CDC study on gun control is surprising; 'The study found that most gun-related deaths in America are the result of suicide, not crime.'
“We need to revolutionize the way we look at guns, like what we did with cigarettes,” Dr. Mark Rosenberg, who oversaw CDC gun research, told The Washington Post in 1994. “Now [smoking] is dirty, deadly and banned.”
Does Rosenberg sound like a man who should be trusted to conduct taxpayer-funded studies on guns?
DANIEL McDONNELL, Abington: CDC study on gun control is surprising
In the wake of the Newtown shootings, President Obama ordered the Centers for Disease Control to “research the causes and prevention of gun violence” in America.
The results of that study are in, and, predictably, are not being given the coverage one would expect from the main-stream media and “gun-control” advocates. Why?
The study found that most gun-related deaths in America are the result of suicide, not crime. It also found that guns are used to prevent crime far more often than they are used to commit crime.
And, in a real “shocker” to the gun-control crowd, it found that gun bans and background checks will do little, if anything to prevent gun violence. The Centers for Disease Control acknowledges that criminals just won’t follow the law.
The silence of the main-stream media and the “gun control” crowd on the results of this report is deafening.
This isn't the report, but even when this was released in October of 2003, more Suicides were commited with firearms then crimes. Here is the report 'FIREARM DEATHS AND DEATH RATES, 1999-2010' in PDF conducted also by the CDC. You can either read it or download it to send to who ever you wish. Also you will notice amoung High School students Hispanics and Blacks carried more weapons into the school.
|October 3, 2003 / 52(RR14);11-20|
First Reports Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Violence: Firearms Laws