Sunday, May 4, 2008

Defensive Gun Uses/Year

An excellent article that I came across while doing research for position papers. The authors of the article, put out by Northwestern Law School in 1995, researched often people in the US use guns to protect themselves or their property and the social and scientific significance of being able to protect yourself or your property with a gun. According to the paper defensive gun use can be assumed to be much more common than criminal gun use. There are 771,000 defensive gun uses/year according to an older survey, that was chosen from among a group of surveys as the survey with the very lowest number. It is a much higher number than I had originally expected.
- Allan in 60040

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