Guns & Self Defense: How Responsible Gun Ownership Has Prevented Crimes And Saved Lives

Gun Owners Prevented Crimes --Paula PriesseCATO:  Where Gun Owners Have Prevented Crimes -Paula Priesse

(CATO Institute) Gun control proponents want legislation that will restrict access to firearms–their rational is to reduce accidental shootings and criminal use of guns against people but if harm reduction is the goal, policymakers should pause to consider how many crimes such as murder, rape, assaults and robberies are thwarted by ordinary people who were fortunate enough to have access to a firearm.

Gun control proponents can not deny that people use guns successfully against criminals but they tend to play down how often such events take place. The purpose of this map is to draw more attention to this aspect of the firearms policy debate.

Rest here from CATO Institute

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