FOX News Nation Only 3 Days Behind Scared Monkeys Post on More People Killed With Fists, Hammers, Clubs and Knives than Rifles
File this one under the category of it’s better late than never … Hammers more deadly than rifles.
While the MSM, even FOX News, these days is more concerned with news pregnancy stories of Kim Kardashian, Lindsey Lohans’s never ending drunken episodes and other irrelevant celebrities like Honey Boo Boo … Fox News Nation has finally got around to publishing a story via Breitbart – Big Government that Scared Monkeys had posted on 12/31/12 regarding how more people are killed by fists/hands/feet, bats, hammers and knives than those evil assault rifles. With Democrats trying to exploit the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that sadly saw 26 individuals, including 20 children, murdered at the hands of a crazed gunman, it would appear that the Dems refuse to look at the statistical facts. We were only three days ahead of the news cycle of a link that was on the Drudge Report. Because far be it that a web site that covers high, medium and lw profile crimes against children be ahead of the game. According to FBI statistics more people are hammers, clubs, hands and fists than rifles. So does this mean that Democrats will attempt to ban Louisville Sluggers, hammers and individuals own hands? Q and O opines, should DiFi ban assault hammers? Are we going to have to register hammers, especially the scary looking dark colored ones?
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.
Also, what SM found out during the review of murders is that more people were killed by DUI illegal immigrants than were killed by rifles. Imagine that, so will Democrats ban illegals immigrants for the safety of our children? NOT A CHANCE. Are Democrats really sincere about their protection of children, or is this gun grab just another example of Democrats not letting an opportunity go to waste?
UPDATE I: Just in case you thought this was misinformation, check out the FBI stats for yourself. BTW, check out the trend of total fire arm deaths, they are actually going down, not up.
Ban on Assault Rifles? Why Isn’t Obama and Democrats Banning Knives, Hands, Fists, Feet and Bats … What About Shot Guns? … Ban DUI, Illegal Immigrants, They Kill More
THE BIG ASSAULT WEAPONS LIE … Is Obama going to enact new laws that ban knives, hands, feet and blunt objects like bats? What about shotguns? How about Illegal Immigrants?
One needs to look no further than the FBI data for murders in 2011 to understand that President Obama and Democrats are using the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy for their own political gain. They claim its about safety and the protecting of children. Really? This weekend in a ‘Meet the Press’ interview Obama said he was going to enact new gun measures in 2013. Did you know that according to the FBI that more people are murdered annually by knives, shot guns, objects, hands/fists/feet, DUI and by illegal immigrant DUI’s that assault weapons? Where is the hue & cry to ban illegals who commit a 9-11 every year with DUI deaths?
However, if you actually take a look at the murder stats complied by the FBI you will note that hand guns are actually the highest percentage of the cause of murders in the US, not assault rifles. When applying the unknown guns by percentage to hand guns, rifles and shot guns … rifles are responsible for 3.2%, shotguns 3.5% , knives 13.4% and other sharp objects , other weapons 13.1% , and hands/fists/feet 5.7%. That is correct, with all the attention and exploitation by Democrats and the community agitator in Chief Obama, more people are actually killed by shot guns than assault rifles. Especially when you factor in that the category below is all rifles, not just assault rifles. 2.5% more people were killed by one’s hands/fists and feet than by rifles. 11.2% more people were murdered by knives and other piercing objects than rifles. And 10.9% more people were killed by other blunt objects like bats than rifles.
Table 20 – FBI murder stats (see full table and results)
So why is there no talk about legislation to ban knives, other blunt force objects and hands/fists/feet/ when they kill more readily than rifles, hmm? I guess that will be next for Obama to go after. Make no mistake about it America, this is about gun control and weakening the 2nd Amendment, not protecting children.
What about DUI deaths in the United States? In 2010 an estimated 10,228 people who died in drunk driving crashes, accounting for 31% of all traffic deaths last year. Far more individuals were killed as a result of DUI than assault weapons yet where is the outcry from Barack Obama and Democrats about drunk driving?
US Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) quoted from a Congressional Report, “Drawing a Line in the Sand” which reveals 25 Americans are killed every day by illegal aliens. The estimate is 12 are murdered and 13 killed in traffic violations, mostly from drunk driving; over 9,000 Americans killed every year.
