Don’t look now, but Chicago is looking like it might be the defensive gun use DGU capital of the US. There have been at least forty-six Chicagoans who have used a gun since January 2021 to protect themselves. To put that number in perspective, HeyJackass pegs the number of officer-involved shootings as 30 in the same time period.
Keep in mind these are just the incidents I could find that made the news. How high is the actual number?
Many special interest groups like Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown gun control operation want you to believe that we need stronger gun laws and even mention Chicago in their anti-gun propaganda. They say the claim that “the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” is a myth.
They might want to try tell that to the woman who was outside a Chase in November when a man tried to carjack her. She told CBS News . . .
Thank God I had my gun, or I’d probably be dead right now. …
I had just come out of the bank and was sitting in my car about to lock my door to pull off in leave, and he opened my door and put a gun in my face and when he saw me get mine, he looked surprised – and I started shooting, and he started running.
The CDC produced a study in 2012 and the results weren’t something the Obama administration or his anti-gun allies wanted to hear.
Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million.
For whatever reason, that was the last time the CDC tried to do a major study on defensive gun uses. Yet another survey estimated that an average of 1,029,615 households use guns every year for self-defense in the five-year period they studied.
The Crime Prevention Research Center recently published an article with a long list of cases in which good guys with guns stopped armed psychopaths who were on a shooting spree. Dr. John Lott wrote the book More Guns, Less Crime and concluded that, “Having a gun is by far the safest course of action when people are facing a criminal by themselves.”
You might even say that God created men, but Sam Colt made them equal.
This is the part that people who think guns don’t save lives don’t understand…or refuse to acknowledge. You virtually always face a criminal on your own. By the time someone dials 911, it’s too late. In other words, you are your own first responder.
But back to the Windy City. Prospects for less violent crime there don’t look good. The number of people who are applying for positions with the Chicago Police Department is abysmally low and if you look at a graph of the number of cops, it looks like som…