Wednesday, September 8, 2010

IF IT JUST SAVES ONE LIFE, GUN CONTROL IS WORTH IT…

How many times have you heard this
hypocritical excuse from the gun control crowd?
This emotional, but vacuous argument has no basis
in reality.
Why?
Because firearms are used daily to prevent
crimes – everything from murder to rape and
assault. According to criminologist Gary Kleck,
firearms are used defensively 2.5 million times
each year. Other estimates vary, but even gun
control advocates such as Philip Cook, who claim
Kleck’s number is inflated, estimate that “only”
80,000 to 82,000 defensive occur each year.
ONLY 80,000 to 82,000.
By contrast, in 2001, a total 29,573
firearms fatalities occurred in people of
all ages, according to the CDC. This
number includes defensive gun uses,
suicides, criminals shooting criminals
during the commission of a crime
and accidents.
You do the math!

-Written by Nicki Fellenzer, Published in Concealed Carry Magazine, July 2004

1 comment:

hdy128 said...

Only 80,000 defensive gun uses? And there were 352,810 victims of gun crime in 2008!
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/glance/tables/firearmnonfataltab.cfm