What if His Girlfriend Had a Gun?
Written By: Larry Pratt - Gun Owners of America | Posted: Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Perhaps Mr. Costas would have been disappointed if Ms. Perkins had had access to a gun and shot Belcher first? Would he then have thought there were too many guns? Actually, he might not have even heard about a self-defense shooting. Outside of the local press, self-defense shootings rarely make national news.
To be sure, there are so many self-defense shootings each year that the national news would be carrying several accounts a day. Guns are used over 4,000 times a day (using conservative research findings) in self-defense. In fact, using those conservative figures given us by the Clinton Justice Department, guns are used 50 times more often in self-defense than to illegitimately take life.
What exactly does Bob Costas mean by too many guns? How would the absence of a gun in Jovan Belcher's hands have protected Kasandra Perkins?
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