For John, BLUF: The problem with real studies is that you might learn new things. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Warning, the Way Back Machine
Source is CNS News, by Ms Alissa Tabirian, 17 July 2013.
Here is the lede plus two:
“Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent,”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The $10 million study was commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January.So, a CDC gun study that seems to say they may be of some value in the hands of civilians.
“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.
The report, which notes that “ violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years,” also pointed out that “some firearm violence results in death, but most does not.” In fact, the CDC report said, most incidents involving the discharge of firearms do not result in a fatality.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff