John R. Lott Jr., is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who argues in favor of allowing Americans without a criminal record to own and carry guns.
- "...the evidence is that, with more than 2 million defensive guns used each year, guns are used at least four times more frequently to stop crime than they are used to commit crime."
Lott claims that selective reporting by US media fails to report instances of people defending themeselves (or others) via legal use of guns.
--This is common sense to me. Basic common sense.