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Data Shoots Holes In Bloomberg’s Billboard Campaign, Says CCRKBA

February 18, 2011
CCRKBA
2/17/2011

While anti-gun New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is sending a moving billboard truck around the country claiming that 34 Americans are “murdered with guns every day,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the mayor is selectively ignoring the hundreds of lives saved every day because firearms are there when needed.

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb, citing research that places the number of lives saved annually with firearms at between 800,000 and 2.5 million – frequently without even a shot being fired – said that translates to “lives saved that Bloomberg chooses to ignore.”

“If you take the estimates and divide them by 365,” Gottlieb observed, “you realize that between 2,100 and 6,800 people successfully defend themselves every day of the year with firearms in the United States. The majority of those incidents result in nobody being injured or killed. In some cases where shots are fired by armed citizens, several lives are saved. Bloomberg and his cronies at Mayors Against Illegal Guns evidently don’t think their lives are valuable enough to notice.”

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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