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Half-Cocked: Why Most Of What You See In The Media About Guns Is Wrong

Friday, August 22, 2003

"I often give talks to audiences explaining that research by me and others shows that guns are used much more often to fend off crimes than to commit them,` write John R. Lott, Jr. "People are very surprised to learn that survey data show that guns are used defensively by private citizens in the U.S. anywhere from 1.5 to 3.4 million times a year. A question I hear repeatedly is: "If defensive gun use occurs so often, why haven`t I ever heard of even one story?""

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