CATO Institute's Recent Report

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CATO Institute's Recent Report

Postby dewittdj » Tue 04 Sep 2012 5:43 pm

The CATO Institute has released a recent report with an interactive map showing the location, type of crime, and a brief synopsis of the incident where guns were used in self-defense here within the U. S. since 2004. http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense/

Note the following caveat from their website:
Criminals will often flee the scene when they discover that their intended target has a gun. With no shots fired, no injuries, and no suspect in custody, news organizations may report nothing at all. Thus, it is important to remember that news reports can only provide us with an imperfect picture of defensive gun use in America. Second, when a citizen is able to shoot an attacker or hold a rapist or robber until the police arrive, it is very likely that more than one crime has been prevented because if the culprit had not been stopped, he could have targeted other citizens as well. The bottom line is that gun owners stop a lot of criminal mayhem every year.
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