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Inj Prev 6:263-267 doi:10.1136/ip.6.4.263
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Gun use in the United States: results from two national surveys

Table 2

Self defense gun use by respondents

1996 (n=1905) 1999 (n=2521) Combined
Respondents Incidents Respondents Incidents Respondents Incidents
Total positives 23 222 47 445 70 667
Exclusions:
    Police officer 6 161 15 254 21 415
    Security guard 0 0 1 2 1 2
    Military personnel 2 6 2 97 4 103
    Out of time frame (>5 years) 1 1 0 0 1 1
Total exclusions 9 168 18 353 27 521
Cases 14 54 29 92 43 146

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