FBI: Knives Are Five Times Deadlier Than Guns
October 01, 2019
In news unsurprising to anyone familiar with crime statistics, the recent FBI data revealed five times as many deaths are caused by knives than guns according to a recent Breitbart News article.
In the piece, Breitbart linked to multiple examples from the recent FBI crime study that demonstrated that knife attacks are a vastly greater threat to Americans than firearms. This runs contrary to every Democratic presidential nominee’s talking points on the Second Amendment and the impact of gun ownership in America.
The recent FBI study flies in the face of anti-gun advocates who proport that so-called “assault weapons,” pose an enormous threat to the safety of American citizens. According to the latest data, roughly 1,500 deaths are caused each year by knives, while only 297 were caused by rifles of any type in 2018.
Though this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the scare tactics utilized by those who wish to disarm Americans. After all, as we’ve seen from countless individuals with direct ties to the highest people in the Democratic party, they aren’t above fabricating stories about MAGA-hat wearing hoodlums to advance their cause. Hopefully these Machiavellian tactics do more to discrete their lies and misdirect than galvanize support. Especially when empirical data like this FBI study, demonstrably prove their rhetoric untrue.