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Response to gejohnston (Reply #77)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 12:14 PM

78. No, sorry epic fail

gun on gun crime and protection does not PROVE guns saves lives, It just proves that guns are the problem not the solution,

Did you even read the paragraph you posted?

Guns are used for self-defense often and effectively. “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 … in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008,” says the report. The three million figure is probably high, “based on an extrapolation from a small number of responses taken from more than 19 national surveys.” But a much lower estimate of 108,000 also seems fishy, “because respondents were not asked specifically about defensive gun use.” Furthermore, “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.”


But go ahead and enjoy gun nut fantasy island "logic".

enjoy the sniffing.

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