FUN FACTS! that support my assertion (from a quick perusal of Google Scholar):
-In states (Like Oregon) with Stand Your Ground and other laws making it easier to shoot in self-defense, those policies have been linked to a 7 to 10% increase in homicides.(More people shooting in defense = more defensive shooters being killed)
-When confronted with a gun, 55.5% of the time an assailant will abort the conflict (the majority of those fleeing will not be armed with a gun and were unlikely to inflict fatal injuries in the first place). That means that 44.5% of the time the attacker will not back down -and will logically meet that threat with an equal or greater one (namely threatening with or firing a gun) which could result in physical harm or death (is the dissuasive power of guns in non-life threatening situations worth the increased risk of death in situations where your and others lives are in danger?).
-Keep in mind, the motive of the majority of