Persons Carrying Gun - 4.5 Times More Likely to be Shot

Persons Carrying Gun - 4.5 Times More Likely to be Shot

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    Persons Carrying Gun - 4.5 Times More Likely to be Shot

    Did you know we've been wasting our time and money by investing in guns and ammo? All of our efforts are out of the window according to a study that says, "handguns are not an effective form of self-defense".

    Boy, am I kicking myself.

    Concealed handguns are not an effective form of self-defense. A Nov. 2009 peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Charles Branas, PhD, et al. found that someone carrying a gun for self-defense was 4.5 times more likely to be shot during an assault than an assault victim without a gun. Attackers often surprise victims, making it difficult to use a concealed handgun.

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    Charles Branas, et al., "Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault," American Journal of Public Health, Nov. 2009

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    Darn. Guess I'll start carrying a vase of flowers for the BG. Overwhelm them with kindness. Remember figures do not lie but liars can figure.
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    I carry to protect myself and my loved ones from the BG's. Not to solve societies problems. That said: if more carried the deterrent would only have a positive overall effect on those problems.

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    I'll stop carrying they day I'm shot with my own gun....
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    At least if your armed you have a say so about how it goes down.
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    Concealed handguns are not an effective form of self-defense. A Nov. 2009 peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Charles Branas, PhD, et al.
    Did they read the latest study on lobotomy in “Field and Stream”.
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    This is so doggone ironic.
    I just completed my own study regarding the total lack of credibility of moronic wimpy log headed anti-gun agenda driven pacifist sheeple idiots who fabricate statistics and how they are a mind-boggling 92.4 times less likely to be believed on any Internet firearm forum than on the Mother Earth News & GreenPeace websites.
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    Maybe, I could just carry a rolled up PhD and hit the bad guys with that....

    I'm sure that's probably what Charles Branas does.
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    Thats why I carry a backpack full of breakfast burritos,I figure that by dropping them as I flee the crime scene I can at least slow them up,nobody can resist breakfast burritos,they are the Gold Dot of SD food
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    Now I am very glad; after reading Branas' article I will save a lot of money
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    Well I'd say it's official then... Mr. Charles Branas, PhD is dumber than a bag of hammers.

    Let's see...

    Good guy with no gun is approached by knife wielding bad guy = Dead, or maimed good guy.
    Good guy with a gun and knows when and how to use it, approached by knife wielding bad guy = Dead, or near dead bad guy..

    I don't know, but this seems elementary to me. This guy must be the professor from Gilligan's Island, or something.
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    Concealed handguns are not an effective form of self-defense. A Nov. 2009 peer-reviewed study published in the American Journal of Public Health by Charles Branas, PhD, et al. found that someone carrying a gun for self-defense was 4.5 times more likely to be shot during an assault than an assault victim without a gun. Attackers often surprise victims, making it difficult to use a concealed handgun.

    Reference:
    Charles Branas, et al., "Investigating the Link Between Gun Possession and Gun Assault," American Journal of Public Health, Nov. 2009

    Concealed Guns ProCon.org
    That is very ambiguous; thugs and gang criminals carry a gun for self-defense and they are more likely to get shot. Does the research include all people who are shot while carrying a firearm or, is it limited to those legally carrying. I suspect it is all persons including criminals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbqgrill View Post
    That is very ambiguous; thugs and gang criminals carry a gun for self-defense and they are more likely to get shot. Does the research include all people who are shot while carrying a firearm or, is it limited to those legally carrying. I suspect it is all persons including criminals.
    It most likely does not include those legally carrying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Thats why I carry a backpack full of breakfast burritos,I figure that by dropping them as I flee the crime scene I can at least slow them up,nobody can resist breakfast burritos,they are the Gold Dot of SD food



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