Gun Self Defense Blog passes a milestone
Clayton Cramer's gun self defense blog just chronicled its 4,000th such incident, and pauses to list a few conclusions:
In six cases, the criminal managed to get a gun away from the defender, but in 183 cases the defender managed to get a gun away from the criminal.
There was exactly one case of mistaken identity among the 4,000 -- and the shooting there began with the officers, who thought the defender was an armed burglar. Nobody was hurt.
Mr. Cramer attributes his Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog to being challeged by Professor John J. Donohue in an e-mail. Thanks Prof, for again proving that an idea or position is so stupid only a college professor could think of it. Congrats Clayton!
Posted by: Chris at April 21, 2009 02:26 PM
People demand the right to arm themselves and keep firearms in their homes, and yet time after time they prove how selfish, careless, lazy and irrisponsible they usually are with them. "Forgot" about having it in the house with a child? And they're not going to be charged? Terrific. Great message to send.
Posted by: JT at April 21, 2009 07:02 PM
How irresponsible they "usually" are with them? Nope. Not buying it. Yes, there are those are do not properly store and maintain their firearms. But do not lump in all or most responsible gun owners in that category. If it were "usual" you'd hear a lot more about bad incidents, considering that something like 100 million people own guns in the U.S. and there are well over 200 million firearms in private hands.
People also want cars, yet time and time again, they prove how careless, lazy and irresponsible they are with them.
Posted by: Bill at April 21, 2009 07:19 PM
We don't "demand the right" to self defense... It is given to us by God, not by the Constitution or by Governement. the Copnstitution just says that (pre-existing) right shall not be abridged.
A reasonable and prudent individual takes reasonable and prudent precautions. Those who do not, have responsbility in some degree for the consequences of those actions.
That's the message to send...in this new age of "personal responsibility."
Posted by: doug in colorado at April 22, 2009 11:28 AM
Note to self...spell check improves credibility...
Posted by: doug in colorado at April 22, 2009 11:29 AM