Dan Wos, Author of – Good Gun Bad Guy
Host of The Loaded Mic
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The media will tell you that good guys with guns hardly ever stop attacks. Boy, are they wrong. According to compiled evidence by the Crime Prevention Research Center, some media outlets are underreporting the number of Defensive Gun Uses (DGU) by law abiding gun owners where attacks are prevented. Some media is reporting only 10% of the actual DGUs in America by citizens.
Could this be because DGUs by law-abiding citizens don’t support the anti-gun narrative, or could it be simply due to faulty information they are given?
A look into the data provided by the FBI shows that discrepancies in DGUs are often caused by the “misclassifying of shootings” and “overlooked incidents.” Research by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows us that in several incidents, the FBI didn’t list attacks that were stopped by armed citizens when police had later apprehended the attackers. According to Crime Prevention Research Center, the FBI also has misidentified armed citizens as security officials resulting in the elimination of them being qualified as “citizen defensive gun uses.” You may remember Jack Wilson, who stopped an attack at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. The media narrative portrayed Wilson as a security guard when Wilson himself said he was just a parishioner who had volunteered to provide security during worship.
In some cases where armed civilians completely thwart mass public shootings (meaning, not even a shot fired), the FBI simply doesn’t report them. According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, the FBI missed 25 of these incidents that would likely have become mass public shootings had it not been for the good guy or gal with a gun.
Due to these reasons for non-reporting, the FBI only showed 6.6% of mass killings being stopped by armed citizens, while the Crime Prevention Research Center shows 49.1% being stopped. In these cases, approximately half of the thwarted attacks occurred in gun-free zones.
As for those locations where citizens were legally allowed to carry a gun publicly, the number of thwarted attacks by armed citizens increased by almost 10% to 58% in 2021. What does this tell us? It tells us that gun-free zones put people in danger, and the media doesn’t want you to know when good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns.
In March of 2013, 380,000 active duty and 70,000 retired law-enforcement officers were surveyed in a PoliceOne survey. 86% believed that casualties from public shootings could be reduced or avoided altogether if citizens were armed at the time of the attack. 77% supported the arming of teachers and/or school Administrators. Wouldn’t it make sense to consider the opinions of Police Officers and those who investigate these types of crimes on a daily basis?
It’s no surprise the media would use underreported data. But they and anti-gun extremists seem all too willing to put people in danger by spreading false information. The idea that gun-free zones are safe, citizens shouldn’t carry in public, and police departments should be defunded could be putting good people in some very dangerous situations without any way of protecting themselves.
The 2nd Amendment is not a privilege. It’s your right.
Author – Good Gun Bad Guy
Host – The Loaded Mic
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Dan Wos is a nationally recognized 2nd Amendment advocate, Host of The Loaded Mic and Author of the “GOOD GUN BAD GUY” book series. He speaks at events, is a contributing writer for many publications, and can be found on radio stations across the country. Dan has been a guest on the Sean Hannity Show, Real America’s Voice, and several others. Speaking on behalf of gun-rights, Dan exposes the strategies of the anti-gun crowd and explains their mission to disarm law-abiding American gun-owners.
Honesty doesn’t fit the narrative, necessary to justify the oppression.
Honesty doesn’t fit the narrative.
Great article, now if you could just get it on a national television network. you could break their negative narrative of good people with guns, and gun free zones.
No doubt about it. Anytime any corrupt entity is politicized for any agenda this is always the result.
Plato had it right again.
Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.
“Put the FBI on the FBI watch list” Tee from Dinish D’Souza web site.
There was a time, long ago, when the F B I was a trusted law enforcement vehicle, sadly, that is no longer the case. I know that to be true because I ran ops with them from time to time as the individual situation required. For some decades now the F B I has become a political weapon used by those in authority (demoncrap) against their political, military and civilian enemies and anyone else who will stand up to or call them out on their evil, unconstitutional deeds. See Pastors being arrested and jailed, parents being arrested, jailed and labeled… Read more »
DB – agreed for the most part, many individual agents tend to be upfront and responsible. Unfortunately the bureaucrats who run the outfit tend to be more political animals than true field agents. Remember, jay edgar set the precedent by how he manipulated the agency from the outset.
Unfortunately it’s going to be all lies and will remain so till the end
This is an important discrepancy to draw attention to. It’s almost a given that the media will under-report DGUs, due to both anti-gun bias and the simple fact that they are less sensational and less likely to drive ratings. Although certainly possible, I don’t buy into the conjecture that under-reporting by the FBI is more often deliberate, however. They rely on reporting from local law enforcement agencies when compiling their statistics, and those local agencies are notoriously inconsistent at recording and reporting crimes of all kinds, often due to money and manpower limitations. Better state and federal funding would go… Read more »
Qui – it ‘almost’ sounds like you are excusing their manipulation of the data. True, they do rely on UCR data which as you pointed out that is reliant on the info they receive which may or may not be accurate. The real problem is that those reports rely on actual police reports and as most of us know many DGUs never generate a police report. For instance, the mere presence of a firearm in the hands of a ‘good guy’ technically would count as a DGU but no one ever knows it happened, the bandit certainly is going to… Read more »