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Comicguy1

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Subj: Re: 3 Million Sounds Pretty Defensive To Me.
Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 at 12:25:57 pm EST (Viewed 423 times)
Reply Subj: Re: I Didn't Say That It Was A Good Thing
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 at 05:16:05 pm EST (Viewed 452 times)

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     To remove public funding from gun research, but they didn't totally restrict it. Also, public funding is mostly used for scientific research. Either way though, this was commissioned by Obama, and whatever else you may think about guns, the study (And certainly not the only one.) does pretty much conclude that they are used more for defense than crime.

No, it doesn't. The conclusion is that the number of defensive uses are in dispute and can be between 108,000 and 3 million instances:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/01/16/the-study-that-gun-rights-activists-keep-citing-but-completely-misunderstand/?utm_term=.e95519080f2b


 That certainly sounds like a high-level of  defense to me. Also, not all use of self-defense is reported.