For every 1 self-defense killing there are 34 homicides. The article talks about how there is more accidents of homicides and sucides than self defense. The NRA says that its our right to be allowed to have guns for self defense, but the article shows otherwise. If guns are being used for other things than self defense the NRA should have more regulations to prevent all these numbers.
The article gave an example of when a gun was used in self defense. They used a accident of when an intruder came into a women's house and she had a gun to defend herself and she did she shot the guy. According to the article " Forty-eight percent of gun owners say that they buy a gun for self defense" Theres more people that use guns for crime rather than self defense. The article does mention that during a robbery/ burglary succeeded when the victim doesn't fight back.
In this video shows different scenarios of situations, what would a cop do and what would a civilian do in a gunman situation . In the video it shows that the civilian didn't know what to do or they would put themselves in danger even though they had a gun. When people buys guns they usually want it for self defense but a regular civilian don't have enough training or practice to choose whether to pull the trigger of someone's life.
This graph shows that it's rare when someone uses a gun for self defense. There has been incidents of suicide, gang related murder, and murder not related with gangs. The NRA and gun activists say that Americans should have the right to defend themselves with guns. Which is true, but it's rare for someone to actually use a gun for self defense. It's Moreno often for someone to use a gun in a negative way rather than in self defense.
Leslie Cobix Mr.Palmiere English 12 H 08 March 2018 How Often Are Guns Used in Self Defense? “ For every criminal killed in self defense, thirty- four innocent people die.” According to Washing