We’re not going to rehash everything that Gun Owners of America published in their very comprehensive analysis of gun usage. Suffice it to say, they did their homework and deserve the credit. We wanted to bring this up for our concealed carry community as a means of discussing a definitive fact: guns save lives.
The ‘Guns Save Lives’ Facts At A Glance
Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz published a study back in 1995 in which they analyzed the usage of guns and found that gun use accounted more for defensive gun use than it did for criminal activity. “Armed Resistance to Crime: The Prevalence and Nature of Self-Defense With a Gun” was published on page 86 of The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
There was a follow-on study in 1997 where they discovered that self-defense gun use accounted for more than 80% of all gun use in America.
More supporting information can be found in the sources section of the original Gun Owners of America post.
Many of the studies they reference are more than twenty years ago — back when concealed carry was much less prevalent in society than it is today.
This should give us an idea that concealed carry is …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation