In today’s polarized political world it is not always easy to openly discuss why anyone, never mind a single mom, would want to own a gun. This is truer in certain parts of the country. You know who you are! Let’s look at the need for home defense. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) (An office of the DOJ) reports the following in its most recent publication on Victimization during Household Burglary.
Everyone Single Mom*
Annually Daily Annually
Total Households in U.S. (est) 117 million 6 million
Total Burglaries: 3.7 million 10,173 456k
Someone home during burglar: 1.03 million 2,808 133k
Victim of violence during burglary 267k 730 Not specified