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Old 11-20-2018, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by galen ubal View Post
Y'see, Projammer, you keep talking about the Power of the Gun, and how it is so useful in defensive situations....
...but every stat I've seen puts DGU at something like 3%-3.5% of all gun use. Cite. That's about the same - in fact, a little less - than incidents of unintentional shooting"
According to that site, there are about 2,000 DGUs in the U.S. every year. Other sources--who are very far from pro-gun--come up with numbers as high as 100,000 DGUs a year. (And pro-gun sources, of course, come up with figures that are a multiple of that.)
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