For Kleck's response to critiques of his research, see Gary Kleck, Degrading Scientific Standards to Get the Defensive Gun Use
Estimate Down, 11 J.
Reduced to a matter of dollars and cents," he said, "the savings to cities from defensive gun uses
dwarf the cost of gun violence.
suppose that 29 out of every 30 people reporting a defensive gun use
With the new state law protecting defensive gun use
on the books, the village recognized it couldn't win.
Hemenway desperately needed to discredit Kleck, because it is Kleck's research and findings against which all defensive gun use
research is now judged.
households experience a defensive gun use
(DGU) in any one year, compared to the Mauser survey's estimate of 3.
Pratt: The biggest single reason for people failing to understand the effectiveness of individual gun ownership and individuals carrying guns in reducing crime stems from the media, which filters out successful defensive gun uses
Likewise, isn't there a truth to the plethora of other questions that have vexed social scientists in recent years, like what led to the drop in crime in the United States in the mid-1990s (and why rates are slowly creeping back up again) and whether more stringent gun control might possibly have a crime-enhancing (and not just a crime-inhibiting) effect as it reduces not only the availability of guns to lawbreakers but also presumably many defensive gun uses
Phil Cook and Jens Ludwig put the number of defensive gun uses
It is not as easy to identify when those defensive gun uses
saved lives or even to know for certain what crimes would have been committed.
6 million defensive gun uses
in the United States each year.
Claude Werner said citizens don't get into physical fights much during defensive gun uses
, and he wasn't too concerned about losing glasses.