We’ve been saying it since the beginning of time. (Well, since our 2A rights were under attack.) Armed citizens mean less crime. Take a look at these stats. Tell a liberal to argue with you now. They’ll try but it won’t make much sense, per usual.
C.E. Dyer reports that the Centers for Disease Control put out a very revealing report that affirmed one of the reasons why millions know the Second Amendment is so critical — self defense.
Gun rights advocates have long defended their right to bear arms out of a need for self-defense. And now they have a new report from the Centers for Disease Control that says they make a darn good point.
The $10 million study commissioned by President Barack Obama as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January says “self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.”
The White House commissioned the CDC to conduct research on the causes and prevention of gun violence. The White House believes research on gun violence is critical public health research that is important for Americans to understand, and not advocacy.
“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 read.
The study, “Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” explained that “violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years,” and added, “some firearm violence results in death, but most does not.”