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    nominalize, ColoTim, gof

    and with the help of the comments mostly cut through the bullshit.

    Basically boils down to:

    in the study that came up with 2.5 million DGU, 8% of time defender wounded or killed attacker.

    Gunshots have ~20% mortality rate.

    There are recorded ~300 cases of justifiable homicides by civilians each year.

    so 300 / 0.2 / 0.08 ~ 20k DGU per year.

    You can play with the number a little bit to get between 10-30k reasonably, but hard to justify much outside of that.

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