New Data Proves ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Self Defense Claims Don’t Fly

A study of U.S. violent crime data, released this week by the non-profit Violence Policy Center (VPC), shows that Americans very-rarely use guns in self defense. That and more stats that surfaced in their studies show that this nation’s “well-regulated militia” clearly isn’t well, nor is it regulated.

A truly overwhelming majority of Americans—a near-total 99.2 percent—did not use a gun to protect themselves when they were subjected to a crime.

Another disturbing detail in the crime data: many Americans who used a gun to kill in self-defense, killed someone they actually knew. More than 35 percent of justifiable homicides in the U.S. occurred between people who knew one another. Americans with guns, they’re literally killing their acquaintances.

Reference: New Data Proves ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Self Defense Claims Don’t Fly

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