Skip to comments.Commentary: Concealed carry doesn't guarantee our safety — it puts us at greater risk (barf alert)
Posted on 01/17/2019 4:46:07 AM PST by rellimpank
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I love how they parse statistics to 'make a point.' How about the many, many cases where a private citizen who is carrying has defended themselves without firing a shot, much less killing the perpetrator?
Nah, that wouldn't support their unsupportable position.
I’d much rather have an abundance of guns than an abundance of progressives.
Muggers, carjackers, armed robbers -- they commit a LOT of crimes per year if that's how they support themselves. If you commit two hundred violent crimes per year, and just 1% of your victims are armed, your luck will run out before end of year.
The Harvard study is seriously flawed.
What they need to look at is how many crimes against CC holders took place versus how many of those crimes resulted in the perp getting shot. That is the number we need to validate the study. If we don’t use that number, the study is garbage.
No “equalizer” for Nina E. Vinik (author of this piece) then ...
One gets the impression that Nina would be apologizing for - and TO - the mugger.
What happened to the “if it only saves one life, it’s worth doing?”
What happened to the if it only saves one life, its worth doing?
The Left only applies this “selectively” and guns are excluded.
The Communists lack a little consistency.
You made the points I was thinking about.
I would venture a guess that most “uses” of firearms to prevent crimes aren’t documented. How many times does a would-be robber or attacker approach someone and then make a sudden, abrupt change in plans and direction when the intended victim either pulls a weapon or even makes a motion towards a possible weapon? I doubt if most of those instances are reported. I think it’s also probable that some potential crimes are stopped just by the potential victim’s situational awareness that makes the criminal decide to look for easier prey.
Another “statistic” I’d like to see is the percentage of the criminal homicides that involved a completely innocent victim vs. the percentage of criminals killing each other. What percentage of criminal homicides involving a gun was gang violence, drug dealers fighting over territory, that sort of thing?
...when she was approached by a teen who attempted to rob her with a gun.
-the anti-firearms (i.e., nearly all ) threads were always about ten to one against the newpaper's opinion-
-the result was the removal of the ability to comment---
Real a REAL researcher, like John Lott or Clayton Cramer.
It's not that rare; what IS rare is you mediots REPORTING it accurately.
Read a REAL researcher, like John Lott or Clayton Cramer.
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And also ignores the plummeting homicide rate as concealed carry became the norm across the land.
Hoplophobes are so tiring.
There are a few things that if you EVER need and don’t have available, chances are you will NEVER need them or anything again.
Two that come to mind are
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