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Posted: 10/31/2002 1:57:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2002 2:25:52 PM EDT by cgwahl]
Debating someone on guns on another forum and would like to use that 1.5 to 3.5 million people saved because of guns. Problem is I don't know where to look. I forget where I heard you can find it from...FBI? DOJ? Who? Thanks to whomever knows and if possible provide a link... Non pro gun websites if at all possible...
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 3:42:47 PM EDT
I don't believe such statistics exist, at least I've never seen it. How many people call the cops to tell them they didn't get robbed when they pointed a gun at the robber? Any time I see something stating that guns have saved 'xxx' lives, it is always an estimated figure.
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 4:11:44 PM EDT
I'm not certain, but that sounds like Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, writing in "Targeting Guns: Firearms and Their Control", (Walter de Gruyter, Inc., New York, 1997).
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 4:13:37 PM EDT
[url]www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcdgeff.html[/url]
Link Posted: 10/31/2002 4:25:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2002 4:27:15 PM EDT by cgwahl]
Thanks. Now I need to disprove the NCVS study that says there were only 100,000 DGU's a year. Preferably a non-progun site and a Kleck site...already got Kleck's response to it from GunCite but figure better not to use it since it might seem biased of one researcher basically saying I'm right you're wrong...
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