The mere threat of defensive guns is what prevents every rural family in America from systematic attack. What else is there?
I am not clear on the scope of time for this data, and saw no indication. Are these points for the last 24 hours, the last year, all time? what?
I live 7 miles outside of town. Out of the police jurisdiction. The county sheriff told me it would take up to 30 minutes to get a car to my house if there was not one in the area at the time I had to call. Thus, 30 minutes for the crooks to burn, loot, rape, murder, whatever my family. THUS, WE ARE ARMED!!! I ain’t giving up my guns!
My former Governor Fast Eddie Rendell denies that guns have EVER been used defensively. He’s the one that was THRILLED and HAPPY that Sandy Hook was so horrible so it could be used to confiscate guns.
If Congress outlawed burglary and assault, therefore causing these crimes to disappear, the second amendment would still be as necessary as ever.
The second amendment is not about crime, or hunting. It is about keeping the USA free from oppressive government.
Those other elements are just fringe benefits of being an armed society.