Thursday, February 2, 2012

Defensive Gun Use - An Important New Study

The Cato Institute has just released an important new study, written by Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett: Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance From Citizens. The authors surveyed defensive gun usage as reported in news media stories, categorized the events, and discussed trends they identified. While this study does not purport to be complete, it does seem to lend support to the idea that armed citizens exercising their rights to self defense has real social value. Many of the most common arguments against armed self defense are refuted. It should be read by anyone interested in the subject.

I wonder how long it will take Joan Peterson to deny the study, dismissing it as nothing but a collection anecdotal that are statistically meaningless, even though she uses the same technique herself on her blog?