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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Study: Four of Five Criminals Acquire Guns Illegally

A study conducted by the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health shows that four out of five criminals acquire their guns illegally, while one out of five acquires them through legal means, prior to building up a criminal record.

The Washington Post published the study, which looked at guns recovered from Pittsburgh crime scenes in 2008 and found that “in approximately 8 out of 10 cases, the perpetrator was not a lawful gun owner but rather in illegal possession of a weapon that belonged to someone else.”

Roughly one out of five guns, 18 percent, were used in crimes by the people who actually purchased them. This latter group would consist of people with criminal intent but no criminal record to prevent them from passing a background check. Such people have legally acquired weapons, then killed innocents at Virginia Tech University (2007), Fort Hood (2009), Aurora movie theater (2012), DC Navy Yard (2013), Fort Hood (2014), Chattanooga (20105), Umpqua Community College (2015), Orlando (2016), among others.



Anonymous said...

Don't believe it! The democrats said if we make it tougher to get guns then the criminals will not be able to get them.

Barney Rubble said...

This is great! Now, we don't need a law banning guns.

Anonymous said...

Wow. So basically this states the obvious that progressive fanatics fail to embrace. No need for gun control. What we need is criminal & terrorist control! 🤔🤔🤔