National Academy Of Sciences Study Shows That Gun Owners Are Much Safer

Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year…

Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was “used” by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self protective strategies.

Full Study available at the National Academy of Sciences

White House Study Finds Guns Save Lives: “Consistently Lower Injury Rates Among Gun Using Crime Victims”

h/t to Dave G

Advertisements

About stevengoddard

Just having fun
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to National Academy Of Sciences Study Shows That Gun Owners Are Much Safer

  1. Latitude says:

    …ok, now this is really stupid

    more criminals are armed than victims….

    so if you just count the cases where a gun was used…either by a criminal….or by a victim…or both

    the victims come out even more ahead

  2. Scott Scarborough says:

    Latitude,
    Your making a point… I just don’t get it.

  3. gator69 says:

    Now if they can only solve the age old question of who is buried in Grant’s tomb.

  4. Jon says:

    Crime victims that use a gun, equipped to survive, are less injured?
    Sounds reasonable?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s