"References are of bad quality. E.g. no titles, authors, date, etc. UNODC is referenced by many separate cites. Style is inconsistent."
"Fear of the unknown or known gun carrier... has an immediate effect on REDUCING VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY."
"The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by civilians: 2.5. The reason is simple. THE ARMED CIVILIANS ARE THERE WHEN IT STARTED."
"57% said they were more concerned with encountering an armed victim than encountering law enforcement officers while 34% said they WORRIED ABOUT BEING FIRED UPON BY ARMED VICTIMS."
"I have to admit my admiration for the care and caution expressed in this research. … I do not like their conclusions that having a gun can be useful [for defense against violent criminals], but I CANNOT fault their methodology."
"I now believe wholeheartedly in the right to carry, the wisdom of the 2nd Amendment, the particularly important benefits of concealed carry for women, and the notion that more firearms in law-abiding hands does make society demonstrably safer."
"Criminals are more afraid of encountering an armed victim than of the police!"
Armed citizens are LESS likely than unarmed citizens to be injured by an attacker. There are several million Defensive Gun Uses each year in America which are NOT reported to the police because no-one is injured, each of which prevents a violent crime.e. The Concealed Carry Permit Holders study
"a significant association between increased permit ownership and a drop in murder and violent crime rates."
"Every single place in the world where either all guns have been banned or all hand-guns have been banned, murder rates have gone up. Not just US cities like Chicago and Washington DC, but also UK, Jamaica, Republic of Ireland."
"When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns.
"The same sources that provide criminals with illegal drugs can also provide illegal guns."All the evidence supports the conclusion that people who can defend themselves from violent criminals suffer less violent crime that those who are legally prevented from armed self-defense. It's undeniably true that "when you outlaw guns, only outlaws have guns".
"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams, 1735-1826, Founding Father, first Vice-President and second President of the U.S.A.
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