UCLA professor emeritus James Q. Wilson, a respected expert on crime, police practices and guns, says, “We know from Census Bureau surveys that something beyond a hundred thousand uses of guns for self-defense occur every year. We know from smaller surveys of a commercial nature that the number may be as high as two-and-a-half or three million. We don’t know what the right number is, but whatever the right number is, it’s not a trivial number.”
A gunned-down bleeding guy creates news. A man who spared his family by brandishing a handgun, well, that’s just water-cooler chat.
He gets all the facts right and he introduces them without it being just a bunch of numbers. It’s an excellent piece.