By: Brian Evans
As Democrats go on their gun control push, Americans have seen the Democrats, and even 2020 Presidential candidates promise to seize Americans guns, trample on the American people’s Constitutional rights, and all in the name of their lust for power and greed! For example, Kamala Harris reiterated her promise to use her power as President of the United States to utilize executive action to implement ‘gun control’!
In fact, while the other Democrat hopefuls vowed to implement stringent gun control, Senator Kamala Harris decided to one-up them, as she said if Congress couldn’t get American’s guns, she would do so THROUGH EXECUTIVE ACTION!
Kamala Harris said that she would use executive action to…
“put in place the comprehensive background check policy we’ve had”
Harris then added that she would order the ATF to…
“take the licenses of gun dealers who violate the law.”
Interestingly, she then went on to say that she would issue an executive order to ban the importation of “assault weapons,” even though it is already banned under the ATF’s policy!
Now, The Conservative Review reported that…
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its Uniform Crime Report for 2018 on Monday, and the numbers indicate that more people were killed by knives than rifles.
The annual report touts an overall drop in violent crime for the second consecutive year, according to the Bureau’s news release on the numbers. However, the numbers specifically on homicides in the United States offer some insight into America’s ongoing gun control debate.
Due to multiple shooting massacres that took place in August, gun control proponents have once again turned their animus toward semi-automatic rifles such as the AR-15. Perhaps the most salient example of this is 2020 Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke’s pledge, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
However, as has been the case in previous years, the numbers show that rifles in general — including semi-automatics as well as others — only account for a fraction of a percent of the total homicide rate in the United States.
Here’s what the FBI’s 2018 homicide numbers show us:
- Overall, the number of homicides dropped from 15,195 in 2017 to 14,123 in 2018. The overall number of people murdered with guns dropped as well.
- 10,265 were committed with firearms, out of which handguns accounted for 6,603.
- Rifles were used in 297 homicides, shotguns in 235, and “other guns” in 167.
- 2,963 homicides were listed as “firearms, type not stated.”
What does this show us? According to the available information, rifles accounted for just 2.1 percent of total homicides last year — and 2.9 percent of gun homicides.
Ultimately, this demonstrates that more Americans are dying from weapons of other kinds, including using one’s hands or feet! In fact, it shows that Americans are five times more likely to be killed by knives, and twice as likely to be killed with other weapons like the hand to hand attacks! In addition, it shows that the left’s claim that AR-15 rifles and other rifles, which the left likes to call “assault weapons” or “military-style weapons”, even though they are far from either category!
Democrats are pushing for not only gun-control but gun theft and confiscation of American citizen’s guns, despite it being a violation of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, as well as, having nothing to do with the safety and security of American citizens. Instead, it is about greed and power! After all, George Washington once said…
And he added…