We often discuss the question of which type of gun incident is more common, the DGU (defensive gun use) or the incidents of gun violence. Here's one recent example.
Suddenly I realized that not once over the last year or so has a commenter reported a personal experience of this kind or one that happened to a close friend or family member. That's odd because such a story would directly rebut many of my remarks about DGUs, basically that they're not all that common.
Even the most reasonable pro-gun commenters say there are hundreds of thousands per year. The more passionate stick with Kleck's reported 2.5 million. The gun control side says there may be as few as 80,000.
But my question is, why from the 10 or 20 most prolific commenters who have visited here over the last year, and from their 10 or 20 closest family members and friends who own guns, has there not been one incident of a DGU reported?