This CDC study is 5 years old, and seems to never be reported…or referenced.
“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.” (that’s Jan, 2013)
Commissioned by…Obama? How’s that for irony?
“Researchers compiled data from previous studies in order to guide future research on gun violence, noting that almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
Talk about inconvenient truth – no wonder the main-stream media backing gun-control advocates never reports on this…it would totally destroy their gun-control narrative.