DID YOU KNOW? Facts about self defense and firearms.
Every 13 seconds an American gun owner uses a firearm in self defense against a criminal.
Defensive gun uses are approximately 2.5 million times per year (most were just gun presentation and not fired)
According to the National Self Defense Survey researched by Florida State University Department of Criminology, the rate of defensive gun uses for self defense is approximately 2.5 million times per year. Or, about one gun use for self defense every 13 seconds. (This does not mean the firearm was "fired").
In over 80% of these successful uses of a gun for self defense, the criminal used force first or threatened the victim with harm first.
In over 90% of successful uses of a gun for self defense the criminal attacker was not wounded or killed.
Police are called or learn about the use of a gun for self defense in about two thirds of the incidents. (I find it amazing the media and press don't report these!)
Many of the victims interviewed during the Florida State study regarding these uses of a gun for lawful self defense said they "almost certainly" would have died had they not used their gun for protection.