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I read something similar, but more self-evident. A gun owner is much more likely to be shot with his own gun than is a non-gun-owner. That's sort of like the caveat against smoking (if you smoke cigarettes, you will die of a smoking-related illness unless something else kills you first). In New Orleans, you are allowed to shoot someone who has broken into your house (sort of a "license to kill"). People usually don't as it results in the burglar or his family suing you for everything you're worth. But the law does discourage burglaries in those houses with warnings posted (protected by Smith and Wesson, etc.). If a house seems to be high risk, the perp goes elsewhere (provided he can read, the but sticker does have a big gun on it). Frank Dernie wrote: > I read a study a while ago which showed that armed homeowners were > several times more likely to be shot during a burglary than unarmed > ones. It is obvious really, when you think about it. > A large dog is almost a guarantee that you will not be burgled, however.