"New Study Reveals One Assault Rifle is Traced Back to Crime in Md Every 48 Hrs"
Does anybody have any details about this report?
(ATF) show that 789 assault rifles were traced to crime in Maryland from Jan. 2, 1998 to Dec. 31, 2001, but the actual number of assault weapons traced to crime in the state is likely to be higher......
....According to the tracing data, the most common assault rifles traced to crime by make and model include: 21 Colt AR-15s; 46 USA Military Surplus M1 Carbines; 55 Ruger Mini14s; 92 HiPoint 9mm carbines; and 294 North China Industries SKS variants......
I find it next to impossible to believe these numbers!
Are they including weapons that were stolen during burglaries? Even if they weren't used in the actual commision of a crime?
I really find it hard to believe that there are that many M1 carbines being used in crimes!