The anti-gun crowd is really going to hate this. The FBI is really hard to argue with whenever they release information at the middle levels. A report was just released saying that out of the 50 active shooter incidents for the study, four of them were stopped by a good guy with a gun.
Of course the first thing you'll notice is that the number 50 is much lower than the number spewed by our opponents. Another thing that you'll notice is that there were four people who used their firearm to stop the shooter (eight citizens total, four used firearms to stop the threat).
While that seems like it's a big discord, keep in mind that it's hard to know for sure how many lives those gun carriers saved. It could be dozens each time or just a few. Either way, those folks are heroes.
Also try to keep in mind that California, New York, and Maryland account for nine of those 50 active shooter scenarios, and it's very hard to carry a gun in each of those states.
The conclusion that I'm drawing here, is that the number of times someone could have used a firearm in defense of themselves or others drops by nearly 10 instances because of the state government's inability to follow the Constitution of this great land.
I believe beyond doubt that the number of good guys with a gun stopping bad guys with a gun would surely be higher if people were allowed to carry guns in those states. Remember, good guys are the only ones following the gun laws. The bad guys are not following them, which is why shooting situations even happen in those states to begin with.
Let us know your feelings on this in the comments below. And, as always, stay safe and carry a gun because you never know when you'll need it.