What are your chances of being injured in a violent crime? This is a question I recently asked the Rangemaster Brain Trust. The answer came from none other than John Hearne. His response is summarized below.
"The best source I’ve found is Kleck’s “Point Blank: Guns and Violence in America. As a baseline, complying with the demands of a robber carried with it the risk of injury of 25% (24.7 to be exact). Resistance, lumping together all forms, is more risky than just complying. Any form of resistance carries with it an injury rate of 52%. However, resistance with a firearm carried with it the risk of injury of 17%. Kleck believes that the use of a firearm early in an encounter carries with it a risk of injury of 6%”
What this boils down to is you have at least a 25% chance of being injured if you comply. You are 4 time less likely to be injured if you have your gun on you and are prepared to respond!
If you are within driving distance of Central Mississippi and you want to know Who Wins, Who Loses & Why, I highly encourage you to sign up for John’s upcoming lecture at Boondocks Firearms Training Academy on October 9th
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