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Posted: 6/3/2001 9:31:07 AM EDT
I have been a lurker here for awhile... I am doing a reasearch paper advocating the repeal of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (assault weapons ban). I have been looking for and am unable to find the statistics for the various types and numbers of guns used in crime. I know i have seen them before. I would apreciate any information available on this. And any other websites that might help me Astace@home.com
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:43:05 AM EDT
You won't find very many statistics for this. Assault weapons as they are defined by the Violent Crime & Law Enforcement Act of 1994 aren't actually used in crime very much, it's something like 1% of all gun crime. The anti groups don't want to publish numbers because then it would become obvious that the ban is not needed.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:47:14 AM EDT
You might try contacting the research division at the NRA. They've printed some of the stats in the magazine before. You might also try a search of FBI Uniform Crime Report.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 9:55:17 AM EDT
I know they are a tiny percentage, i need someplace reliable to cite that from that would not be considered "a right wing progun nutcase" :)
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 11:11:49 AM EDT
I believe you can find those stats in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports. I don't have a link (I don't even know if its even available online), but do a search and check the FBI's site.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 11:19:13 AM EDT
The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports: [url]http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/ucr.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 5:12:21 PM EDT
Hmm thanks that should help disprove the # of gun traces support. 10+ handguns a year and less then 1k rifles.
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:04:21 PM EDT
The CDC has some info. Here is a start. [url]http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/otheract/ice/guncodes.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/3/2001 6:59:49 PM EDT
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