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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