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Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 13, 2018 04:56PM
Retired firefighter chases off "thug" attempting a home invasion!

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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 13, 2018 05:01PM
"Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills"
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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 13, 2018 05:02PM
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Steve G.
"Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills"

Oh, sure. Put your libtard, gun-grabber "spin" on it.
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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Pam
Date: April 13, 2018 05:24PM
They have a Ring doorbell but didn't use it to see who was there or talk to the kid? That woman didn't need to open her door.
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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: April 13, 2018 08:14PM
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Lux Interior
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Steve G.
"Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills"

Oh, sure. Put your libtard, gun-grabber "spin" on it.

Yep, seems like another good shoot - except he missed. The NRA should give him a coupon for a free course on shooting thugs.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 14, 2018 08:47AM
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Speedy
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Lux Interior
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Steve G.
"Black teen misses bus, gets shot at after asking for directions in Rochester Hills"

Oh, sure. Put your libtard, gun-grabber "spin" on it.

Yep, seems like another good shoot - except he missed.

If he hadn’t missed, the NRA would probably be telling us all about the successful thwarting of an attempted home invasion. And no jury in America would convict this man. (Hell, no DA in America would ever bring charges).
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Re: Mark off another on the "2.5 million annual defensive firearm uses" list!
Posted by: Ted King
Date: April 16, 2018 09:36AM
[www.npr.org]

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According to the Pew Research Center, 48 percent of gun owners say they own a gun mainly for protection. But for years, experts have been divided over how often people actually use guns in self-defense. The numbers range from the millions to hundreds of thousands, depending on whom you ask.

The latest data show that people use guns for self-defense only rarely. According to a Harvard University analysis of figures from the National Crime Victimization Survey, people defended themselves with a gun in nearly 0.9 percent of crimes from 2007 to 2011.

David Hemenway, who led the Harvard research, argues that the risks of owning a gun outweigh the benefits of having one in the rare case where you might need to defend yourself.

"The average person ... has basically no chance in their lifetime ever to use a gun in self-defense," he tells Here & Now's Robin Young. "But ... every day, they have a chance to use the gun inappropriately. They have a chance, they get angry. They get scared."

But the research spread by the gun lobby paints a drastically different picture of self-defense gun uses. One of the most commonly cited estimates of defensive gun uses, published in 1995 by criminologists Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz, concluded there are between 2.2 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses annually.
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"The researchers who look at [Kleck's study] say this is just bad science," Hemenway says. "It's a well-known problem in epidemiology that if something's a rare event, and you just try to ask how many people have done this, you will get incredible overestimates."

In fact, Cook told The Washington Post that the percentage of people who told Kleck they used a gun in self-defense is similar to the percentage of Americans who said they were abducted by aliens. The Post notes that "a more reasonable estimate" of self-defense gun uses equals about 100,000 annually, according to the NCVS data.

From the Harvard University analysis paper cited above:

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Results

Of over 14,000 incidents in which the victim was present, 127 (0.9%) involved a SDGU. SDGU was more common among males, in rural areas, away from home, against male offenders and against offenders with a gun. After any protective action, 4.2% of victims were injured; after SDGU, 4.1% of victims were injured. In property crimes, 55.9% of victims who took protective action lost property, 38.5 of SDGU victims lost property, and 34.9% of victims who used a weapon other than a gun lost property.


Conclusions

Compared to other protective actions, the National Crime Victimization Surveys provide little evidence that SDGU is uniquely beneficial in reducing the likelihood of injury or property loss.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2018 09:42AM by Ted King.
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