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It’s not surprising that Clinton overlooks this cost, because he does not even acknowledge self-defense as a legitimate reason to own a gun. Talking to Couric, he mentioned only "the right of any lawful citizen to hunt or engage in sports shooting."
Yet surveys indicate that guns are used for self-defense something like 2 million times a year. A gun in the home is much more likely to save a life than to kill someone accidentally.
Lott notes that a trigger lock makes a gun less accessible in an emergency. Hence people need to weigh various factors, including neighborhood crime rates and the presence of small children, before deciding how to store their firearms.
In other words, they need to think carefully rather than jumping to conclusions. It’s the sort of advice the president would hate.