Friday, July 19, 2013

CDC Study: Use of Firearms For Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent’

"Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was 'used' by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies," the CDC study, entitled "Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence," states.


It also stated that proposed "gun turn-in programs are ineffective."

[Obama probably didn't expect these findings when he used an executive order to commission the CDC study. Doh!]