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A recent release from CCRKBA (Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms) discusses a recent FBI report. According to the FBI report, armed citizens have killed more criminals during the commission of a felony than police.

FBI Report Shows Armed Citizens Are Their Best Last Line of Defense

Demonstrating, that you are your best last line of defense, the latest FBI report flies in the face of conventional gun control advocation. As a result, the continuing need for American gun ownership is demonstrated by hard statistics.

In addition to the report, studies show that the presence of a firearm in gun related self-defense scenarios results in the perpetrator fleeing or the would be victim holding them at gunpoint, until the police arrive. In fact, they state that in over 99% of firearm-related self-defense scenarios, the defender doesn’t fire a shot.

As stated in the CCRKBA release, they compared tables 14 and 15 in the FBI’s report. The tables apply to justifiable homicides by law enforcement (table 14) and private citizens (table 15). According to the data, armed citizens killed 353 criminals during the commission of a felony. However, police only killed 298.

“If the FBI data published in their crime report for 2020 is accurate,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb in the recent release, “it is ample evidence that the individual right to keep and bear arms for personal defense is as important today as it was when the Second Amendment was adopted as a cornerstone of the Bill of Rights.”

Gottlieb points out, that those who would seek to remove our rights to arm ourselves are also easy on criminals. According to Gottlieb, “They haven’t simply lost perspective; they’ve abandoned common sense.”

However, according to CCRKBA the recent FBI statistics should give us hope, as it sends a message to criminals.

“This data should send a message to criminals that their chances of recidivism are gradually shrinking,” said Gottlieb. In the report he finishes with a strong message, “The tide has clearly turned.”

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