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rocshaman 11-08-2012 11:55 AM

Cato Institute Guns and Self Defense Map
 
This is an interesting interactive map from the Cato Institute that shows where people have defended themselves with guns nation wide. You can click on the color coded balloons to bring up the particulars of the crime. You can also zoom in and out for a wider view where there are a lot of crimes. Most of the crimes are in the east it appears.

http://www.cato.org/guns-and-self-defense/

7point62 11-08-2012 12:03 PM

Very cool, a good resource.

JonM 11-08-2012 01:17 PM

Very good indeed

augimatic 11-13-2012 12:02 AM

the only problem is people not educated or smart enough to think about it, and believe or not I run into those types quite a bit will say "Illinois has no issues because there's not a lot of bubbles there" when in fact the issue may really be that Chicago outlawed hand guns in city limits so there will be no altercations there because no one owns a gun, I wonder how many crimes would be stopped in a homes if people were allowed to own a gun in Chicago.

rocshaman 11-13-2012 12:18 AM

That's true and they also say that the map isn't comprehensive. I'm sure there are a lot more incidents out there that could be on the map but aren't for whatever reason.

25-5 11-13-2012 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by augimatic (Post 1012078)
the only problem is people not educated or smart enough to think about it, and believe or not I run into those types quite a bit will say "Illinois has no issues because there's not a lot of bubbles there" when in fact the issue may really be that Chicago outlawed hand guns in city limits so there will be no altercations there because no one owns a gun, I wonder how many crimes would be stopped in a homes if people were allowed to own a gun in Chicago.

No concealed carry in Il, however, gun ownership is allowed in Chicago. They lost the suit.

augimatic 11-13-2012 02:04 PM

Oh wow I didn't know that not that I ever want to live in the city anyway...

Lessdragon 01-06-2013 11:26 PM

i was wondering if this is a static map from a specific time frame or does it refresh?

alsaqr 01-14-2013 08:23 PM

The easybakeguncoub tracks and compiles recent self defense shootings:

http://www.easybakegunclub.com/blog/1174/October-2012-Defensive-Gun-Use-Report.html

This gent shot a burglar in the chest with a shotgun:

Quote:

I hit him. I knew I did. I meant to.
http://www.easybakegunclub.com/news/2534/I-hit-him.-I-knew-I-did.-I-meant-to.-Homeowner-sho.html

rocshaman 01-14-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alsaqr (Post 1093496)
The easybakeguncoub tracks and compiles recent self defense shootings:

http://www.easybakegunclub.com/blog/1174/October-2012-Defensive-Gun-Use-Report.html

That's cool, thanks for posting....


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