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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Breitbart Highlights Armed Self-Defense

While there are roughly 760,000 defensive gun uses a year, the media’s longstanding disdain for guns—coupled with the fact that in many cases, no shots are fired—means most are never reported outside local outlets, if at all.

Unfortunately, with the recent uptick in defensive gun use deniers—such as The New York Times, which claimed “concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime,” and Demanding Mom Shannon Watts, who claims “data shows” it “doesn’t happen”—this has become more than just an annoyance. If the rhetoric from the Left is that guns are not successful self-defense tools, and no one hears the stories disproving this nonsense, the next generation of potential gun owners might decide to simply take their chances instead—with potentially deadly results.

So we were thrilled to see a recent article on Breitbart.com detailing how 24 armed citizens from 11(!) to 85, from Hoonah, Alaska, to Lakeland, Fla., used their guns to thwart criminal attack. We’ve been reporting such stories in our Armed Citizen column for decades, but we can’t fight the rising tide of deniers on our own. Hats off to Breitbart for once again picking up the mantle, and here’s hoping other pro-freedom news outlets follow suit.