Friday, July 11, 2008

Self-defense Works

Why Do We 'Keep and Bear Arms'? Part 2 - Yahoo! News Why is it that you have to fight back? Because fighting back keeps you safe.
"When a robbery victim does not defend himself," former assistant district attorney and firearms expert David Kopel writes, "the robber succeeds 88 percent of the time, and the victim is injured 25 percent of the time. When a victim resists with a gun, the robbery success rate falls to 30 percent, and the victim injury rate falls to 17 percent. No other response to a robbery — from drawing a knife to shouting for help to fleeing — produces such low rates of victim injury and robbery success."
The rest of this is worth a look, from some great statistics to a review of the DC gun ban and its complete lack of effectiveness.

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