I'd almost agree with that for someone who has zero firearm training, but for people like us, who understand the laws, understand the ramifications of taking a shot, understand that the first step in self defense is avoidance, I'd disagree..
The study pointed out that people who carry go into 'shady' areas just for kicks? .. What the hell? .. no.. we don't .. we avoid those areas, armed or not.. it's common sense..
I for one, do not act any differently armed or not.. but i'd like the opportunity to defend myself if a Luby's cafeteria in Killeen, Tx ever happens to me..
While it may be that the type of people who carry firearms are simply more likely to get shot, it may be that guns give a sense of empowerment that causes carriers to overreact in tense situations, or encourages them to visit neighbourhoods they probably shouldn't, Branas speculates. Supporters of the Second Amendment shouldn't worry that the right to bear arms is under threat, however. "We don't have an answer as to whether guns are protective or perilous," Branas says. "This study is a beginning."