Which are used to kill more people, knives or rifles?

Last night we reported on the stabbing spree that took place in Orange County, California, killing four people and leaving two more critically wounded. \

In response to a tweet about that from CBS Los Angeles, Ben Shapiro made a point I thought was worth echoing here:

Knives ares used in almost four times as many homicides as rifles? My first thought was that can’t be right.



But then I looked up the FBI statistics:

He’s exactly right. In 2017 there were 403 murders using a rifle and 1,591 using a knife.

But that’s just 2017. If you look at previous years, the disparity is even greater. And whatever you do, don’t look at the handgun statistic.

And yet all we hear about is banning sporting rifles like the AR-15. Even Bill Clinton came out today and called for a reinstatement of the Assault Weapons ban.

The media and Democrats are pathetic. They only want to do things that make it look like they are trying to solve problems. It’s all about winning elections.

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7 thoughts on “Which are used to kill more people, knives or rifles?

  1. It is up to the people with these kinds of statistics THAT NEED TO MAKE A BIG DEAL ABOUT THIS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU ALL ARE ALWAYS ALLOWING THE LEFT TO DETERMINE THE STORYLINE. YOU ALL NEED TO GET ON TOP OF ALL OF THIS. THE NATION IS CRASHING BECAUSE OF THE LEFT. I JUST HOPE I AM NOT ALIVE TO SEE THE END RESULT OF THEIR STORYLINE!

  2. keep this in mind- the left will still hate you if you disarm- but once again republicans are giving in to the left- thinking that finally, the left will like us- “IF we just…” Wake up republican senators- you can NOT give the left one inch on this issue- they will NOT stop at ‘red flag laws with strong protections for due process’
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    Sadly the right will capitulate again

  3. Reality? We don’t care about reality. It’s what makes us feel good about ourselves that counts!

  4. In London, after banning all the guns, they’re now calling for knife control. Not even kidding.

    Criminals love leftists like bacon eaters love pig farmers.

  5. Prior to the NFA in 1934, you could walk into a hardware store and buy a Thompson submachine gun. How many mass shootings did we have back then?

  6. As long as the GOP continues to let democrats control the narrative this rifle hysteria will continue. Where is the republican ad that shows 4 times more knife homicides than rifle homicides? Call them out!

  7. In 2015 638,169 babies were “legally” aborted in the US. according to the CDC reporting statistics. And we’re more worried about guns, knives and blunt objects. We’re a sick society!

    In 2015, 638,169 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2015 was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 188 abortions per 1,000 live births.

    this group says the amount is more, which I believe because doctors are NOT required to report abortions to the CDC
    https://abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

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