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**zap**Kleck claimed that there were 2.5 million self defense gun uses. According to the NCVS, there were 6 million burglaries in that year. Kleck says that 34% of the 2.5 million were burglaries. Here it goes.

According to the NCVS, there were 1,300,000 "hot burglaries". follow? Okay, since 41% of american households own guns, we multiply 1,300,000 by .41

1,300,000*.41= 533,000

Because only two thirds of the victims were asleep, according to the NCVS (Hemenway 67), we multiply 533,000 by .6666666666666666

533,000*.6666666666666666666666666666=355,333

Now, we take 355,333 and divide it by 2.5 million to yield what should be 34%

But wait!

355,333/2,500,000=.142133333333333333333333333333.........

Now we multiply the above result by 100 for the final percent.

.142133333333333333333333333333.......*100= 14.21% Still think you remember simple math?

Here: Lets take the difference between Kleck's statistic and reality's, and subtract it.

It is roughly 20 percent.

If we multiply 2.5 million by Kleck's 34%, we get 850,000.

Lets subtract 355,333 from 850,000 to prove Kleck wrong. It equals 494,667

Nice math

-tink

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