On November 1, The Week claimed that self-defense gun uses are really not that common, therefore, “most civilians don’t have the skills to handle” a situation where a criminal with a gun is trying to kill them or others.
The Week also claims armed law-abiding citizens rarely “foil mass shootings.” They base this claim on an FBI report that was released last election cycle–one which Breitbart News questioned upon release and which The Wall Street Journal later revealed to be full of incorrect information.
For example, the authors of the study–Texas State University’s J. Pete Blair and M. Hunter Martaindale–admitted essentially making up data for part of the study because they could not find extant data that supported their thesis. Blair and Martaindale said, “Because official data did not contain the information we needed, we had to develop our own.”
So The Week relies on this debunked study to support their claim that armed Americans rarely “foil mass shootings.” And in the seven events where the study admitted an armed American did foil such a shooting, The Week made sure to point out that the armed American was an off-duty officer or “armed security [guard]” the majority of the time. i.e., average Americans …Read the Rest
Source:: Patriot Outdoor News