What it doesnt say is how many of those self defense situations were people protecting themselves from over people with guns (which im guessing is the case more often then not). What that says is the problem is already seriously code red. Carrying guns as a solution to control a gun problem is stupid beyond belief. In fact, didnt virgina tech allow students to carry guns after that shooting? FYI.... the whole world did one of these
when that was announced.
while yes, they may have been protecting them selves from other people with guns, how much do you want to bet the people who were the ATTACKERS and not the people who were protecting them selves got those guns illegally?
also do you really think that if there were virginia tech students who were legally allowed to carry a side arm and had proper training that those shootings wouldnt have turned out any different? the fact that it's known that people may return fire alone is a huge deterrent. i would love to hear of ONE mass shooting that happened in a area that open carry/concealed carry is allowed. those teachers at the school were guns aren't allowed sure didn't have a chance.