But that isn't want this is for.
This is just a map that shows the cases they have found of when firearms have saved a person's life, their property or their well-being.
Can I ask that everyone stops attacking the organization and answers the fundamental question here? Does gun ownership by law abiding citizens save lives?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I personally know two people who have accidentally killed friends in hunting accidents through carelessness. There are cases reported across the nation where people have turned legally owned firearms on others when no crime was intended and when they failed to first identify the target have shot at, injured or killed the innocent person.
You can say that there are incidents where a civilian with a gun may have deterred the commission of a crime but not every situation resolves itself in this way. My self-protection instructor taught us that in a confrontation with a criminal you'll probably lose due to hesitation before you can defend yourself adequately.
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