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What could possibly
be worse for America's
law-abiding firearm
owners than eight years of a Hillary Clinton presidency? How about
welcoming President Michael Bloomberg into the White House after
next fall's critical election?
With support for Hillary floundering (recent polling indicates that
57 percent of Americans believe she is neither honest nor trustworthy),
some in the anti-gun movement are looking for another candidate who
will do their gun-ban bidding if elected. Their latest selection? Yep, you
guessed it, "Hizzoner" himself.
Of course, nobody but Bloomberg knows how interested he actually
is in pursuing the title of "Most Powerful Man in the World." But as the
New York Post pointed out, in 2008 Bloomberg seriously investigated
a presidential run as an independent, even saying he would spend
$1 billion of his own fortune to pursue the office.

he Violence Policy Center recently came out with another of its
infamous "studies," this time allegedly "proving"-by comparing criminal
homicides to justifiable homicides-that guns do more harm than good. And
again, the group's so-called "research" falls short.

It's no secret why the vpc uses
justifiable homicides in their
numbers, as most defensive gun uses don't involve
an attacker/criminal being killed, rendering the
entire premise of the study meaningless. And while
not a scientific survey, we can easily prove that
point anecdotally.
Every day, Americas1stFreedom.org publishes
at least one story, from the half-dozen or so we find
on the national newswire, of an armed American
defending him or herself with a gun. In fact, the nra
has been republishing those reports in some form
since 1954, because they rarely receive much attention
in the so-called "mainstream" media.
Each month America's 1st Freedom publishes six to
eight "Armed Citizen" stories. A quick look at these
stories that occurred during 2012-the same year as
vpc's "statistics"-is quite eye-opening.
From our March 2012 issue through our March
2013 issue, we published 85 such stories, gleaned from
many, many more that weren't published due to space
considerations. All involved defensive gun use-the
factor vpc claims to measure but actually does not.
Of our 85 published events, 23 resulted in the
death of the attacker/criminal. The highest number,
30, resulted in the attacker/criminal being injured but

not killed. Another 27 involved events in which no
shots were ever fired by the citizen, while five others
involved shots being fired and nobody being hit.
So out of the 85 incidents, 62 didn't involve anyone
being killed.
Do our "results" prove that guns are used more
often for self-defense than murder? We don't need to:
Florida State University professor Gary Kleck showed
back in 1993 that there were as many as 2.5 million
defensive gun uses each year in the United States. A
year later, the u.s. Department of Justice sponsored a
study-"Guns in America: National Survey on Private
Ownership and Use of Firearms"-that estimated
1.5 million defensive gun uses annually.
What we do show is that for stories we reported on
from 2012, far more self-defense episodes involved
a different outcome than the attacker/criminal being
killed in a shooting ruled a justifiable homicide. In
doing so, we prove conclusively that vpc once again
cherry-picked numbers to try to "prove" that defensive
firearms uses seldom occur-which is simply not true.

Read "Armed Citizen" stories daily, plus
a weekly compilation each Thursday,
at Americas1stFreedom.org.

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