This information is for Piers Morgan and Henry Porter to reference next time they start honking on about guns . . . figure the odds they ever will - S.L.
99.9% of all guns in America are not used in violent crimes.
99.8% of all guns are not used in crimes of all time
Guns are used 4 times as often in self-defense as in crime, and 98% of the time it is not even fired.
Only 1% of the time when the gun is used in self-defense, does the criminal take the gun from the defender.
After guns were banned in the UK, the armed robbery rate spiked 40%, and 44% in Australia. Now, in Britain, most robberies happen when people are at home (50% versus Americas 30%)
Only 4% of guns used in crimes were obtained legally.
Sources: FBI and CATO Institute.