Thursday, February 23, 2017
20+ years of FBI data – “Assault Rifles” pose little threat to public safety
Since 1995 (the year after the 1994-2004 Assault Weapons Ban), the FBI has maintained a very detailed list of how many people have died at the hands of assault weapons and/or rifles, which are merged into the same group. Therefore, we can make a solid comparison on what gun violence looks like.
In 2014, you are 67% less likely to be murdered by an assault weapon or rifle than you were in 1995.