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to displace criminal attackers onto the unarmed, no larger social utility accrues if such attacks are. See,.g., Hicks, Point Gun, Pull Trigger, Police Chief, May 1975 (after an hour on the range and two hours of classroom instruction in a Chattanooga Police Academy combat pistol course for civilian women, "most of whom had never held a revolver, much less fired. If the empirical evidence discussed infra proves the gun owner's faith in the weapon's protective efficacy to be wrong, then wrong is what it is-not paranoid. Likewise, the authoritative review of pre-1979 gun control literature done for the National Institute of Justice provides an overwhelmingly negative assessment of virtually every aspect. See also Hampton. 138 Further abstract evidentiary support may be found in laboratory experiments showing that persons were more restrained in expressing hostility toward persons associated with weapons than toward others who were not so associated. This evidence likewise cuts strongly against severe statutory restrictions based on the belief that handgun ownership offers few social benefits to offset the harms associated with. Avoiding the rape issue has made it unnecessary for submission exponents to address this consideration specifically. Clearly this evidence disposes of the claim that handguns are so lacking in social utility that courts should, in effect, eliminate their sale to the general public under the doctrine of strict liability. The fact that 22 of unresisting victims nevertheless suffered injury, while only.5 of victims who resisted with a gun did, points out that these surveys may artificially exaggerate the dangers of resistance. What precludes resolution of the gun issue are cultural and moral antagonisms so savage that, as one neutral observer comments, "gun owners worry - rightly in my view - that the gun controllers would be willing to sacrifice their interests even if the crime control.
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4, with Firearms and Violence, supra note 5, at 145. 148 Based on figures given in Crime Control, supra note 84, for the total numbers of robberies and burglaries and of robbery-murders and burglary-murders in 1980, it appears that the rate at which robbers murder their victims is more than 40 times greater than the. While that publicity might quickly abate, public officials would probably be able to revive it ad infinitum by tactics such as speeches praising the program, releases describing reported incidents of criminals being routed by victims, or any reduction in violent crime that might be attributed. One would certainly not measure the value of guns in police work by simply totaling the number of violent felons police kill. At the insistence of two reviewers of this article, I hasten to add two caveats on the subject of suicide. Those who have made the one anti-gun argument that remains viable in light of present evidence about the defensive value of arms possession have unaccountably missed the social benefit of shifting criminals from confrontation to non-confrontation crimes. We are engaged on the issue and committed to looking at options that support our full range of digital offerings to the EU market. Rev., supra note 5, at 268.276, is more systematically treated in Green, Citizen Gun Ownership and Criminal Deterrence: Theory, Research and Policy, 25 Criminology 63 (1987). Svidrigailov responds by opening the door, and being so shaken by his experience that he kills himself.
Call now for your free consultation. Kleck Bordua, supra note 113, at 290. Controls carefully tailored to disarm felons but not good citizens would reduce the incidence of gun misuse, but not of lawful defensive use. Entirely independent of, though often accompanying, such pragmatic concerns is the moral view advanced by some anti-gun advocates that under no circumstances is it ever legitimate to use a gun in defense of self or family. 73 See,.g., Newton Zimring, supra note 20, at 62; Yeager, supra note 20,. 151 (1982) (discussing studies of police homicides). (These, however, provide information only as to victim injury, not death, since victims who died resisting robbers are not available to answer survey questions.) In fact, earlier versions of the national victim surveys were cited by the one specifically anti-gun presentation which has tried.