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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: neo96
IT's time for RELIGION control.
Everyone has to pass a background check before they get to practice their RIGHT.
originally posted by: vjr1113
just wondering if you have statistics for this claim.
Degrading Scientific Standards to Get the Defensive Gun Use Estimate Down
By Gary Kleck
In this article, Florida State University Professor Gary Kleck responds to critics of the National Self-Defense Survey, which found that there are approximately 2.5 million defensive gun uses per year in the United States.
It has now been confirmed by at least 16 surveys, including the 1993 National Self-Defense Survey (NSDS) of Kleck and Gertz (1995), 12 other national surveys, and 3 state-wide surveys, that defensive use of firearms by crime victims is common in the United States, probably substantially more common than criminal uses of guns by offenders. The estimates of the annual number of defensive uses of guns in the United States range from 760,000 to 3.6 million, with the best estimate, derived from the NSDS, being 2.5 million, compared to about a half a million incidents in which offenders used guns to commit a crime (Kleck 1997, pp. 149-160, 187-189; see also the more recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of Ikeda, Dahlberg, Sacks, Mercy, and Powell 1997, which estimated 1.0 million defensive gun uses linked with burglaries in which the intruder was seen, compared to 0.9 million such incidents derived from the Kleck-Gertz survey, 1995, pp. 184-185, estimates within sampling error of each other).
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: neo96
Yes, well given the creepy tenor of parts of this thread, if you changed the license to little golden patches we all had to wear on our arms ... some people might take you seriously and approve.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
No need to apologize. I watched Obama's public address on the issue and had to turn it off when he turned it into a gun control politicization tactic.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Soloprotocol
maybe I am wrong but didn't this happen around 2 am this morning? the date would be 6/12/2016...