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So, here are the 2019 Percent of Gun Owners followed by the 5yr Average Percent -
Percent for 2019 -
Total = 0.010741% = 0.011%
Handgun = 0.006668% = 0.0067%
Rifle = 0.000381% = 0.00038%
Shotgun = 0.000209% = 0.00021%
Other = 0.000047% = 0.00005%
Not Stated = 0.003435% = 0.034%
Here are the 5yr Averages -
Total = 0.010734% = 0.011%
Handgun =0.006926% = 0.007%
Rifle =0.000329% = 0.00033%
Shotgun = 0.000250% = 0.00025%
Other = 0.000149% = 0.00015%
Not Stated = 0.003079% = 0.0031%
2017 was something if a peak year - Total Firearm Homicides -
2015 = 9,143
2016 = 10,398
2017 = 11,014
2018 = 10,445
2019 = 10,258
As you can see the overall trend is DOWN. Though God knows what 2020 will show.
Note that Handguns in 2019 involved Less than SEVEN Thousandth of a Percent of Gun Owners are involved in Homicide.
Note that Rifles in 2019 involved LESS THAN 4 TEN Thousandths of a Percent.
Note Shotguns microscopic at ABOUT TWO TEN THOUSANDTHS of a Percent.
Note Guns Not Stated are LESS THAN 4 HUNDREDTHS of a Percent.
This hardly seems to justify oppressive regulations on the 99.99% of people who are ALREADY obeying the Law.
Clearly the problem that needs to be solved in the 0.001% that ARE NOT Obeying the Law.
This shows the Flaw in Gun Control, it absolutely and indisputably targets the WRONG PEOPLE.
Rifle Homicides were 0.00038% (364) but less than Half those by the best available estimates are Tactical/Sport Rifles, so that makes it 0.00019% of Gun Owners that are the problem.

However, older estimates put Tactical/Sport Rifles at about 15 Million, though newer estimated put it closer to 20 Million to 30 Million with some estimates as high as 35 Million. But remember if I use a larger number of Rifles, I come out with a smaller percentage, so I will use the smallest number to produce the largest resulting percentage.

We will make the assumption that the number of Homicides is half even though it is probably lower.
182 = Estimate of Tactical/Sport Rifles involved in Homicide.
15 Million = Estimate of the number of Tactical/Sport Rifles.
(182 / 15,000,000) X 100 = 0.001213%
100% - 0.001213% = 99.9988%
Tactical/Sport Rifles are = 99.9988% SAFE
I would speculate that your Morning Coffee is not necessarily 99.999% Safe
That does not bode well for justifying a "assault rifle" ban.

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