Knives Account for 3 Times as Many Murders as Rifles Do According to the FBI


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After every mass shooting, politicians on the left clamber for increased gun control measures. They tell Republicans to “do the right thing” and “get something done.”

Lost in the noise, however, is what exactly should be done. And even more important, why.

For many politicians, Democrats and Republicans alike, gun control proposals are nothing more than cheap attempts to politicize tragedy. The most recent statistics from the FBI explain why.

But first, some background.

A pair of horrific shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend has brought several controversial policy proposals into the spotlight.

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Perhaps chief among them is the assault weapons ban, a measure that would ban “military-style” semi-automatic rifles — and which is favored by an overwhelming number of Democrats.

In fact, nearly every Democrat running for president in 2020 has voiced support for a ban, according to Vox.

But would an

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