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FBI: MORE PEOPLE KILLED WITH HAMMERS, CLUBS EACH YEAR THAN RIFLES

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Big Gov

 

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.

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.

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h/t Unashamed Domestic Dame

» 23 Comments

  1. Poonces

    January 3rd, 2013

    Bang, bang Charlie’s silver hammer came down on his head.

    I can dream, tax free, for now.

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  2. Menderman

    January 3rd, 2013

    The hammer pictured is a 28 oz Eastwing framing hammer, and I have 2 of them. I also have a 28 oz Plum, a 16 oz plum, sevaral Kobalts, brick hammers, trim hammers, sledge hammers, mini-sledges….

    all in all, I know I have have more than 3 dozen assault hammers….and if I went looking, I’ll bet my arsenal of deadly hammers is well over 50…and I also have many nail guns and ram-sets…

    Damn, I am a well armed sob! Come and get ‘em coppers!

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  3. Claudia

    January 3rd, 2013

    Menderman, did all those hammers sink along with your guns, too?

    Awww, too bad…

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  4. Menderman

    January 3rd, 2013

    I do have to add that the straight claw would be my weapon of choice when assualting a 6X6. We just swing the weapon claw first to sink it deep into the flesh of the former tree to tote it about the jobsite.

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  5. Menderman

    January 3rd, 2013

    Nope, my guns got lost when I moved back in ’97, they didn’t sink in the swamp.

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  6. Bad Brad

    January 3rd, 2013

    I think that’s the first time old Chucky’s ever held a hammer.

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  7. KF

    January 3rd, 2013

    Menderman, yeah Estwing hammers are great ! I have a couple of their framing hammers too. Can’t mistake them with that neck and the blue grip.

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  8. Left Coast Dan

    January 3rd, 2013

    @Menderman – I assume you have all of those properly registered with authorities, and that a proper background check was done with each purchase…

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  9. Menderman

    January 3rd, 2013

    Hey, wait…is some newspaper gonna put me on a map? I hope they use my business name…I need the work!

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  10. norman einstein

    January 3rd, 2013

    Uh-oh! I didn’t realize I was in possession of such a cache of deadly weapons.
    I must have over a dozen hammers hanging around, including a couple of big-ass dead blow fellas, that you wouldn’t want to catch off the back of your nuts.

    I just use them to tenderize meat, though…yeah, that’s the ticket.

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  11. eternal cracker p

    January 3rd, 2013

    FUCK! There goes my goddamn high powered assault nail gun that holds 250 rounds… And I thought this whole time they weren’t on to me.

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  12. Stirrin the B.S.

    January 3rd, 2013

    Wow, I’m getting a little nervous about my laser level, not to mention my vice grips. And Barry, please don’t go after Phillip’s head.

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  13. Blink

    January 3rd, 2013

    High capacity tool belts are next on the banned list.

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  14. Dagney

    January 3rd, 2013

    That’s an assault hammer right there! Those are made to kill people, not to build things (things you’d never have built anyway).

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  15. Jethro

    January 3rd, 2013

    Just the other day my hammer accidently missfir….I mean slipped off the top of my step ladder and barely missed hitting me in the face.
    We MUST outlaw these WEAPONS OF MASS CONSTRUCTION immediately!

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  16. Menderman

    January 3rd, 2013

    WMC’s!!!!

    I like that! I’m gonna use that at the jobsite tomorrow!

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  17. Carlos The Jackal

    January 3rd, 2013

    I have an assault tomahawk that I am absolutely deadly with within 50 feet. try as I might, I’ve never been able to get the thing to throw itself.

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  18. Jethro

    January 3rd, 2013

    WEAPON OF MASS CONSTRUCTION:
    http://toolmonger.com/2008/07/14/update-dewalt-16/
    .

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  19. factslady

    January 3rd, 2013

    He needs a sickle to go with that hammer.

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  20. Rage against the ObamaRegime

    January 3rd, 2013

    Do I have a pre-ban hammer if it has a bayonet lug?

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  21. Moe Tom

    January 3rd, 2013

    Screw the hammer. Ever consider a Disson, rip, hand saw as a weapon? Even a crosscut? Just imagine a few well placed swipes.

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  22. Moe Tom

    January 3rd, 2013

    Its called the Dissen Otolaryngologist. Ears, nose, and throat, ripped in split seconds. WMD in the subways.

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  23. Unruly Refugee

    January 3rd, 2013

    You can make a hell of a politician behavior modifier out of a ball peen head, a two foot length of chain, and an 18 inch wooden handle.

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