How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

How Often Do People Use Guns In Self-Defense?

A student participates in a civilian active shooter response course for concealed weapons permit holders on March 24 in Longmont, Colo. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. It’s a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses? 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 […]

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