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Guns Are Rarely Used to Kill Criminals or Stop Crimes VPC Analysis Reveals


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, usa, laws, gun laws, guns, gun control, gun nuts, firearms, truth about guns )

AntiTeapu
- 420 days ago - vpc.org
When analyzing the most reliable data available, what is most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense."



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AntiTeapublican Progressive News (89)
Monday August 26, 2013, 12:31 am
Firearm Justifiable Homicides by Private Citizens Occur Rarely

Firearms are Rarely Used in Self-Defense by Victims of Attempted or Completed Violent Crimes

Firearms are Rarely Used in Self-Defense by Victims of Attempted or Completed Property Crimes

Total Number of Actual Self-Defense Firearm Uses are Only a Small Fraction of Pro-Gun Claims

More than a Third of Persons Shot and Killed in Justifiable Homicides in 2010 Were Known to the Shooter

The study concludes, “The idea that firearms are frequently used in self-defense is the primary argument that the gun lobby and firearms industry use to expand the carrying of firearms into an ever-increasing number of public spaces and even to prevent the regulation of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Yet this argument is hollow and the assertions false. When analyzing the most reliable data available, what is most striking is that in a nation of more than 300 million guns, how rarely firearms are used in self-defense.”
 
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