Over 90% of public mass shooters commit their acts of violence in Gun Free Zones.(*) And while the national media frequently covers these tragic stories, they rarely cover the overwhelming number of examples where armed citizens use guns to protect themselves and others.
President Obama commissioned the Centers for Disease Control to study gun violence in 2013, and Slate reported on the findings in their article, “Rethinking Gun Control: Surprising findings from a comprehensive report on gun violence.” Slate revealed that, according to the CDC, “defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.” When one compares these figures to the 30,000 yearly U.S. gun deaths (most of which are via suicide), one sees that guns are used 16 to 100 times more often to save life than take life. Slate article: http://slate.me/KtPvBo
* See the site that updates the number of public mass shootings that occur outside of Gun Free Zones: http://bit.ly/2bdpM2O
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