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Need a statistic on % of gun crime by felons

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Armueller2001, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Armueller2001

    Armueller2001 Well-Known Member

    I'm arguing with a liberal and he doesn't believe that a great majority of gun crimes are committed by prior offenders, who are legally prohibited from owning or carrying weapons.

    Does anyone have a good source for the percent of gun crime that is committed by felons? I'm guessing it's over 80%.

  2. Larry E

    Larry E Well-Known Member

    Maybe in the FBI Uniform Crime Statistics.

    I find it hard to believe that you'd actually think that a felon would even try to obtain a firearm since it's so obviously illegal for them to possess one. :uhoh: Don't we all know that felons ALWAYS obey the law, and it's just society picking on them that gets them in trouble. :what: :cuss:

    What a sarcastic old coot!
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2008
  3. Griz44

    Griz44 Well-Known Member

    These were clipped from here.

    Among nonviolent Federal offenders, those involved
    with firearms had more extensive criminal histories
    More than 70% of violent Federal offenders had been
    sentenced in the past, regardless of firearms involvement.
    Excluding minor infractions, 76% of property offenders
    and 61% of drug offenders with firearms involvement ¾
    compared to 38% and 48%, respectively, without such involvement
    ¾ had been previously sentenced as an adult.
    70% of offenders whose current case involved firearms
    and 45% of offenders whose offense involved no firearm
    had been sentenced in the past for at least one offense.
  4. jakemccoy

    jakemccoy Well-Known Member

    Even if you show him the stat, he still won't believe it. Invite him to the range and build some camaraderie.
  5. Duke Junior

    Duke Junior member

    +1 on that idea.Stats won't do it.The joy of shooting may do it.Perhaps nothing will do it.
    Try Jake's suggestion.
  6. SCKimberFan

    SCKimberFan Well-Known Member

    You can't engage an unarmed opponent in a battle of wits. He's going to believe what he wants to believe.

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