2.5 million a year is one large number, I had no idea it was that many! I wonder what that divides out to on a rough daily per-state occurrence and then down into a per-day occurrence thing of people saving themselves with a defensive use, or presentation only, of their weapons. Are those stats out there somewhere?
Stats are from DOJ — at least until Obama hides them. Drilling-down (per the NRA magazine First Freedom), almost all the time once a gun is simply shown to a criminal they run away. Actually having to shoot occurs less than 1% of the time. The most loathsome aspect of Obama’s Liberalism is the demand that people remain defenseless before violent criminals.
Here is a pretty good break down of the numbers. It was posted on freerepublic today:
I think the 2.5 million number comes from a several victim surveys, and actually varies a fair amount. The 2.5 million was what some credible researchers concluded was the most likely number.