why own one if it takes an idiot to use one?

  • Linda Hoskinson

    Senator Diane Feinstein: Registered Concealed Carry. Dangerous and Armed.

  • Diane Hoffman

    My late Uncle Dick was a Carpenter by trade just like Jesus, and a WWII Vet. The sad thing is that while distraught over impending blindness at the age of 72, one Monday morning in October of 1992 while under the influence of alchohol he went down into his cellar with his hunting shotgun, put a pool stick in the trigger area as he positioned the barrel in his rib cage, he leaned over and stepped on the pool stick. His wife said she never heard the sound of the gun going off, and found his body several hours later. Now I wonder why he never used one of his hammers?

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  • http://Bizpac Ted

    I agree that its probably the idiots that pull the triggers. But, based upon the sheer numbers of people killed by firearms in this country, would you say that we seem to have more idiots than other countries out more opportunities for idiots to pull the triggers? Also think of this: What is one of these "idiots" is sitting down to his TV, lovingly holding his AR15. Normal 30-round mag in it. He wants to feel the power that sits withing the piece. With a flick of his finger, intentionally or not, he could try sent one or more of those .223 rounds through his walls and into yours and through anything else in its way. He didn't mean it. He was just the idiot that pulled the trigger. Accidents do happen. He was just looking for a little of the feeling he gets from holding his powerful "Assault Weapon". A weapon that could shred and explode body parts with each of its rounds' firing. Remember, its not the gun that kills people, its the people that kills people. I wonder what the "idiot" watches when he holds his piece. 24? Homeland? Good Grief, Charlie Brown.

  • Thomas

    The first paragraph may be a bit misleading by using the word "hammers" without explaining its place in the blunt object category (a claim which paragraph 4 clarifies), but the statistics are otherwise correct. For a look at the rates from 2007 – 2011, open this link:
    It will be under CIUS2011datatables.zipCIUS2011datatablesSHR Tables 2011Expanded_Homicide_Data_Table_8_Murder_Victims_by_Weapon_2007-2011.xls

  • Cyndi

    Hey IDIOT! Read the post before you reply. It doesn't take an idiot to use a gun. It takes an idiot, like you, to be irresponsible and stupid with it.

    If you learn how to use it properly, a gun in an invaluable tool. It is used to provide protection and food for your family.

  • Cyndi

    He probably never used one of his hammers because it is nearly impossible to beat yourself to death. If you have any doubts, try it yourself.

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