Firearms are used 3.6 times more often defensively than criminally

When facts are presented, gun control arguments melt away. The truth is that firearms have provided people security, empowerment, and safety from violent criminals from the inception of this country. They are used in far more defensive uses that criminal uses. Recent research shows that firearms are used 3.6 times more often defensively than criminally.

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Armed by DR Gary Kleck

CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

2013 CDC study