“Gun control proponents stress the idea of harm reduction. They say the enactment of firearm regulations will reduce accidents and the criminal use of guns. But if policymakers are truly interested in harm reduction, they must consider the number of crimes that are thwarted by gun owners. Each year gun owners prevent a great deal of criminal mayhem–murders, rapes, batteries, and robberies.” – Tim Lynch at cato-at-liberty.org regarding a new study the Cato Institute has published, Tough Targets: When Criminals Face Armed Resistance from Citizens.

14 Responses to Quote of the Day: Libertarian Edition

  1. A Federal Study done on DGU showed from 750,000 to 1.5 million incidents where the DGU prevented a crime from being committed/saved someone’s life. You’ll never hear about that in the MSM.

  2. Just goes to show why “American Rifleman” (published by the NRA) never has a problem filling “The Armed Citizen” feature with reports of successful DGU’s by “ordinary citizens”.

  3. Gun-grabbers don’t care about reducing harm or violence, their entire motivation revolves around soothing a damaged mental outlook. It’s a coping mechanism. In truth, they desire more violence and harm so that they can “work against” it and thus have a never-ending crusade of fabricated righteousness.

    • I commented too quickly, before I had a chance to click on the link.

      Then it took me a couple minutes to stop laughing.

      “This paper uses a collection of news reports of self-defense with guns over an eight-year period to survey the circumstances and outcomes of defensive gun uses in America.”

      I’m still laughing, Dan.

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