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  •  Wouldn't say "not ever" (2+ / 0-)
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    S F Hippie, Kimbeaux

    Someone did a study of the stats.

    Someone uses a gun in response to a crime or attempted crime (against people) .83% of the time.

    That's .83%, as in less than 1%--not 83%.

    So it does happen. Once in a blue moon.

    No notes in the stats on how often it turned out to be useful.

    •  Great. So... (2+ / 0-)
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      Laconic Lib, jan4insight

      We get 100,000 gun deaths a year, they get a 0.83% rate of guns being effective against crime.

      Any other object with a usefulness that woesome or effectiveness so pathetic would likely be banned outright.

      •  Not necessarily effective (0+ / 0-)

        The stats just showed how often somebody tried to use a gun in response to crime.

        There's no way to know if the person got the result he or she was hoping for--or if things went more awry.

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