Good Guys Save Lives, but the FBI Can’t See Them

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Good Guys Save Lives, but the FBI Can’t See Them

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Dr. John Lott issued another stunning report. Dr. Lott at the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said there were “massive errors” in the FBI’s reports on attempted mass murderers. It also says that armed citizens are amazing, though the FBI seems to have a strong bias against counting attacks that were stopped by ordinary citizens. This is what Lott found.

Dr. Lott went back seven years of data and identified 360 “active shooter incidents”, though he admits he probably missed several more. In that data he found 124 times where an ordinary armed citizen stopped the attacks. Over that same time period, the FBI identified only 252 active shooter incidents, and they could only find 11 examples that were stopped by armed citizens. Those differences are huge. Lott found that “some 34% of the active shooter incidents were stopped by armed citizens, not the 4% cited by the FBl.” This is important because these FBI reports are reprinted as truth in the mainstream media.

In some cases, the FBI classified armed parishioners as church security guards rather than as armed citizens.

In my mind, a security guard is licensed and a paid position. These armed men and women were not paid to attend church services.

Lott admits he excluded another 24 cases because the armed civilians stopped the armed attack before the murderer fired his gun. Isn’t that the best-case outcome?

The media and gun control advocates seem concerned with the worst possible outcomes when civilians defend themselves. Yes, there is always the possibility that a bystander could be injured, but we have yet to see an armed citizen shoot an innocent bystander. In contrast, we know that the police have accidentally shot and killed the armed defender at least once. That’s not something that happens very often because the police usually arrive long after the shooting is over. Either the murderer is usually dead or he was long gone before the police arrive.

A Fox News report recalled the incident earlier this year at the Greenwood Mall in Indiana, where legally-armed 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken successfully stopped a would-be mass shooter just seconds after the killer opened fire in the mall food court area. At a distance estimated to be 40 yards, Dicken began firing ten rounds of which eight hit the shooter, fatally wounding him. He was hailed as a hero by Greenwood Police Chief James Ison.

What we really want to know is how effective armed defenders are when we exclude “gun free zones” where honest citizens are disarmed by law. The results are amazing.

When they are allowed to go armed, ordinary citizens stopped mass murder 51 percent of the time in the last few years.

That explains why murderers choose gun free zones. It also explains why anti-gun politicians want more gun free-zones. It might explain why the politicized FBI won’t report the data honestly.


About Rob Morse

The original article, with references, is posted here. Rob Morse writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily, at Second Call Defense, and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob was an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.Rob Morse

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Knute Knute

Nobody can see much of anything with their eyes wide shut!

swmft

glued shut with the shit that is blocking their ears too

Terry

That comes from having their head where the sun don’t shine!

Trussman

It’ called CRANIAL RECTITUS around here.

Montana454Casull

The politically biased FBI has now become the equivalent of Hitler’s brown shirts or SS . The current FBI is very corrupt and not focused on crime or criminals . They have become the Democrats weapon against thier political opponents. The FBI has zero credibility period !

ashort

when you politicize your job as FBI law enforcement, and you are paid by corrupt politicians, instead of defending the Constitution, and protecting American Citizens rights. you have to do what you are told. especially when it comes to being blind from the truth. money in the world has to much power and control, therefore politician’s are even worse when it comes to the truth.

Matt in Oklahoma

They see them. They just LIE

Laddyboy

Considering the current Federal Bureaucratic Insurrectionist is NOW nothing more that a POLITICIZED POLICE ARM of the DemoKKKrat Communist Party, WHY WOULD they count anything that harms or destroys their AGENDA of total DISARMAMENT of Legal Law Abiding American Citizens!!!

Rob

Hasn’t this article been run more than once this week? Are we running out of new news and going back to old news? See if you can run some articles from Jeff Cooper.