You’re More Likely To Be Killed With A Knife, Or Fists, Than An “Assault Weapon”

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“You are more likely to be killed with someone’s “hands/feet/fists” than a rifle,” writes Tim Carney citing this graph based in FBI crime statistics:

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Yeah, but that doesn’t fit the “do something” narrative, right? I mean, “assault weapons” are scary looking, so obviously banning them or restricting their sale will mean we’re safer right?

That’s how people feel. That’s not how things actually are.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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