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49. Re: Bowl O Drama Apr 22, 2003, 15:33 Wowbagger_TIP
 
People shouldn' need handguns for defense. I totally believe that carrying a handgun only puts you more at risk of being shot or hurt.

You may believe that, but you're still wrong. Every study that has been done, whether by pro-gun groups, anti-gun groups, or law enforcement agencies has shown self-defense uses of guns to FAR excede the number of homicides and accidents. Not just by a large number, but by orders of magnitude. They generally range from around 200,000 up to 2.5 million uses per year. In the vast majority of cases, the gun isn't even fired. Simply having a gun is a very effective deterrent to violence. There is no evidence to support the idea that having a gun makes it more likely for a gun to be used against you. That's a myth that grew out of an amazingly bad and thoroughly debunked study that was done quite a while back by a guy named Kellerman.

 
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