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CDC Gun Violence Study’s Findings Are Not What Obama Asked For

Posted by: : Paul EbelingPosted on: August 22, 2013 CDC Gun Violence Study's Findings Are Not What Obama Asked For

On the Second Amendment, Business as usual at the Obama White House

The White House asked the Centers for  Disease Control (CDC) “to research the causes and prevention of gun violence.” I appears sure that what the CDC found was not what the White House wanted.

The Democrats, and their media allies, obsess over a few shootings while  ignoring most others.

Kill innocents in a school or theater in large numbers, and the media  fixates on the tragedy while Democrats wail about America’s “gun culture.”

Shoot a minority who is wearing a hoodie and the left twists the story into  something it is not, while the media turn the shooter into a “white” man, though  he, too, is a minority, and an Obama supporter with a mixed ethnic  background.

It was under these raw and highly charged circumstances that US President Obama  asked the CDC last January to perform the study, looking to  manufacture a crisis that he could take advantage of.

What that study revealed, though, does not fit in with the media-Obama/Democrat  message.

“Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by  victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals,” says the report,  which was completed in June and ignored in the mainstream press.

The study, which was farmed out by the CDC to the Institute of Medicine and  National Research Council, also revealed that while there were “about 300,000  violent crimes involving firearms in 2008,” the estimated number of defensive  uses of guns ranges “from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”

Here are a few more relevant points from the study:

“Whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved  issue.”

“Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns  have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims  compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

One “body of research” (Kleck and Gertz, 1995) cited by the study found  “estimated annual gun use for self-defense” to be “up to 2.5 million incidents,  suggesting that self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”

“There is empirical evidence that gun turn-in programs are  ineffective.”

The Big Q: Have any readers seen this study getting extensive media coverage or the  administration plugging its Key findings?

The Big A: of course not, as it does not support  their anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun ideology. The Report is therefore ignored as if it  never happened.

Business as usual at the Obama White House


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Paul Ebeling

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Paul Ebeling is best known for his work as writer and publisher of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly-regarded, weekly financial market letter, where he enjoys an international audience among opinion makers, business leaders, and respected organizations. Something of a pioneer in online stock market and commodities discussion and analysis, Ebeling has been online since 1994. He has studied and worked in the global financial and stock markets since 1984.

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