Friday, March 30, 2018

The AR-15 is not the Culprit


For John, BLUFOnce we make the AR-15 go away and nothing much changes, then what?  Nothing to see here; just move along.




From Check Your Facts, a product of The Daily Caller News Foundation, by Mr Kush Desai, 29 March 2018.

Here is the lede plus:

Parkland student Kyle Kashuv claimed in a Monday tweet that “hammers and fists” are used to kill more people than AR-15s.
The AR-15 is most widely owned rifle in America, owned by at least 10 million people, and is used less times per year to kill people than hammers and fists are used to kill people according to the FBI. Also, according to DHS, handguns are the weapon of choice for mass shooters.

— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 26, 2018

“The AR-15 … is used less times per year to kill people than hammers and fists are used to kill people,” he tweeted.

Verdict:  True

The FBI reports that more people are killed each year using blunt objects or “personal weapons” (fists, hands or feet) than are killed using rifles. Rifles are used in a small fraction of gun homicides.

So, we are again back to the need to sort out the violent from the masses of people and to ensure they get mental health help.

And to resisting bullying in school and in encouraging natural fathers to be real Fathers.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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