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Gary Kleck, “Gun Control Studies” http://www.largo.org/klecksum.htm “Homeowners need guns to protect themselves from criminals. Each year about 1500- 2800 criminals are lawfully killed by gun-wielding American civilians in justifiable or excusable homicides, far more than are killed by police officers.” “About a third of U.S. households keep a gun at least partially for defensive reasons; at any one time nearly a third of gun owners have a firearm in their home which is loaded; about a quarter of retail businesses have a gun on the premises; and perhaps 5% of U.S. adults regularly carry a gun for self defense.” “People who use guns for self-protection in robberies and assaults are less likely to have the crime completed against them, and, contrary to widespread belief, are less likely to do nothing to resist. Criminals take the gun away from the victim in less than 1% of these incidents.” “Widespread gun ownership may also deter burglars from entering occupied homes,
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course GEO 201 taught by Professor Jane during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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