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Time to ban fists and feet

09 Jan
Time to ban fists and feet

Here’s a little factoid that the foaming at the mouth Assault Weapons Banning crowd might find interesting.  According to the FBI you are TWICE as likely to be beaten to death by someone using their hands or feet than you are being killed by a rifle.

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And that’s not just a so called “assault” rifle…that’s EVERY kind of rifle combined.

The numbers break down like this: In 2010 when this information was compiled there were 358 murders committed by a perpetrator using a rifle.  Over that same time, 745 people were killed were the perpetrator used only his hands, fists or feet to do so.

At a ratio of 2 to 1 there is an epidemic of fist and feet murders going on in the country and as such, according to the rationale of the gun control zealots, action must be taken.  Immediately everyone must register their hands and their feet.

Also, we live in the modern age and 10 fingers and 10 toes are antiquated so we must modernize the definition of what hands and feet are.  Since we as a society have evolved to use keyboards and touchscreens and barely write anymore we should, as a society, cut off the 6 fingers of everyone in the nation.  I mean, think of how hard it would be to kill someone when you only have a thumb and an index finger on each hand.

Of course, some people still need/want all 10 fingers so I guess we can set up a ridiculous set of bureaucratic hurdles for those who are privileged and affluent enough to get through, in order to give them special dispensation in order to retain all of their assault fingers.

A similar process would be in order for the feet as well.

And that is only the hands and feet.  I haven’t even mentioned that you are 10 times as more likely to be murdered by a knife, blade, rock or other blunt and non-firearm related object than you are a rifle.

So when a gun control zealot starts spewing their nonsense about their fictional “epidemic” of assault weapons what they really mean is that they are against those weapons in principle and regardless of what tragedy they have to exploit they will continue to try and assert control over you.

I call it a fictional epidemic because, as the FBI has proven, being killed by any sort of rifle is extremely rare.  The epidemic lies in the gun control zealots mind.  They hate these weapons because they are the biggest obstacle in their pursuit of control.  Millions upon millions of law abiding citizens own semi-automatic rifles and they will never use them to commit a crime or heinous act.  Yet their presence in the hands of free men and women are the deterrent that those who seek total control cannot stand.

When we lose those weapons, those in power need not cut off our fingers because our hands will all ready (metaphorically) be in chains

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15 Comments

Posted by on January 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

15 responses to “Time to ban fists and feet

  1. Steve Plemmons

    January 9, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Tony, do you know if these numbers include murders that occurred in self defense?

     
    • Tony Oliva

      January 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

      Steve,

      The FBI data was classified as crime data so it is not likely that they would include lawful self defense that resulted in death in these numbers.

      With that being said, a great deal the numbers from the chart include gang related violence and criminal on criminal murders.

       
    • ian1775

      January 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Self defense is not murder.

       
  2. Gunslinger Hobbs

    January 9, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    The Newtown shooter, the Aurora shooter, the Tuscon shooter, as well as the Clackamus Mall shooter and Virginia Tech shooter all had one thing in common: They all had HANDS. Hands are what hold weapons like guns, knives, clubs, etc. You can also beat someone to death with your bare hands alone. As such, I have made it my mission to constantly call not only my Congressmen, but other states’ as well to demand a plan for complete and sweeping HAND CONTROL. No one outside of government has any use for these terrible weapons of war. Only once we all relinquish these evil Limbs of Mass Destruction will the children be safe.

    (This is satire…please don’t troll me.)

     
  3. Anon

    January 10, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    Y’all need to be put in an insane asylum.

     
  4. moneill

    January 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    Funny you don’t comment on the elephant in the room here. I mean, the–shall we say obvious?–tall red/pink column. Thank you for showing the world these numbers. Perhaps the conversation will widen with your brilliantly hidden message.

     
  5. Henry Perkins

    January 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I think maybe address how you’re seven times more likely to be killed by a handgun than by anyone’s hands or feet. This article seems incomplete without discussion of that fact which the graph clearly present, and frankly seems purposefully unbalanced.

     
    • Tony Oliva

      January 10, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Not quite Henry. As I stated in the article, the FBI compiled ALL murders by handguns which included a disproportionate number of gang related deaths. Gun control would have no impact on criminals killing other criminals.

      Where as being beaten to death is often a larger person beating a smaller person, often times in instances of rape. A handgun in a law abiding citizens hands could lessen the number of innocent deaths in that regard.

       
  6. Paul E. Mason

    January 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    The anti’s are after #1 Handguns. Do not be fooled. The magazines and ammo are only to mix you up.
    #2 After that, anything is fair game. Rifles, shotguns and the like.
    #3 Believe them, and I believe you are nuts.

     
  7. DC

    January 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Being unarmed is the same as being unbrained. Emotions run amok will make it become normal.
    911 will not get help there in time to protect you, just to take names and call the Fire Department to clean the mess.

     
  8. Steve

    January 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Why Not Ban All Weapons? 358 Deaths is still more than 0!

     
    • msalzbrenner

      January 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      One step at a time. In the infamous worlds of the wicked witch of the west. “These things must be done delicately.” All things must be done “subversive”. It’s the oppressors way. ;)

       
  9. jennifer

    January 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    according to that chart provided there where 6,009 deaths from handguns, 2,035 by unknown guns, 373 from shot guns, and 358 from rifles in 2010. While there where only 745 from fist and feet… so i believe she misunderstood the web page it was simply saying death by shot gun and/or rifles is less likely to happen then death from fist and feet. Not all guns just shot guns and rifles. If you where to add all the gun deaths fist and feet DO NOT compare at all.

     
    • Paul E. Mason

      January 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      jennifer. Regardless of the stats, charts, whatever. The anti’s will yell at the top of their lungs just as gov. cuomo did…..”Guns are killing us”.
      Forget the stats and charts. Use your mind and heart. We know the anti’s are drunk on their agenda. We know guns do not kill. ….Guns are used to kill.
      So the anti’s find it fashionible to blame the object used, not the person using it to kill.
      Well, that brings up an interesting point, and that is….. But they only do this concerning guns, which is a human right to possess lawfully. Time to find a tree and throw a rope over a limb. The anti’s are treasonous. Every last one of them.

       
    • Brett

      July 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

      If you really want to get techincal how many of the 6,009 deaths by handgun were shot by police & suicides? Even at that the point has been made that in many cases death by fist is fairly common & not to be dismissed when someone is getting there head pummled into the cement.

       

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