CPR - Knives Kill More People Each Year Than Rifles: Time For Knife Control?

November 11, 2014 By Stephen Frank

The time has come for you to register your steak knives, fishing knives and butter knives. Statistics are clear, more people are killed by knives than by guns. So, if guns are so dangerous we need a database of owners, why not be honest and create a database of knife owners? Yes, before you buy a knife there needs to be a waiting period, a background check, and they must be locked away when not in use.

“The FBI statistics show that knives have been used as a murder weapon far more often than rifles — even those evil “assault weapons” we hear so much about — for quite a while. In 2013, knives or other cutting instruments were used to kill 1,490 victims. In contrast, rifles were the cause of death of 285 murder victims. Shotguns were used in 308 murders. In 2009, the ratio was very similar: knives were used in five times as many murders as rifles. [...]

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