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Numbers Are In: Guess How Many More People Are Killed By Knives Than Rifles

According to the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for 2016, the number of people that were stabbed to death is quite alarming.  So alarming, in fact, that it more than quadruples the number that were killed with rifles.

Yes, per FBI: UCR Table 12, approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles of any kind – including AR-15s or similar rifles – while a whopping 1,604 people were killed with “knives or cutting instruments.”

When compared to UCR figures from 2015, the gap actually widened.  In 2015, the numbers were 548 and 1,573 people, respectively.

Also, Table 12 for 2016 also reveals that the number of people killed by the use of “hands, fists, feet, etc.” checked in at a total of 656, which – you guessed it – also outweighs the number by rifles nearly twofold.

Of course, by highlighting this information, it’s not to make less of the deaths by rifles. The purpose is simply to illustrate that Democrats and the liberal media have it all wrong pushing for an “assault weapons” ban. They continue their focus here, when clearly, it should be elsewhere.

Wake up, people!

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