Yes, Armed Citizens Defend Themselves and Others..despite what Giffords and NPR say


SlowFacts

An anti-rights group said that we don’t use firearms to defend ourselves. Let’s replace fiction with fact.

The good news is that violent crime is relatively rare for each of us on any given day. On average, only one member of our family will be raped, robbed, assaulted or murdered in our lifetime. That means it probably won’t happen to you or me. That also means that violence will probably touch every family in the United States. Those are the numbers provided by the FBI. That is reality, not myth.

Criminal violence might destroy the life of someone you love. The odds of that happening are far higher if you live in one of our failed cities or on the US border where drug gangs rule the night.  Tens of millions of us are not willing to face those odds unarmed. We’re motivated by the severity of the incident, not its…

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