Interactive Map Of Self Defense Stories Using Firearms

Each point represents a news story where guns were successfully used for self defense.

Each point represents a news story where guns were successfully used for self defense.

Do you need a resource to show how many lives were saved recently because someone was armed? Click on the photo of the map above, and you will be taken to the interactive version.  The folks at Gunssavelives.net and Equalforce.net have a ton of information for you to browse.  Whenever there is a shooting of any kind, the media will then connect the story to other violent shootings and will even connect stories that are not similar in any way, except the violence was delivered with a gun.

How would the perception of guns change if the media took the stories from this link and connected them, reported them non-stop?  These stories of real people using guns for self-defense are available in the media, how do you think Equalforce.net is getting the information?  The media at large is simply choosing NOT to report these stories.  Much like they didn’t choose to make Nick Meli a hero, even though the shooter at the Clackamas Mall in Portland may have saved dozens of lives.  Thank you to “Concerned Citizen” who was good enough to share this information with me!

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  1. Old NFO says:

    Great point! Over 700 stories, and I’m betting very few of them got anything more than local coverage at best… Thanks for the link!

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