Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-gun activist Leah Gunn Barrett, the executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, must have never read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Breitbart reports that on Al Jazeera TV, Barrett said that women shouldn’t be allowed to carry firearms for protection on college campuses, on the grounds that, “Women are not physically powerful like men are. A gun could easily be turned on the woman, and it is frequently.”
Point of fact, criminologist Gary Kleck’s analysis of National Crime Victimization Survey data found that, “[a]t most, 1% of DGUs [defensive gun uses] resulted in the offender taking a gun away from the victim.”
However, Kleck noted, this, “did not necessarily involve the offender snatching a gun out of the victim’s hands. Instead, a burglar might, for example, have been leaving a home with one of the household’s guns when a resident attempted to stop him using another household gun.” Kleck also found, “rape victims using armed resistance were less likely to have the rape completed against them than victims using …read more