The FBI has released their 2007-2011 “Murder Victims by Weapon” report. The results are contradictory to anti-gun industry claims that relaxing the ban on assault weapons will cause more crime.
The report indicates you are more likely to be killed by hands or feet than by a rifle or shotgun.
Since 2007 there has been a 16.2% decline in murders committed with
personal weapons which are defined as “hands, fists, feet etc.” The
number of murders of this type in 2011 totaled 728.
While gun ownership has dramatically increased since 2007, murders
for both the shotgun and rifle categories have seen declines faster than
the rate of personal weapons related crime.
*(Yes, I know: "It doesn't say anything about handguns! Handguns are EVIL!!" Etc.)