How Many Times A Firearm Is Used For Effective Self Defense

How Many Times A Firearm Is Used For Effective Self Defense by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog

The following is a combination of my thoughts as well as information sourced from an article I read from CocealedCarry magazine, published by

We never hear about the times (any time) a firearm is used for effective defense. Rather, mainstream media will “cherry pick”, propagandize and leverage an occurrence whenever it will fit their anti-gun agenda.

Year after year, people use firearms to successfully defend themselves.

These incidents may be at home, at work, or simply out running errands.

While the exact number of instances is difficult to pin down (many times a police report is never filed), legitimate researchers estimate the number to be between one million and two million times a year.

It is unfortunate that a mostly anti-gun media clouds the general public’s perceptions regarding this topic.

For one thing, they rely on “statistics” that count a “defensive gun use” as only those cases where the attacker is actually killed.

This ignores the vast majority of cases (apparently at least 92% according to USCCA research) where an individual uses a firearm defensively without any shots fired.

Even when shots are fired, only a fraction of those incidents result in the death of an attacker.

Focusing only on lethal encounters completely misses the point (on purpose). If you were to use your gun to scare off a would-be mugger or rapist, you’d likely be relieved that you succesfully protected yourself without having to actually shoot someone.

Most “no-shots-fired” incidents never make even the local press. When nobody is shot, it apparently just isn’t worthy of coverage.

The one exception is if the lawfully armed citizen has acted in a manner that could lead to criminal charges. Then it will become a story, since it conforms to the media narrative that even responsible people cannot be trusted to carry firearms.

Yet, Americans who lawfully carry firearms are amazingly responsible citizens. In fact, the average ciizen is eight times more likely to commit an act of violence than someone who legally carries.

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Ken Jorgustin’s survival blog focuses on a wide variety of preparedness topics varying from short to long term actions and solutions for wide-ranging scenarios of preparation… for daily life, disaster, or even SHTF collapse. Subjects include situational and risk awareness, the dangers, systemic risks, and avoidance of dependence upon the major ‘modern’ systems that we take for granted, topics of self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and practical solutions to live a way of life while surviving these uncertain times. Modern Survival is Preparedness For Life Preparedness is a process and will become a way of life – one in which you have more control over your own destiny. Being better prepared will help liberate you from “the system” which in many ways is designed to hold you down and keep you “dependent”. Modern Survival Blog has been committed since JAN-2010 to produce a wide variety of information to hopefully provide you with ideas for your own preparedness.