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GUN STUDY

20 Oct

“Guns have limited value in foiling crime. An analysis of five years of data from the NCVS (National Crime Victimization Survey) found that of over 14,000 crimes with contact between offenders and victims, guns were used by less than 1 percent of the victims, despite the fact that about 25 % of adults are gun owners. In over 300 sexual assaults NOT ONCE did a woman use a gun to protect herself. While the gun lobby portrays campuses as bursting with sexual predators, the truth is that most sex offenses are committed by acquaintances or partners of the victim and with alcohol present.”  – Thomas Gabor, former professor of criminology who specializes in the study of violence – http://www.thomasgabor.com

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