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I -- -- and that's joining us now from the Los Angeles and William we're talking about.
Folks weighed in on the question to more guns -- more crime.
Well you know -- -- for a look at the issue of gun violence maybe we should look at the other side of the coin which is defensive use of guns right now as you know America has a record high.
Number of guns.
But we have a lower crime rates always had demographics as a police work.
Worse because guns deter.
More crimes and they cause well that is a subject of a fierce debate.
Among academics and many now in Washington who are using a tragic but rare event a mass shooting to reconsider America's gun laws.
The only thing.
It stops up bad guy with a gun.
Is a good guy with the -- Following that remark critics pounced there's really no evidence to support that argument that arming the good guys this is a good idea after analyzing 62 mass shootings Mother Jones Magazine concluded arming guards teachers or citizens won't stop most gunman in the last thirty years not a single.
Shooting has been stopped -- way stopped by an armed citizen with some dispute that.
I think it's in the states look at mass public TV and trying any way.
Determine whether or not defensive gun uses effective or prevalent based on the most atypical -- -- homicides that that we have.
Last month in San Antonio and off duty cop shot a gunman as he tried and her theater.
All in Virginia and AutoZone employee pulled a gun from his truck to stop an armed -- Studies show Americans use guns every day to stop -- up to two and a half million times a year according to a Florida State University study.
Others lower that figure to one million.
And victims use guns to defend themselves -- far less likely to be injured in the far less likely to lose their property.
Our own citizens did help stop public shootings in Colorado and Nevada but not without risk in 2005 a train firearms instructor died.
Trying to stop a gunman in taxes while in Tacoma and armed citizen was injured while confronting -- shopping mall shooter.
You won't find anyone in law enforcement supports the idea of ordinary citizens whipping out guns in.
Chaotic her confined situations and shooting may be true but others argue mass shootings are no excuse to disarm the public.
Vast majority of people who do use guns to defend themselves.
Never report them to the police because they were injured that you lose their property.
We less than 110 of 1% of all homicides in the United States are caused.
In a mass shooting.
But the mother -- study did find that after the gunman in those 62 incidents over thirty years did have -- -- issue mental health issues which again as you know.
A nexus at least that Washington is looking at about their ability to obtain -- -- look at the big -- there when -- nest from our LA bureau thank you so much.
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