It’s all about exploiting the Sandy Hook Elementary school murders and the US Constitution, not protecting children. A ban will do nothing We need to look no further than to see the FBI stats to see that states like NY, IL and DC that have harsh gun laws are the highest in murders.
Posted December 31, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Just another reason why we love Sheriff Joe Arpaio …
In the wake of the Sandy Hill Elementary School mass murder shooting in Newtown, CT, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to put armed volunteer posse members near schools. The volunteer posse will not be in the schools, but will instead patrol around the perimeters. Instead of politicizing the actions of a mad man in Connecticut and the death of 26 individuals at the Newtown school Arpaio is more interested in protecting the children. , When asked what he thought the reaction would be to his plan, Sheriff Joe stated, ”It doesn’t matter what the reaction is. My main objective is to protect the public and do what we can to detour any of the massacres that have been happening around the country.”
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio plans to start putting armed members of his volunteer posse near schools in the wake of the mass shooting in an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Arpaio doesn’t plan to put posse members inside schools but will have them posted around the perimeters.
“Why not utilize the posse into patrolling schools in our areas?” Arpaio asks.
With what he thinks is no reason not to, he’ll start this new idea within the next week.
The specific schools are not yet known but volunteers will be spread throughout Arpaio’s jurisdiction and he has identified certain areas.
The posse members are qualified for the job, according to Arpaio.
“Our posses are well trained with over 100 hours of how to use weapons [and] they have authority under the elected sheriff,” Arpaio said. “I feel they’ll be a great asset to schools around our area.”
Before Barack Obama and the rest of the anti-Second Amendment right, anti-gun Democrats over-reach and attempt to exploit the horrendous actions of a crazed, lone, insaneoid gunman Adam Lanza who murdered his mother and then went on a shooting rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT killing 26, including 20 children … they may want to take a look at how Americans feel about those who Democrats and the MSM want to demonize. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 54% of Americans have a favorable image of the NRA, while only 38% have an unfavorable one. This even after the liberal MSM has tried to smear the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for his press conference comments and ’Meet the Press’ interview asking to protect children by arming individuals in the schools.
The NRA’s positions on guns and gun control legislation have received significant attention from media and politicians during the last week after the association’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, held a press conference in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. LaPierre denounced the idea of additional gun control legislation and instead called for armed guards in the nation’s schools. The press conference came midway through the field period of this Dec. 19-22 USA Today/Gallup poll.
Other polls have shown that Americans place gun control only fourth on the list for protecting children, following police presence in schools, greater focus on mental health screening and decreasing gun violence in movies, TV and video games.
Fellow Local Connecticut Law Enforcement Officers Give Newtown Police Christmas Day Off … “It’s a police thing”
‘Tis the Season, The long Blue Line of Christmas caring … “It’s a police thing”.
The tragedy of the Newtown, CT Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has not just been difficult on the families who have lost loved ones when 26 people were murdered, including 20 children, but it’s also been demanding on the Newtown police department. They have been going nonstop since the shooting massacre and are getting a rare Christmas gift. Their fellow law enforcement brethren in nearby communities of Monroe, Brookfield, Danbury, Bethel and Milford are allowing for the Newtown’s police officers a holiday off, for the entire force. Lt. Bob Kozlowsky of the Shelton, Connecticut, police department said, “when something like this happens … it’s a police thing. We’ll always try to help out neighboring towns. Any time there’s a tragedy, we’ll try our best to lend a helping hand.”
On Christmas Day, thanks to a grassroots effort by their fellow law enforcement brethren in nearby communities, Newtown’s police officers will be the recipients of a rare gift in their profession — a holiday off, for the entire force.
“Patrol officers and sworn personnel will be given the day off to be home on Christmas. Officers from surrounding towns will be patrolling Newtown,” police Sgt. Steve Santucci of Newtown told CNN.
Newtown police have been working nonstop since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14. The school shooting claimed the lives of 20 children and six faculty members, leaving a close-knit community — and its police force — still reeling 10 days later.
“We’ve sent officers, dispatchers, and even our chief of police has gone to Newtown to help out. We’ve helped with dispatching, traffic, miscellaneous calls. Our chief of police has gone to assist their chief of police with administrative duties.”
On Christmas Day, those neighborly officers will take to the streets of Newtown again. For a time, for a day, it can be Christmas for the officers of Newtown and their families.