This article is SO MORONIC it sucks IQ points out of the room. At least they're consistent in their incompetence.
Let's take a look, shall we?
Number one is....... Pistols.
Wait.... what? No. They wouldn't just list basic types of firearms in their anti gun crusade? You know, to paint ALL guns as BAD? Would they? Yep.
Number two is Revolvers.
Yep no surprise there... Well actually, I was surprised. I expected the insidious 'assault weapon'.
Number three is Rifles!
"According to FBI latest publicly available homicide records, in 2012 rifles were used to murder more than 320 people."
Also in 2012 Blunt objects (clubs, hammers, etc.) were used to murder 518 people and Personal weapons (hands, fists, feet, etc.) a further 678. Obviously RSM couldn't give a rat's $hit about those 1196 people. They don't fit into RSM's agenda.
Number four is Shotguns
"Additionally, the explosive that creates the energy to fire the gun occurs in the fixed shell of a shotgun rather than the metallic cartridge of a rifle.
Per the FBI, shotguns were used in 303 murders in 2012."
RSM, learn a little (at least) about what you are talking about. Modern gunpowder does not 'explode', it burns at a VERY fast rate, producing expanding gas that force the bullet or shot down the barrel.
Also, if you add both the rifle number (320) and the shotgun number (303) it comes out to 623. Still less than hands, fists, feet, etc at 678.
Number five is Derringers
Yep. Derringers. I can honestly say I have never even seen one fired, I know of no one who owns one and I have never heard of one being used in modern times. So why add it? It fits their 'all guns are EVUL' agenda.
Here is a fact that a rag like RSM will not print. Murders by firearms have been steadily (if slowly with sporadic increases) DECREASING for 20 years.
2008 was 9,528 2009 was 9,199 2010 was 8,874 2011 was 8,653 2012 was 8,855
FBI stats from here
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992