- Nov 6, 2017
The best policy is obviously no guns for anyone. The point was that sometimes an individual can have a positive outcome from a policy that hurts the nation as a whole. This situation was statistically improbable but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. People can't point to broad statistics to say that this person was better off unaramed during the break-in that was occuring. Those statistics are too generalized.
On that same token, it doesn't hurt any policy arguments against guns to say that the gun most likely helped the victim in this situation. The big picture remains the same.