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FBI Releases Data

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January 31, 2016
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FBI Releases Data That Made Air Force Choose To Allow Personal Weapons

The FBI has recently released data that led to a decision that has a lot of people cheering for the Air Force, the decision to allow Airmen to carry personal weapons on and off duty. Key points of the research show that over 40% of shootings from 2000-2013 were stopped by someone other than law enforcement.

  • In 37 incidents (23.1%), the shooter committed suicide at the scene before police arrived.
  • In 21 incidents (13.1%), the situation ended after unarmed citizens safely and successfully restrained the shooter. In 2 of those incidents,
  • 3 off-duty law enforcement officers were present and assisted.
  • Of note, 11 of the incidents involved unarmed principals, teachers, other school staff and students who confronted shooters to end the threat (9 of those shooters were students).
  • In 5 incidents (3.1%), the shooting ended after armed individuals who were not law enforcement personnel exchanged gunfire with the shooters. In these incidents, 3 shooters were killed, 1 was wounded, and 1 committed suicide.
  • The individuals involved in these shootings included a citizen with a valid firearms permit and armed security guards at a church, an airline counter, a federally managed museum, and a school board meeting.
  • In 2 incidents (1.3%), 2 armed, off-duty police officers engaged the shooters, resulting in the death of the shooters. In 1 of those incidents, the off-duty officer assisted a responding officer to end the threat.

The evidence is there, good guys with guns stop bad guys with guns. Yet, here we are once again, arguing with people that firearms are necessary to help protect innocent people. Facts don't always seem to matter no matter how compelling the evidence is. Be sure to let us know what you think about this in the comment section or on Facebook.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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