VPC Panic Mongers Spread Misinformation… Again

I know you’re shocked at this, but it’s true! VPC hyperventilates that *gasp* concealed carriers have been involved in *gasp* 659 non-self defense deaths since…


Um… What?

That’s right. An average of 47 people per year were killed by folks with concealed carry licenses during the past seven years.

Forty seven per year.

According to 2010 data, six million people, had concealed carry permits in 2010. SIX MILLION. That number is almost certainly much greater today.

Research shows that the number of defensive gun uses in the United States could be as high as 2.5 million annually. Gun grabbers claim that number cannot be true. But let’s put that aside for a moment.

The vast majority of defensive gun uses end up with no injuries and no crime. In most cases it is enough to merely brandish the gun to ward of your attacker, so these defensive gun uses are very much underreported.

So, let’s simply use what has been reported by the CDC. In 2011, legal interventions accounted for 146 deaths. That’s in one year. Oh, and by the way – that’s just in 17 states: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin.

In other words, the VPC’s hysterical hyperventilation is just that, despite the fact that they’re attempting to widely distribute their “analysis” as so-called evidence that concealed carry is dangerous, and concealed carriers, who have been vetted by police, are not to be trusted.

The only people who seem to be propagating this ridiculous panic-mongering are frothing Everytown supporters.

The rest of us know better.

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