#20 Given that maybe 650 homicides annually are due to rifles OF ANY TYPE, do you want to revisit your inane argument? The guns being used in killings are not significantly different today than 50 years ago, and they were WAY easier to buy back then.
So I ask again...what changed? WHY (again, accepting the premise of the article) are there more?
#22 | POSTED BY MUSTANG
Actually, because the Feds don't keep very good records on Firearm homicides and the CDC is essentially banned from collecting them, about 30% of firearm homicides don't have a listed gun type. So the number from rifles is likely around 10% or 1,000-1,400.
Guns per Person
1950: 1 gun for every 3 people
2019: 1.2 guns for every 1 person
Firearm Homicide Rate:
1950: 2.9 for every 100,000 People
1968: 5 for every 100,000 People
2019: 5 for every 100,000 People
(It should be noted the number of people shot is way up, but we are far better at saving them now than in 1968)
I'd love to give you statistics about where criminals get their guns, but the Republicans made gathering such data illegal in 2003.
Locations of Mass Shootings:
Before 1960: mostly familicides or felony related killings out of public places
Post 1960: most mass shootings are in public places against unknown or barely known bystanders
Frequency of Mass Shootings:
1960's: 1 per 16 months
2019: 1 per 1.5 months
1/3 of all victims of mass shootings since 1968 have died in the last 4 years
The FBI found an increase in active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013. The average number of incidents rose from 6.4 a year in the first seven years of the study to an average of 16.4 a year in the second seven-year period. In subsequent studies, the FBI recorded 20 active shooter incidents per year in 2014 and 2015, followed by 20 incidents in 2016, 30 in 2017 and 27 in 2018.
Types of Weapons:
1950's was dominated by single shot rifles and shotguns and to a lesser extent Revolvers
2019 is dominated by assault rifles and semi-automatic handguns
Ironically, the number of firearm homicides are likely a bit higher but only 90% of law enforcement agencies submit their data to the FBI.