Facts About Firearms Policy Initiative

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MYTH: Americans Use Guns Defensively Millions of Times a Year

MYTH: Americans Use Guns Defensively Millions of Times a Year

FACT: Evidence from the Gun Violence Archive reveals approximately 2,000 verified defensive gun uses annually.
MYTH: Guns Are Used More Often In Self Defense Than To Commit Crimes

MYTH: Guns Are Used More Often In Self Defense Than To Commit Crimes

FACT: Each year in the U.S. approximately 40,000 people are fatally shot and tens of thousands more injured, compared to approximately 2,000 verified DGUs annually.
MYTH: Firearms in the home do not correlate to increases in homicide (Kellermann Study)

MYTH: Firearms in the home do not correlate to increases in homicide (Kellermann Study)

FACT: Arthur Kellermann’s study demonstrates a firearm in the home is associated with an increase risk in homicide.
UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR: John Lott’s Missing Survey on Defensive Gun Use

UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR: John Lott’s Missing Survey on Defensive Gun Use

FACT: Jon Wiener, a historian at the University of California, Irvine, concluded his analysis of Lott with “The conclusion seemed obvious: Lott had never done the national survey."