We know that firearms in the hands of honest citizens keep us safer. In fact, based on a study commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, we know that guns are used 16-100 times more often to protect life than to take it. And these defensive gun uses even include the employment of commonly owned, semi-automatic rifles. Consider these examples:
- A Houston man fired several rounds while fighting off five home invaders this year, using his AK-47 as his primary means of defense;
- A Florida man utilized his AR-15 to fire 30 rounds while fighting off seven intruders; and,
- A very petite Maryland mom chased three burglars out of her home simply by charging her AR-15.