The US population in the 90's was about 280,000,000 [ 280 million ] people. The average number of times US citizens defended themselves with a handgun in the 90's was 2,500,000 [ 2.5 million ] times.
That's works out to roughly one in every 112 people who defended themselves with a handgun yearly throughout the 1990's in the United States. That's just less than 1% of the population that defended themselves with handguns yearly throughout the 90's.
There are roughly 80,000,000 [ 80 million ] gun owners in the U. S. That works out to about 3.3% of gun owners defending themselves yearly throughout the 1990's.
The percentage of how many people defend themselves yearly is likely somewhat higher as the study by Kleck noted many people, when asked if they had used a gun to defend themselves wanted to know who was asking, with a long pause and then answered "No" to the question.
3.3 out of every 100 people [ or more ] in the US who own a firearm make use of that firearm in some manner to defend themselves yearly.
1. How many hours of professional defensive handgun training do you have?
2. Do you feel it's prudent, based on the numbers given above, you seek out and get professional instruction in the defensive use of your firearm?
3. Do you feel it's even necessary to seek professional defensive handgun training based on the low percentage of people who own them having to defend themselves with one yearly?
4. How much training do you feel is enough?