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And how many of those 12 thousand were in self defense or other justifiable actions? Should we go into the number of deaths that knives were involved in our country compared to countries with strict gun laws? Fuck tard
Never thought of it that way, huh. Well, I guess that means making it harder for criminals and unstable people to get arms really isn’t the solution. Just to play devil’s advocate, though, let’s refer to the Violece Policy Center, who does think of it that way.
The V.P.C. also found that in 2010 “there were only 230 justifiable homicides involving a private citizen using a firearm” reported to the F.B.I.’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Compare that with the number of criminal gun homicides in the same year: 8,275. (That’s not counting gun suicides or unintentional shootings.) Or compare it with the number of Americans killed by guns since Newtown: 3,458.
That is a rate of 2.7%, which we can assume is probably similar to the year 2008. Just to be safe/generous, let’s round to 3%. That’s 360 deaths justifiable (meaning self defense). Out of 12,000.