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Old 11-16-2012, 2:06 PM
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Originally Posted by vantec08 View Post
I would really like to see an accurate nationwide chart of successful uses of guns in self-defense compared with each state's laws.
First we'd have to get a definition of "successful uses of guns in self-defense" that most people would accept.

Since my definition would include cases where no shots were fired, then we'd have to figure out how to get people to honestly and consistently report those.

If you haven't already read it, look at Gary Kleck's work - his 1995 article on DGU - - started a lot of the discussion.

I bought a hardcopy of that journal back then, I thought it was so important.
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There is no value at all complaining or analyzing or reading tea leaves to decide what these bills really mean or actually do; any bill with a chance to pass will be bad for gun owners.

The details only count after the Governor signs the bills.

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