More Examples of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Action

By Brian Lutes, September 24, 2013, Information From Various Web Sources

Don’t expect to see a stories  like this covered by the mainstream US media, which habitually shies away from examples that illustrate how firearms are routinely used for defensive purposes.

Two cases earlier this year highlighted this important factor received virtually zero national attention.

Back in March KHOU.com reported on the story of a Texas boy who watched his sister and mother being raped during a home invasion by two men who later abandoned a plan to murder the three victims because the boy was able to grab a handgun and send the two individuals fleeing. See http://www.khou.com/news/local/Boy-grabs-gun-sends-suspects-fleeing–195968391.html

In May, a homeowner in the Sharpstown area of Houston, TX was assaulted by three robbers who broke into his house and shut him in a closet – unaware that the closet was where he kept his guns. The man exited the closet armed and the robbers fled the scene.

According to a 1993 National Self- Defense Survey conducted by Gary Kleck, Ph.D., a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Americans use guns to defend themselves against a confrontation with a criminal up to 2.5 million times a year. This means that every day in America some 6,800 people use guns to protect themselves.

Scholars Clayton E. Cramer and David Burnett have documented how “a great number of tragedies — murders, rapes, assaults, robberies — have been thwarted by self-defense gun uses.”

However, only a fraction of those cases ever make the local news and barely any at all make the national news.

In addition, Americans erroneously believe that violent gun crime is on the increase despite a 49% drop in gun homicides since 1993.

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