DGU

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AcronymDefinition
DGUDansk Golf Union
DGUDeutsche Gesellschaft für Unfallchirurgie (German: German Society for Trauma Surgery)
DGUDefensive Gun Use
DGUDennis Gyomber Urology (Australia)
DGUDirecteur Général Unique (French: Unique General Director)
DGUDensity Gradient Ultracentrifugation
DGUDouble Glazed Unit (window)
DGUDanmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse (Denmark's Geological Survey)
DGUDisc Golf United
DGUDead Good Undies
DGUDisplay Generator Unit
DGUDigital Gain Unit
DGUDeutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie eV (Duesseldorf, Germany)
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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
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 as well?
Phil Cook and Jens Ludwig put the number of defensive gun uses at 1.
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.
Claude Werner said citizens don't get into physical fights much during defensive gun uses, and he wasn't too concerned about losing glasses.