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How many times per year are guns used in SD?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drjones, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. Drjones

    Drjones member

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    Where can I find citations and references for the numbers that guns are used in SD each year?

    I know the figures range from 1-4 million each year.


    Thanks!
    Drjones
     
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    The Armed Citizen column in American Rifleman and American Hunter magazines.

    The only credible studies have been done by Dr. Gary Kleck, University of Florida, I believe.
     
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    All the numbers are estimates; I'm sure, however, all the estimates are low, because they're unlikely to include warnings such as, "Are you sure you want to try to pick a fight with an armed man?" et cetera.
     
  4. Drjones

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    SW: thank you, and I am aware of that. Just wanted to know where I could find online citations for the studies that have been done.
     
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    Trust the People: The Case Against Gun Control

    Gun Control: Myths and Realities

    Fighting Back: Crime, Self-Defense, and the Right to Carry a Handgun
     
  6. Drjones

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    Thanks!!! Those came JUST in time for me to use them!!!

    :D


    Drjones
     
  7. mdwest

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    dont know about the rest of the country but, there were 15 fatal, justifiable homicides (self defense shootings) in Memphis in 2002. The Memphis Trauma Hospital (The Med) only has an 9% mortality rate for people who enter their hospital with gun shot wounds. Using this math, it would mean that Memphis probably had between 160 and 170 JUSTIFIED DEFENSIVE SHOOTINGS last year alone.



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