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Reply #238: You're correct; rifles of any type are only involved in about 3% of U.S. murders. [View All]

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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 11:00 PM
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238. You're correct; rifles of any type are only involved in about 3% of U.S. murders.
FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Table 20, Murder, by State and Type of Weapon:

http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2007/data/table_20.html
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/data/table_20.html
http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/05cius/data/table_20.html

About twice as many people are murdered annually using shoes and bare hands as are murdered using any type of rifle. The big issue is illegally possessed handguns, as you mention.
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