[Ed. – Note: this study was by the CDC, which Democrats claim is not “allowed” by the Republican Congress to study guns as a public health issue. Yet the CDC was able to perform a study ordered by Obama.]
“Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,” concluded a study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) mandated via executive order by President Barack Obama. The findings also question the effectiveness of gun-control measures.
The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January of 2013.
The study’s findings include:
- Gun-use is the safest of studied “self-protective strategies,”
- Suicide accounts for most firearm deaths,
- Felons who use guns very seldom obtain their guns by stealing them, and
- There is no evidence that gun restrictions reduce gun violence.