RE: Re Look out! long hair gun loon!

Laws, David (
Sun, 21 Dec 1997 12:43:39 -0500

Actually, the chart shows the percentage of all murders from firearms
fluctuated between 42.6% and 71.3%. Where do you see this 80% to 95%


-----Original Message-----
Well, after a bit more web surfing, I came upon a chart showing
murder rate is the US broken down by weapon. The web page is
and the chart shows that between 1971 and 1995, the percentage
of murders that occur with firearms fluctates between about 80%
and 95%. So, my argument is complete: the per-capita murder rate
in the US is between 10 and 50 times higher than in other developed
nations, and the slack can almost entirely be taken up by firearms.