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2016 Guns by the Numbers

Friday, January 6, 2017 13:38
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Total private guns in the United States,  404 million Gun Watch

Total private guns added during President Obama’s two terms, 96 million Gun Watch

Murder rate in the U.S. (latest from 2015)  4.9 per 100,000  FBI
Murder rate in the U.S.  1993  9.5 per 100,000  FBI
Murder rate in Brazil (latest) 24.6 per 100,000  Wikipedia
Murder rate in Mexico  2013 15.7 per 100,000  Wikipedia

Number of people with Concealed Carry permits in the United States: 14.5 million study

Number of States where no permit is required to carry concealed or openly:  12

No permit states added in 2016:  4

Number of states who issue carry permits – 49

Number of states where open carry of firearms is legal: 45 with the addition of Texas on 1 January, 2016. map

Number of NICS background checks in 2016  27.5 million  (pdf) FBI

Number of  police killed with their own guns in 2015 – 3  FBI
Number of times guns used to stop crime or for defense yearly: 1.5 million  CDC(pdf)

Suicide rate in the United States  12.1 per 100,000 From
Suicide rate in France                  12.3 per 100,000
Suicide rate in Japan                    18.5 per 100,000
Suicide rate in South Korea         28.9 per 100,000

U.S. Fatal Firearm Accident rate in 2015 latest   .15 per 100,000 CDC WISQARS
U.S. Fatal Firearm Accident rate in 1932 2.5 per 100,000

Michael Bloomberg Dollars devoted to restricting the Second Amendment in 2016,  65 million:  Politico

Anti-Second Amendment initiatives won with Bloomberg money 3 Time

Bloomberg initiative nullified after win, due to legal problems with FBI  1 Reno Gazette-Journal

Anti-Second Amendment initiatives won by Second Amendment supporters 1 Townhall

Percent who believe it more important to protect Right to Own Guns:  52% Pew

Percent who think it more important to control gun ownership: 46%  Pew

Number of guns stolen or lost per year:        200,000

Murders committed with handguns last data, 2015                    6,447    FBI UCR

Murders committed with shotguns 2015                                     269

Murders committed with rifles  2015                                           252

Murders committed with (hands,fists,feet,etc.)  2015                623

Murders committed with blunt objects 2015:                              437

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