Bross Chingas Bross Real Estate, Riverside Realty, #1 in 2013
Leslie Clarke Homes, your real estate solution, Westport, CT 203-984-1856Westport Downtown Merchants Association community-wide holiday party, 5:30 December 3, Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport
Molly Lane, Exceptional Properties Specialist: Fairfield County Homes, 917-670-4842
 
Monday, November 24, 2014
News

Friday, January 18, 2013

Most Connecticut Killings are With Handguns, Not Rifles

Digg Favicon Email Favicon Facebook Favicon LinkedIn Favicon TwitThis Favicon  

By Michael Gambina

www.ctmirror.org

Two thirds of the murders in Connecticut from 2006 to 2011 - some 454 - were committed with a gun.

Nearly 70 percent of those killings were with handguns, in keeping with the national trend, Federal Bureau of Investigation records show.

While assault weapons and semiautomatic rifles like the Bushmaster AR-15 have gathered much attention recently, statistics show they are not used in violent crimes as often as other firearms. Over the last six years, handguns were used in 317 Connecticut murder cases, compared to 12 killings committed with either a shotgun or rifle. (In some 125 cases, the nature of the firearm used in the killing was unknown.)

National trends are consistent with Connecticut’s experience. In the last six years, some 68 percent of all murder cases in the nation were committed with a gun.

Click here for more of story

Posted 01/18 at 07:00 PM 

Comments:     Comment Policy

No comments yet.

You need to Register and be logged in to post comments. If you are already registered but are not logged in, you can Login here.

Name:

Email:

Location:

URL:

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

You must be logged in to comment. You must also answer the question or solve the equation below:

What is missing: North, South, East, ----? (4 character(s) required)

Please note by clicking on "Submit" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Inappropriate posts may be removed.

<< Back to main