I wish Mike “The Gun Guy” Weisser [above] had Internet access. How else can you explain his fact-free huffingtonpost.com column The Gun Lobby’s Own Publications Expose the Fantasy of the ‘Good Guy With a Gun’? Mike’s latest diatribe attempts prove that defensive gun uses (DGUs) are a myth. The main problem: they aren’t. If Mike Googled “defensive gun use,” clicked on the first link (Wikipedia), then clicked on “frequency” he’d have read this . . .
Estimates over the number of defensive gun uses (DGU) vary, depending on the study’s population, criteria, time-period studied, and other factors. Higher end estimates by Kleck and Gertz show between 1 to 2.5 million DGUs in the United States each year. Low end estimates cited by Hemenway show approximately 55,000-80,000 such uses each year. Middle estimates have estimated approximately 1 million DGU incidents in the United States.
I’ve removed the citations, but they’re there. If Weisser doubts that Americans use firearms to defend life and limb at least of 55k times per year he could analyze the data for himself. As if. Mike’s a man …read more
Source:: Truth About Guns