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FBI Data: Four Times as Many People Killed With Knives Than With Rifles in 2019

Rifles are rarely used in crimes.

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Crime data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicates that four times as many people were killed with knives than with rifles in 2019.

The federal agency’s Uniform Crime Report, released in late September, summarizes documented homicides and the means of their execution.

1,476 killings were accomplished with the use of “knives and cutting objects.” 364 took place with the use of a rifle, the majority of these deaths taking place during mass shooting events.

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Even more homicides occurred through the use of “personal weapons” of hands and feet and blunt objects, with 600 and 397 deaths attributed to their use respectively.

The ratio of killings by weapon category remains relatively consistent over the past five years, with knives consistently being used in more homicides than rifles.

Handguns were used in more murders than any other tool, with 6,386 homicides taking place through their use in 2019. An additional 3,281 homicides involved the use of a “firearm, type not stated.”

The UCR for 2019 was only published in September. It’s likely 2020 crime statistics will break down an even larger pool of homicides, with violent crime spiking in Democrat-run big cities in conjunction with coronavirus and soft-on-crime liberal municipal policies.

Rifles are not commonly used in crimes, at all. It’s far from practical for criminals or thugs to use an AK or AR style firearm when far more concealable options are widely available.

It’s peculiar that liberal Democrats continue to agitate fiercely for an outright ban on what they deem to be “assault weapons,” a category distinct from rifles broadly. Perhaps Joe Biden should advocate for a banning on knives, hands and feet to counteract the most common forms of homicide in the United States.

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America First Florida Rep Anthony Sabatini Introduces Pro-Second Amendment Bills that Would Repeal Red Flag Laws and Make the State a 2A Sanctuary

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Anthony Sabatini has quickly established himself as the most Pro-Trump State House Representative in Florida.

And he’s pushing the envelope even further by introducing legislation that will make Florida a “second amendment sanctuary” and repeal the state’s current red flag law

Last week, Sabatini unveiled House Memorial 1135, which directs Congress to designate Florida as a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

“Florida is the nation’s beacon of Freedom—and no state or local official should administer any unconstitutional law,” Sabatini added.

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The memorial alludes to the U.S. Constitution as well as the state’s constitution as far as the right to bear arms is concerned.

On February 2x, 2021, Sabatini made an announcement with regards to his filing of HB 6083, the bill which would repeal Florida’s unconstitutional red flag law. Under red flag laws, judges have the ability to confiscate firearms without due process.

“The Bill also repeals other irrational anti-#2A laws—including the law prohibiting adults 18-20 years of age from purchasing firearms,” Sabatini commented.

For those of us with short-term memory, Florida passed a red flag gun confiscation order in 2018 under the watch of a Republican-controlled state legislature. U.S. Senator Rick Scott was governor at the time and ended up signing the red flag bill, SB 7026, into law. He was sadly rewarded with higher office by voters that election cycle.

Thankfully, the Sunshine State can count on the likes of Sabatini to make things right. More legislators will likely need to copy his example in order to rid Florida of this gun control abomination.

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