I have heard this statistic but could never find the original source. Do you have a link? I've got links to the FBI crime stats but couldn't find the references to cops hitting civilians (like in NYC near the Empire State Building) or the number of criminals apprehended by citizens. I know of two studies attempting to count lives saved by guns (either 62k on the low side or 2.5m on the high end). I thinks we gun advocates need to stick 100% to the facts (no opinion or feelings) and we all need to KNOW the facts so we can correct the gun-grabbers.