The gun prohibitionists would have the world believe that successful cases of self-defense with firearms are rare anomalies, far outbalanced by the evil done by criminals with guns in hand. Au cntraire. No less a source than the Center for Disease Control apparently concluded in an unpublished study that ordinary citizens thwart crimes millions of times a year. Thanks to TTAG, now under new management, for breaking the news.
This clearly validates the research by criminology professor Gary Kleck which has long indicated that successful defenses by “Good Guys (and Gals) With Guns” vastly outnumber incidents of criminal use of firearms. And, most often, these DGUs (defensive gun usages) end with no blood shed on either side, when the criminal either flees or surrenders at the sight of the defender’s gun.
One wonders why this research was never publicly disseminated by the CDC…