What’s more dangerous : Islam or guns

Let’s use some factual evidence to look at whether or not it makes sense to ban Islam in the United States, or to ban so-called assault weapons.


So, looking at the above infographic, the information provided is the following

50,000,000 estimated semi-automatic rifles in private possession with a result of 358 people killed on average by Rifles overall (FBI does not differentiate between semi-automatic rifles and bolt action ones).

The resulting number of people killed per semi-auto rifle (Also known in the media as assault rifles) of 0.00000716 , or 0.716 per 100,000 guns.

The number of Americans killed in the United States by known Islamic terror attacks between June 2015 and June 2016 is 0.0000265 , or 2.65 deaths per 100,000 Muslims in the United States.

Now, let’s compare this to the number of registered cars in the United States – 235.5 million vs 32,675 total deaths. Resulting in 13.9 deaths per 100,000 cars (.000139 per car).

So, to reiterate

  • 0.716 deaths from 100k semi-auto rifles
  • 2.65 deaths per 100k Muslims
  • 13.9 deaths per 100,000 cars
  • These are a few numbers that you need to keep in mind next time people are talking about making something illegal, deporting religious adherents, or other similar laws in the name of public safety.

    And if you’re wondering where some of the data is from.

    https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_8_murder_victims_by_weapon_2008-2012.xls (We used 2014 numbers)