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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.

DANIEL McDONNELL
Abington

Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence ( 2013 ) / Front Matter

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
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First Reports Evaluating the Effectiveness of Strategies for Preventing Violence: Firearms Laws






October 11, 1991 / 40(40);681-684
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Health Objectives for the Nation Weapon-Carrying Among High School Students -- United States, 1990

From 1980 through 1989, more than 11,000 persons died in the United States as a result of homicides committed by high school-aged youth using firearms, cutting instruments, or blunt objects (Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports, Supplementary Homicide Report Files, unpublished data, 1980-1989). Firearm-related homicides accounted for more than 65% of these fatalities. Immediate access to a potentially lethal weapon, especially a firearm, may increase the likelihood that a lethal event would result from a violent altercation (1,2). This article presents the prevalence and incidence of self-reported weapon-carrying among high school students in grades 9-12 in the United States during 1990.

The 1990 national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a component of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which periodically measures the prevalence of priority health-risk behaviors among youth through comparable national, state, and local surveys (3). A three-stage sample design was used to obtain a representative sample of 11,631 students in grades 9-12 in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Students were asked as part of the YRBS: "During the past 30 days, how many times have you carried a weapon, such as a gun, knife, or club, for self-protection or because you thought you might need it in a fight?" and "What kind of weapon did you usually carry?" In this report, incidence rates* describe the number of times, per 100 students, that weapons were carried during the 30-day period. Students were not asked if they carried weapons onto school grounds.

Nearly 20% of all students in grades 9-12 reported they had carried a weapon at least once during the 30 days preceding the survey (Table 1). Male students (31.5%) were significantly more likely than female students (8.1%) to report having carried a weapon. Hispanic (41.1%) and black (39.4%) male students were significantly more likely to report having carried a weapon than were white (28.6%) male students. Of the students who reported having carried weapons during the 30 days preceding the survey, 25.0% said they did so only once; 32.2%, two or three times; 7.4%, four or five times; and 35.5%, six or more times.



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