Brian Doherty: How to Count Defensive Gun Use

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Gun control advocates are known for underestimating the importance of owning a gun. Two surveys are frequently cited in defensive gun use, but how best to accurately count the DGUs (defensive gun uses) so as to illustrate the importance of private gun ownership for self-defense? Brian Doherty, senior editor of Reason Magazine, and Reason.com, discusses the National Self-Defense Survey and the National Crime Victimization Survey, and the ways in which questions are asked and DGUs are counted. Originally aired on NRA News Cam & Co 03/10/15.