Thursday, June 23, 2016
How Often Are Guns Used in Self-Defense?
“According to a recent report from the Violence Policy Center, for every one justifiable homicide involving a gun in 2013, there were 37 criminal homicides. The same ratio was true across a five-year period from 2009 to 2013.”
This is a recurring claim of the mainstream media: that gun murders so far outnumber justifiable homicides that gun ownership is a net loss. This is a statement that is technically accurate but misleading.
This would be an interesting argument if the FBI’s justifiable homicide statistics included all defensive killings by civilians. But it does not.
Friday, July 08, 2016
Clayton Cramer.: How Often Are Guns Used in Self-Defense?