Report: Knives Used In Twice As Many Killings As Rifles

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, more than twice as many people were killed with knives and other cutting tools than were killed using rifles in 2021.

The report revealed that 447 people were killed with rifles, compared with 1,035 people being killed “with knives or cutting instruments.”

While the number of stabbing deaths compared to shooting deaths with rifles fluctuates from year to year, the use of knives or other cutting tools to kill people has been much higher than the use of rifles in recent years especially.

In 2020, over 3.5 times more people were killed via stabbing than shooting with a rifle — there were 454 people killed with rifles, while 1,732 were killed using “knives or cutting instruments,” according to the FBI report. The report from 2019 indicated that over four times as many people were stabbed to death compared to those killed with rifles of all kinds, while the report from 2018 showed that the number of people stabbed to death was five times higher.

The category of rifles refers to all kinds of rifles — including bolt action, pump action, break action and semiautomatic. It even includes the category labeled by Democrats as “assault rifles.”

Even though the Democrats consistently decry “gun violence” and advocate for banning “assault rifles,” the FBI’s report shows that these guns are not the problem — violence committed by criminals, regardless of the weapon, is the real issue.

Gun rights activist Colion Noir discussed the subject during a recent video, pointing out that Britain has been battling an epidemic of “knife crime” following the country’s actions to essentially outlaw firearms. The problem has gotten so bad that people are now calling for “knife control,” in a similar fashion to the American left’s “gun control” advocacy.

“If you ban guns, criminals just turn to other means to kill people while leaving everyone else defenseless,” said Noir during a video about boxer Tyson Fury demanding knife control in response to the death of his cousin.