Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence is the name of the Center for Disease Control’s new Gun Control study commissioned by President Obama in January of this year after the Newtown school murders in December of 2012.
That study was just one part of the Obama Executive Order tsunami of 23 different “gun violence reducers” he was going to railroad without going through Congress. Many political experts think that use of Executive Orders to enact something that the Congress would reject is an improper and un-Constitutional use of Executive Powers, since executive orders were usually used in the past to take care of minor issues that the Congress simply wasn’t interested in handling. Compare that to this issue of Gun Control which is one of the hottest and most involving issues among the entire American polity.
Unfortunately for Obama and the Democrats/Progressives in politics and the Media, the study released in June, 2013 provided almost no support for new gun control laws, and a lot of support for the advocates of armed self-defense.
The study notes with astounding understatement that, “Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals,” and that there were “about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008,” compared to more than a dozen studies showing that the estimated number of defensive uses of guns ranges “from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
The CDC/Obama study also admitted that, “Whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved issue.” In fact, numerous studies including the 2004 National Academies of Science report “Firearms and Violence” found ZERO evidence that “gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence”, in direct contradiction of the CDC study. And that NAS research group was, like the CDC committee, composed almost entirely of Democrats, Leftists, and liberals who certainly had an ardent desire to prove that gun owners are evil and guns must be banned. Even criminological and historical facts rarely impress them; but in this instance the evidence was so overwhelming that they didn’t dare to make the liberals’ usual claims that “gun control = crime control”.
The CDC study also cited several studies including another government study, the National Crime Victimization Survey, conceded that “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.” That concession must have really caused them severe angst.
Even some of the seemingly benign and most popular gun control policies proved to be a bad idea,”There is empirical evidence that gun turn-in programs are ineffective.”
Since the study was so detrimental to Pres. Obama’s contrafactual claims, the study had to be covered up as thoroughly as possible, so the Establishment Media and the Democrat Party did everything possible to try to make that study disappear down The Memory Hole. That’s why there has been almost no news coverage of the CDC study and most people don’t even know it exists.
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