The National Crime Victimization Survey

1355 Words Dec 14th, 2015 6 Pages
man pointed a gun at the boy, the boy shot the man. Who knows what could have happened if this boy didn’t have a gun. Him and all three of his young siblings could have been shot and killed. Guns save lives, and in a nation that already has more than 200 million guns, gun control does little other than make the work of rapists, robbers, murderers and psychos easier. When faced with gun control laws, the law abiding citizen has no choice other than to disarm or become an outlaw, but people with bad intentions are faced with no such moral dilemma.
On some level, even diehard advocates of gun control know this, which is why they want people with guns defending them. Our police aren 't going to disarm, the military isn 't going to try to fight our enemies with non-violent protests and the White House will never become a gun free zone. "If you look at information from the Justice Department, they have something called the National Crime Victimization survey. What you find is that guns are used in crime about 250,000 times a year." John R. Lott Jr., economist, Yale professor, and president of Crime Prevention Research Center, told Townhall. "If you look at similar surveys of people who use guns defensively, it 's about two million times a year. So basically people are using guns defensively to stop crimes about four to five times more frequently each year than guns are used to commit a crime. Most people don 't realize that." The truth is that individuals with gun-permits…
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