According to the FBI Crime Statistics for 2011, there were 12, 664 homicides. Of those:
There were 6,220 homicides (49%) by
There were 1,694 homicides (13%) by
There were 728 homicides (6%) by
There were 496 homicides (4%) by
There were 356 homicides (2.81%) by
And finally there were 323 homicides (2.55%) by
And that would be all rifles, of which
So somebody explain to me again how "assault rifles" pose a unique threat to our safety and need to be banned?
For many of the left advocating a ban on "assault weapons," they are not looking at facts, they are riding on pure emotion from Sandy Hook and "scary images" of such weapons from the uber violent movies produced by Hollywood. For others, with clearer eyes amd more sinister motives, the "assault weapons" ban is simply an opportunity to chip away at the 2nd Amendment.