The monkey wrench is your friend.
Remember how much gun grabbers love to cackle that, “if you try to defend yourself with a gun, the bad guy will take it away and use it on you?” I’m betting that’s what US prez Barry Obambi was hoping for here. Those of us who know our arse from a hole in the ground, knew damn well that he wasn’t going to get it. Not if the CDC was honest in its research, he wasn’t; and it seems they were.
And how could we know that, you ask? Read on, pilgrim:
CDC: Armed victims less likely to be harmed by attackers
A $10 million government report on gun violence ordered by President Barack Obama has concluded that people who are armed are less likely to be harmed by their attackers. President Barack Obama issued an executive order in January calling for the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo..; Oak Creek, Wisc. and Tucson, Ariz., have sharpened the American public’s interest in protecting our children and communities from the harmful effects of firearm violence,” according to the report.
The document – “Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence” – reports “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.”
An article published in the NRA News said “If the president was looking to the CDC report for support on how to reduce the threat of firearm-related violence through legislation restricting the rights of American citizens, he was sorely disappointed.”
The report also noted that most firearm violence does not result in death. In 2010, for example, some 105,000 Americans where injured or killed by guns, but more than two times as many suffered nonfatal wounds as those who were killed. Most deaths from guns were the result of suicide, not homicide. “Between the years 2000 and 2010, firearm-related suicides significantly outnumbered homicides for all age groups, annually accounting for 61 percent of the more than 335,600 people who died from firearm-related violence in the United States,” the report said.
The report also noted that most felons get their guns from what researchers described as “informal sources,” and that stolen guns account for a small percentage of those used by convicted criminals. “Whether gun restrictions reduce firearm-related violence is an unresolved issue,” the report said. Researchers said that it was still unclear whether passage of right-to-carry laws decrease or increase violent crime and that “gun turn-in programs are ineffective.”
Defending yourself with a gun works. We know that because, despite gun grabbers’ love of their “bad man takes the gun” meme, nobody has ever been shot by some scumbag who took their gun away. That’s right: never.
And just how can we possibly know that? It’s simple, really. If anybody – just one person – had ever been disarmed and shot, anywhere in the world, gun grabbers would never let us hear the end of it.
One last note: This story was originally published at http://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/guns-self-defense-cdc-nra/2013/07/20/id/516128 on July 20, but seems to have fallen down the internet rabbit hole sometime within the following 48 hours. Gee whiz; I wonder why.
While you ponder that, here’s some reading material: