Noting that this data does not include acts of terrorism, use of explosives as a murder weapon averagely takes the lives of10 individual yearly. This, as one would expect, is low in number, since murderers rarely create a chaos and uproar around their crime scene.
9. Drowning victims:
Collected stats from 2008 shows 10 known cases of individuals who were murdered by forced drowning.
8. Narcotics used for murder:
A total of 33 people were murdered using narcotics in 2008.
7. Fire induced killings:.
Fire has been one of the favorite methods amongst murderers to commit acts atrocity, where usually minimum evidence is left for investigation. In the US alone between 80 to 100 people die from arson induced fire as one of the most common murder weapons
6. Strangulation to death:
Strangulation or stranglingis literally the closing of a person’s windpipe by forceful compression, which leads to unconsciousness and subsequently death. The oxygen flow is cut off and the person’s brain is the first organ to die after a few minutes. Strangulation has taken the lives of 88 Americans in 2008.
5. Asphyxiation to death:
Asphyxiation is somewhat of different than strangulation in a sense that loss of consciousness is caused by impairing normal breathing using hazardous gases like carbon monoxide and sulphur. This common method has taken the lives of 89 in the US during 2008.
4. Use of blunt objects:
Let’s not be vague, these objects include anything from hammers, clubs, and baseball bats to bottles and tree branches, annually taking the lives of nearly 600 people in the States alone.
3. Personal body weapons:
The third most common murder weapons are body parts such hands, feet, fists and head. Throwing a punch, a head-butt or a kick against another person’s head usually has fatal consequences and unfortunately many people have been murdered as such. In 2008 it is reported that 861 lost their lives by fatal body blows in the US.
2. Knives and cutting instruments:
Cold arms usually in the form of sharp objects – mostly knives – have caused the death of 1897 people in 2008. There’s no way to regulate or stop people from obtaining sharp object and it is unfortunate that they are used in murders.
1. Firearms (misleading)
Nearly 75% of the cases involving firearms are actually gang related and another fraction of it are justifiable cases in self-defense. As stated in the opening paragraph, many lives are actually saved by those have them and use them for protection; hundreds of thousands of women use guns in the US to protect themselves against rapists and criminals. It is historically and socially proven that the more right to arms are taken away from the regular citizenry the more crime brews thereafter and more innocent lives are lost. Not only that, total freedom means freedom to protect one’s self without complete reliance on government, which in a majority of cases does not respond in time and is itself a threat when corrupted; the founding fathers understood this common sense.
Moreover, the states with the most strict gun control laws like Illinois and New York have the worst gun crimes simply because criminals can easily do what they want, whereas southern states like Texas with the least gun control have some of the lowest gun crimes since individuals can protect themselves against criminals. Ask this intellectual questions… WHY?
4. Blunt objects + 3. Body weapons + 2. Knives result in MUCH larger crime numbers than 1. Firearms
Also note that: Use of knives, bats, personal body weapons and blunt objects (as highlighted in red) are the tools, which the criminals use to take far more lives that guns. Criminals will always get their their weapons, no matter what. That is a FACT!
Iran gets to have as many nuclear bombs as they want? Why? because 20 people were choked to death in Iran? 100 were stabbed? How are these related?
Where is the limit? Our military has nukes, you should have the right to have nukes?
Who cares about estimated percentage of gang related blah blah blah. I count one little 7 year old girl shot many times with a bushmaster, as enough reason.
Take them all away. Melt them all down.
"Use of knives, bats, personal body weapons and blunt objects (as highlighted in red) are the tools,"
That's true, but what of it? That's the excuse? What if Lanza only had "Use of knives, bats, personal body weapons?" How many dead children? None probably.
There is no argument for the continued availability to the public for assault weapons.
Why are you guys so liberal about gun rights? Even with children mowed down, you can't acccept the fact assault weapons have no place in the public's hands. Taking them away now will save many more children, why are you against that? An no you don't know how many shootings were averted when previous gun restrictions were passed, because they never happened. There probably would have been more columbines. Because there was a columbine, doesn't mean the restrictions weren't working. Another faulty excuse. There is something wrong with people sho support no restrictions on guns.
When are you going to settle on the fact that the guns are not the reason these schoolchildren are dead, it was the guy that shot them?
It was the mentally deranged shooter and his ignorant mother that allowed him access to those same weapons. A gun is just that, a gun and it can't do anything without someone to load, point and operate the gun. The people responsible for those actions are the people responsible for whatever happens next, not the gun.
Taking guns away from lawful citizens will not prevent the next shooting. The criminals with their illegal guns will still be out there and will still have their guns. The big difference is that 'we' won't.
When you start passing laws based on emotion versus facts and common sense, you’re heading down the wrong path.