In response to a BuzzFeed article on Friday, a senior writer for the National Review had a few choice words for the “long, heartbreaking story” aimed at highlighting the statistics of friendly fire.
David French, who is also a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, argued that the story from Buzzfeed contained an important, more encouraging, fact: the small number of friendly fire reports.
According to French, having only 47 friendly fire incidents since 2015 seems to be a small saving grace with so many people handling such dangerous weapons.
“While there are doubtless more incidents than that in a nation this big, still it is important to note how small that number is next to the hundreds of thousands of defensive uses of firearms annually,” French said.
“It’s even a small number compared to the annual amount of justifiable homicides, with the article pegs at around 290 per year,” he added. – READ MORE[give_form id=”79809″] [contentcards url=”https://www.westernjournal.com/buzzfeed-article-unintentionally-reveals-how-rare-friendly-fire-gun-deaths-are/” target=”_blank”]