Category Archives: GUN NUMBERS

“Percentage Of Gun Crimes Committed with With Legal Or Illegal Guns? “

Someone came by searching for “what percentage of crimes committed with illegal and legal guns.” In reality, very few guns are illegal, and fewer should be. Up until a few years ago, the military styled Sport Utility Rifle, often called … Continue reading

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"Most Crime Guns Legally Purchased?" Not So Fast

Someone came by searching for “most crime guns legally purchased.” It sounds like the anti-gun activists have been playing at semantics again. First, except for a few guns stolen from package services, virtually every gun sold in the United States … Continue reading

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"How Many Guns Does The Average American Household Own?"

Someone came by searching for “how many guns does the average american household own.” It would be easier to estimate if we had a reasonable estimate of the number of actual households; as opposed to “dwelling units,” the United States … Continue reading

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"Gun Death USA 2010"

Someone came by searching for “gun death usa 2010.” The FBI has not released the complete set of homicide statistics, and the Census is still working on 2008. The data I have is from unofficial sources. Within a few percent … Continue reading

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How Many Households With Guns?

Someone came by searching for “how many households with guns?” There is an economic problem with that query. The number of households is shrinking so rapidly as children move home, young families move in with parents, or turn spacious single … Continue reading

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2010 US Gun Deaths?

Someone came by searching for “2010 us gun deaths.” The official US homicide numbers will not be out until September, and the Census numbers on suicide and firearms accidents will be out in 2015. So it several years too early … Continue reading

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2011 Statistics For Band Guns

Some searches stump me. Someone came by searching for statistics on band guns. Assuming the search was for “ hand guns” they are selling nicely. The FBI reported a total of 5,597,828 total NICS checks during the first four months … Continue reading

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How Many Guns Produced Each Year?

Someone came by looking for “how many guns produced each year.” That’s a good question. We can get a good estimate of how many “sporting arms” are produced each year. But “sporting arms” are a comparatively small part of small … Continue reading

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"How Do You Find Out How Many Guns Someone Has"

Someone came by looking for “how do you find out how many guns someone has.” There are several ways. You can ask that person. It is not likely that you will get an honest answer but you can ask. Or … Continue reading

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"We Should Not Have Guns?"

Someone came by searching for “we should not have guns.” Well, perhaps. I have talked about England, which in the middle ages was as high as 55 per 100,000 population per year. But let’s change countries, and go to Germany … Continue reading

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