Yet More Media Misinformation: Machine guns used by criminals, NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime

Posted: January 17, 2023 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

“In real life, criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses in crime of handguns (11.2%), rifles (0.8%), and shotguns (1.1%). There are few rifles, and the survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. A similar finding is available from the FBI UCR report, where 2.6% of all murders involve rifles of any type and 0.3% of all murders involve unspecified “other guns.” There is a reason for that. Since 1934, there was only one possible known use of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.”

https://crimeresearch.org/2023/01/yet-more-media-misinformation-machine-guns-used-by-criminals-nbcs-law-amp-order-organized-crime/

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