Saturday, October 25, 2008
Whites most likely to defend themselves with a gun: The National Crime Vimization Survey (1992-2005) asked 4,030 crime victims if they did anything to resist the attack. Only 1.1% fought back by threatening or attacking the offender with a gun. What is the racial breakdown of the resisters? 84% were white, 7% were black, 7% were Hispanic, and 2% were Asian. This is consistent with the white emphasis on self-reliance.