According to Armed, in the vast majority cases where victims who used guns to defend themselves were injured, it was the victim’s defensive actions that provoked the offender into attacking them
In Armed, the “Police Chief’s Fallacy” is discussed. This error in thinking about the effectiveness of victim resistance is due to the fact that:
Victims usually do not report to police crime incidents in which they did not get hurt or lose property
According to Kleck in Armed,empirical evidence indicates that among the victim protective strategies on which we have data, defensive gun use is clearly the most effective one, from the standpoint of minimizing injury or property loss.
The _______________ was the first survey ever devoted to the subject of armed self-defense
National Self-Defense Survey
The survey referred to in question 1 indicates that each year in the United States there are about __________ defensive uses of guns of all types by civilians against humans.
2.2 to 2.5 million
According to Armed, in some defensive gun use (DGU) incidents, it is hard to be certain that the use of the gun was truly a DGU, because it was not yet clear that the other person was really attempting a crime. These sorts of incidents were called: