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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:16 PM

Murder

From the 2009 FBI UCR, there were 13,756 murders. 352 were committed with rifles. They were not all AR type rifles nor, necessarily, any on DiFi's list of bad rifles. (about 2.5%)

For the same year 815 murders were accomplished with "personal weapons", that's hands and feet, BTW. (almost 6%)

If we need to register rifles, shouldn't we also take fingerprints and hand impressions of the whole population? Wouldn't that help in fighting crime?

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Reply Murder (Original post)
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 OP
krispos42 Jan 2013 #1
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #4
mike_c Jan 2013 #2
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #5
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #3
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #6
holdencaufield Jan 2013 #7
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #8
jmg257 Jan 2013 #9
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #10
montanto Jan 2013 #11
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #12
montanto Jan 2013 #13
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #14
montanto Jan 2013 #15
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #17
slackmaster Jan 2013 #16
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #18
Hangingon Jan 2013 #19
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jan 2013 #20

Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:18 PM

1. The number is likely a bit over 400, in reality

A lot of gun-related homicides do not have the type of gun listed. Assuming similar proportions to the known gun usage, we can estimate about 410 or so.


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Response to krispos42 (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. There is a category for unknown type.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:18 PM

2. no, the real problem is the one no one will talk about....

Hand guns.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. Hand guns...

...are used in about 47% of murders in the US.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:19 PM

3. it was the gun's fault. hair triggers.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:31 PM

6. I hadn't thought of that. ;)

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:32 PM

7. I wax my triggers

 

Not a hair in sight

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Response to holdencaufield (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:03 PM

8. I'm speechless

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 PM

9. Certainly Couldn't hurt...We should do it. nt

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Response to jmg257 (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:21 PM

10. I did forget...

...the sarcasm tag again.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:42 PM

11. $.05 tax on digits. That'll put a stop to it.

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Response to montanto (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:44 PM

12. Digit meaning...??? n/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:55 PM

13. fingers, toes.

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Response to montanto (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:58 PM

14. So everyone pays...

...$1 and that'll stop murders? I don't understand.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:00 PM

15. I don't understand how a .05 tax on ammo will stop murders either.

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Response to montanto (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:08 PM

17. The only problem...

...a tax increase will solve is the problem of taxes being too low.

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Response to montanto (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:10 PM

16. The Romans taxed people by the head

 

So did the French for a while.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:09 PM

18. Sounds like a plan. :) n/t

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:26 AM

19. Talk among the breakfast group turned to killing in Corpus.

Apparently there were 16 in 2012. Seven were by guns of all types, 5 by knife and 4 by "force". I guess knives will be more popular if we tax bullets. Still, how do you do a drive by with a knife?

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #19)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:14 PM

20. "...how do you do a drive by with a knife?"

I guess you don't. I would guess they'll have to get up close and personal, at least until they steal a pistol.

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