Used in Self Defense Numbers???
After1 hr 30 mins of research, I stopped reading.
I guess one can spin the numbers any which way; depending what camp you're in.
Is it any wonder no one can even come close to agreement as to "do we need any sort of gun control or not"?
How often do Americans use guns for defensive purposes - Larry Elder - [page]
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence : Studies
Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review
using the data from 1992 and 1994 waves of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), found roughly 116,000 defensive gun uses per year, and Kleck and Gertz (1995), using data from the 1993 National Self-Defense Survey (NSDS), found around 2.5 million defensive gun uses each year.
Re: Used in Self Defense Numbers???
Last I knew fer sure, a national, recognized, scientific organization, National Institute of Science (or National Science Foundation, maybe some other group), one that might be considered "anti," admitted that there were no conclusive studies on either side of the issue.
I believe them to at least have been honest.