Wrong or lying
Despite the Left’s mewling about the dangers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic rifles, the United States saw a significant decrease in the number of homicides involving rifles, the FBI says.
Murders by all means dipped 7 percent last year, and murders involving firearms dropped by 6.7 percent, the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report concludes. Murders committed specifically with rifles fell by an even greater 23.8 percent.
Rifles were involved in only 2.8 percent of all murders, or 297 total, and were used less often to commit murder than knives, fists, and blunt objects, FBI statistics show.
None of that should be surprising, we suppose. That has been the case for as long as we can remember.
The FBI does not delineate how many murders were committed with any particular model of rifle. AR-15s and AK-47s are included in the overall number – and we expect the percentage would be small. Despite all that, every Democrat 2020 presidential hopeful has a plan to ban AR-15s and AK-47s – or even confiscate them.
But the Democrats already know the truth, they simply are hoping you do not. Their ultimate aim is to rid this country of semi-automatic guns to focus on their real aim – handguns. Not long ago, the Left was in a frenzy to ban them, but turned away as mass shootings made headline to focus on ARs and AKs to prepare the public for the idea of registration and seizure.
The only two things to know about most Democratic politicians when they talk about guns of any sort: They either are wrong or lying.