You probably didn’t hear about the results of a CDC study on gun violence ordered by the Obama administration to bolster its position on gun control. That’s because it didn’t bolster Obama’s position. So it was quietly filed away. Investor’s Business Daily dug it up, but you probably won’t hear about it on the evening news or the front page of the New York Times.
What that study revealed, though, does not fit in with the media-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 salient points from the study: …
Read the whole thing. Your tax dollars funded this study, you may as well know the findings, even if the administration would rather keep it quiet.