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6 August 2001

New York Post, Opinion

The Post recently reported how a 69-year-old man successfully rescued his 19-year-old son by shooting a "vicious dog." The story is noteworthy for the very fact that a newspaper reported it at all. Few people realize that civilians use guns defensively, not just against dogs, but to stop about 2 million crimes a year — five times more often than guns are used to commit crimes, according to national surveys. Yet when was the last time you heard the evening news talk... (GunPolicy.org)

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