Larry Cipriani said:
KLECK: About 8 percent of the defensive uses involved a
sexual crime such as an attempted sexual assault. About 29
percent involved some sort of assault other than sexual assault.
Thirty-three percent involved a burglary or some other theft at
33% of 2,500,000 is 825,000. NCS data gives 1,000,000 burglaries each
year when there is someone at home. So in 83% of these burglaries a
gun was used for defence?? NCS asked: 3% said they used a gun for
Twenty-two percent involved robbery.
22% of 2,500,000 is 550,000. NCS data gives about 1,000,000 robberies each
year. So in 55% of these robberies a
gun was used for defence?? NCS asked: 1% said they used a gun for
criminal. And then in 8 percent they actually did wound or kill
Kleck has estimated that 15% of gunshot wounds are fatal.
So: 15% of 8% of 2,500,000 is 30,000.
If we believe this survey, we must conclude that there are 30,000
justifiable with-gun homicides in the US each year.
This is much more than twice the number of with-gun homicides,
criminal and non-criminal.
This is 10-20 times Kleck’s estimate of the number of justifiable
with-gun homicides in the US each year.
It is 80 times the official FBI count of justifiable with-gun
Sorry, this statistic is totally unbelievable.