24 out of 25 Gun Uses for Self Defense, Not Crime

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    Thumbs up 24 out of 25 Gun Uses for Self Defense, Not Crime

    Wow, that looks like a significant statistic. Is it believable? Would a reasonable person who is not sure about the need for gun control laws be persuaded?

    Studies: 24 out of 25 Gun Uses for Self Defense, Not Crime
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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    That study is a joke
    Elaborate, please. I have to say just quoting studies from the NRA and GOA won't sway many people that don't already WANT to believe. Dog in the fight, and all that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    Elaborate, please. I have to say just quoting studies from the NRA and GOA won't sway many people that don't already WANT to believe. Dog in the fight, and all that.
    I deleted my post becasue I am looking one I did before that showed how the data used had a lotof assumptions in them....be back with the info when I have time later...

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    I was hoping this report was based on some new and reliable study. While Lott's work is credible in concept, I tend to think his number is inflated. 2M defensive uses yearly is almost 5500 a DAY.
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    If we have to prove that guns have a legitimate uses in order to prevent the Government from taking them is that not proof that the Constitution is meaningless?

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    I hate these statictics. What qualifies as SD use: Simple carry? Unholstered in defense? BG defending himself against another BG? (Even BGs are allowed legitmate SD.) Too many stats are concocted or miscontrued to lean one way or another.
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    the numbers game always leans towards the one paying for the study

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    Something smells fishy.

    What lethal force were all those folks responding to?
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