How Common Are Defensive Gun Uses?10:58
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Joe Deedon, former law enforecement officer and owner of Tac*One Consulting (left), coaches a student (right) in Deedon's civilian active shooter response course for concealed weapons permit holders on March 24, 2018 in Longmont, Colo. (Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Joe Deedon, former law enforecement officer and owner of Tac*One Consulting (left), coaches a student (right) in Deedon's civilian active shooter response course for concealed weapons permit holders on March 24, 2018 in Longmont, Colo. (Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

You've likely heard the saying: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun."

But what is the true number of defensive gun uses?

Here & Now's Robin Young hears from two researchers who study the impact of firearms on society and have gone back and forth on that question: Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, and David Hemenway, a professor of public health at Harvard University.

This segment aired on April 11, 2018.

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