CDC Gun Violence Study's Findings Not What Obama Wanted

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  1. Revmitchell

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    Here are a few more salient 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."
    Does anyone recall this study getting extensive media coverage or the administration plugging its key findings? Of course not. It doesn't support their anti-Second Amendment, anti-gun ideology. It's therefore ignored as if it never happened at all.

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