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The CATO Institute Hosts a Defensive Gun Use Map

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Justin, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense

    Pretty useful link to have in your bookmarks.
     
  2. Ragnar Danneskjold

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    Awesome. That might be a big help with people on the fence, particularly if they're not that politically active. On the other hand, true Antis and hardcore leftists will totally dismiss it as an outright fabrication simply by it being from CATO
     
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    Nice.

    They need to fix the dot for Pennsylvania, AL. It is in Pennsylvania instead of in Alabama...

    Jim
     
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    The irony is the same hardcore leftists use CATO research on police militarization, law enforcement abuses, and wrong-door drug raids (such as http://www.policemisconduct.net/, now handed off to CATO's care) to fight their social cause against bad cops.
     
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    Behind every single one of those incidents is a victim who would have been beaten, robbed, raped or murdered if the antis had their way.

    I hope they are prepared to have those victims on their conscience.
     
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    I didn't see any reference for the time frame covered by the map. Is there one that I missed?
     
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    While it is a useful option for argument, don't forget that this only highlights the ones that were investigated.

    Reported and unreported defensive uses of firearms tend to go unnoticed if no shots were fired. Such incidences are hundreds of thousands per year.

    Between my sister and I, we've had 3 defensive uses, never a shot fired. These will not show up on the map, but are 100% legitimate (hers especially).
     
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    This ^

    It only shows an unbelievably small number of actual events. So small as to be of little use to pro-gun advocates. Other than a token of good intent.
     
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