Obama Says Privately Owned Guns an Important Crime Deterrent

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  1. Spare_change

    Spare_change Gold Member

    Jun 27, 2011
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    “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.
    “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.

    Researchers also found that the majority of firearm deaths are from 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."

    “Most felons report obtaining the majority of their firearms from informal sources,” adds the report, while “stolen guns account for only a small percentage of guns used by convicted criminals.”
  2. Asclepias

    Asclepias Work Hard Play Hard

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    Breathing rarified air.
    Do you have quotes for Obama saying that? I dont disagree but I dont think he said that.

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