Instructors Make It Clear: Self-Defense Is Serious Business

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than half of gun owners say personal protection is their main reason for owning a firearm – 67% as reported last year by the Pew Research Center. But how often are firearms actually used for self-defense? Not very often, reports the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics. From 2007 to 2011, about 1% of all nonfatal violent attacks reported using a firearm to fend off an offender. In instances when the victim was armed with a gun, 32% of the time the attacker also had a

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