GUN STUDIES: The Defensive Gun Use Miss Information War

GUN STUDIES: The Defensive Gun Use Miss Information War

by Alan J Chwick & Joanne D Eisen GUN STUDIES: The Defensive Gun Use Miss Information War USA – -(Ammoland.com)- TO DEFEND, or NOT TO DEFEND – that is a question to which almost the entire globe has answered “NO” to self defense. The answer is important because if you have the RIGHT and the WILLINGNESS to defend yourself and your family, you would choose to use a firearm. If the answer is “NO,” then civilians will be banned of the possession of firearms. But here in the US, we have that RIGHT, and so gun control freaks have created a battle of numbers. If there are many civilian defensive uses of guns per year, then civilian possession is beneficial. If there are more criminal uses of firearms per year than civilian defensive uses, then discussion of limiting private ownership of weapons becomes part of the debate. The problem is that the number of Defensive Gun Uses (DGU), is determined specifically by polls. But answers to poll questions by respondents is easily manipulated. How many DGUs are there? One pro-gun writer hits the nail directly on the head. Surveys usually underestimate the number of DGUs because “respondents underreport [1] crime victimization experiences, [2] gun ownership and [3] their illegal behavior.” Many gun owners no longer trust people who ask sensitive questions, and many are concerned by the changing degrees of legality of purchase, possession, use, and carry. It really doesn’t matter, says Brian Doherty, because. “Knowing for sure how […]

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