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CDC Report Fatally Shoots Obama’s Theory of Gun Violence

Written by Gary North on July 8, 2013

Obama earlier this year issued an executive order commanding the Centers for Disease Control to do a study of gun violence in America — as if gun violence is caused by a disease.

The CDC did what it was told. It has issued a report. It shoots down Obama.

It turns out that 60% of suicides are the result of guns. “Between the years 2000-2010 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 firearms related violence in the United States.”

This creates a major problem for Obama. It’s difficult for the government to prosecute users of unregistered handguns who kill themselves.

What about victims of crime who defend themselves by using a gun? They do better than other victims. There are “consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

Do people use guns to defend themselves? Yes. “Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence.”

“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, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

So, there’s as much as a 10 to 1 ratio of defensive firearm use vs. offensive use, though admittedly the 3 million figure is probably a bit high.

Crime in general has been going down. “Overall crime rates have declined in the past decade, and violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past 5 years.”

How about accidental deaths? “Unintentional firearm-related deaths have steadily declined during the past century. The number of unintentional deaths due to firearm-related incidents accounted for less than 1 percent of all unintentional fatalities in 2010.”

The gun-control crowd has greeted this report with silence. No newspaper headlines. No Evening News reports. The media have installed a silencer.

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28 thoughts on “CDC Report Fatally Shoots Obama’s Theory of Gun Violence

  1. I think we all knew that, but it's great to see the stats on it. Thanks for the article.

  2. An armed citizen is a polite citizen and myself I am a very very polite citizen , so Obama start here : take the guns away from Criminals, Murderers , Rapists , Drug Dealers , MS 13 , your friend Eric guns to Mexico , the young generation of Chicago gangs and stay the Hell away from the Polite Citizens.

  3. Texas Chris says:

    Obama has no right to take guns away from anyone, criminal or no. If a person is a threat to others, jail him. If not, leave him alone.

    But simply ceasing the prohibition of personal firearm ownership will solve the violent crime issue in the US. Private citizens will defend themselves. Criminals will die, and those who don't will learn that work is safer than crime.

  4. Texas Chris says:

    If CDC says it's this good, then it's probably 10x better in reality.

  5. Holy Shirt says:

    C.D.C. contractors generally are better-educated, more intelligent, law-abiding and polite than the average citizen. They are far more difficult for politicians to bulldoze than the ignorant masses. Obama's testicles are too large for him to ever learn humility

  6. Jesse Tomblin says:

    This report may kill Obammy's gun control plans but the TRUTH about Guns and the CDC is as follows. Guns are not an illness. STUPIDITY however is and that is apparent in the CDC looking into the cause of gun violence. What is the Cause of gun violence is as follows 1) GOD was thrown out of everything. 2) LIBERAL IGNORANCE 3) Not enforcing the laws of this Land as they should. Death penalty not being carried out and criminals getting more rights than the law abiding. Stop this IGNORANCE and gun violence will drop. CDC is not where this report should have come from but it should have come from the people who face that violence every day thanks to the IGNORANCE of LIBERALISM. Remove the Disease of LIBERAL IGNORANCE and that would save millions of dollars and lives. Stupidity the illness that takes out innocent bystanders when it kills the one who has it would also be wiped out.

  7. redpens says:

    The bureaucrats at the CDC will now be targeted for an audit by the IRS

  8. A slight wording error there, Gary. It's not that 61% of suicides are by firearms as you state, but that 61% of deaths by firearms are suicides (not the same thing).

  9. Nikita63 says:

    Most responsible gun owners aware aware of this finding before Obama, thinking he would get a different result, cut his own throat figuratively by ordering the study which will now be used to show how little he and the gun grabbers and haters of the 2nd Amendment actually know. The Amendment itself is our greatest PROTECTION against our own government's proclivity for total control of every aspect of life and the elimination of all freedom of CHOICE as foreseen by the Founding Fathers. Many of us served this country under arms in foreign climes and at great risk to ourselves and families . Many never returned from those episodes of HONORABLE SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND, THOSE WHO DID, ARE WORTH FAR MORE THAN MOST IN GOVERNMENT WHO SERVE LITTLE BUT THEMSELVES! To those of you in the political establishment to whom this applies: if the shoe fits, have the good grace to WEAR it, for once.

  10. Or a visit by a drone.

  11. End Obama and the misuse of Alphabet agencies – close the IRS, EPA, CDC and the rest . .

  12. Boomer8 says:

    and don't forget that the best way to lower the crime rate is to shoot criminals, thereby reducing their numbers.

  13. Feige Rochel says:

    Good to hear good, positive news for a change!

  14. Boomer8 says:

    One thing I've always noticed about these stats on "gun violence" is that government people use these arguments to repress the 2nd Amendment only: they NEVER ever address reducing any other forms of violence!!! And when it's obvious that gun ownership is necessary to prevent violence they downplay it as insignificant!
    Gun violence is not a problem; however, GOVERNMENT AGENDA'S ARE!!!

  15. shorewater says:

    Violence against the unborn is the greatest tragedy but the administration clearly is not interested in allowing the unborn to live. I sometime wonder whether the intent is also to reduce the anglo-saxon race compared with hispanics, afro-Americans, etc,.

  16. Arrest Obama Someone Please bring crimanal charges against him and pur him on Trial!!

  17. Dave Doan says:

    This report is probably pretty accurate but since when have facts gotten in the way of a liberal agenda.

  18. I doubt that the Obama Administration will let facts get in the way of a good narrative.

    They'll ask for a second study, one that validates their assumptions. Alternately they will cherry pick the results, quoting out of context.

  19. Like their control fanatic cousins across the pond, our resident Progressives will focus upon knives in the future.

    Much like their Puritan forebears today's Progressives probably lay awake at night, wondering if someone, somewhere, is thinking for themselves.

  20. The Chinese called it "Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey". Others call it "Deterrence", the same process that kept the USSR and USA from going to war from 1949 until 1991. We were both terrified of destroying the other so we did not directly go to war.

    In a like vein a violent criminal may fear attacking random people in a region where they know that one in a thousand are armed and ready to shoot them. 999 times out of a thousand they succeed. One out of a thousand they die. These odds are comparable to many State Lotteries, where 999 times out of a thousand you don't win and one out of a thousand you get half of the proceeds.

  21. Shel Rama says:

    Compare unjustified death by firearm to the number of people killed by drunken or otherwise impaired drivers. The number unjustifiably killed by guns is not even close to the number killed by drunks and dopers

  22. SUV's can't assist citizens in stopping unlawful seizure of their property by a tyrannical government, so Obama isn't worried about banning them.

  23. Anyway, what is the difference between them killing themselves, and Obamaloids killing them to take their guns aweay?

  24. It is typical of the left… if it does not support their agenda, they will burry or not even cover a story.

  25. According to my local newspaper this is the statics that they printed; 674 deaths by a blunt object, 869 deaths by feet and fists,
    10,839 deaths by drunken drivers, 32,885 deaths by auto accidents, 6009 deaths by hand guns, 453 deaths by rifles and 78 deaths by mass shootings.. You do the math.

  26. Probably both!!

  27. George Kozykowski says:

    Now here is some stats to use against Bloomburg and his radical MAIG group. We really dont expect the media to air true “statistics”, now do we?

  28. This was common sense. But it nice to have the figures, even though it probably cost millions to show what anyone with a brain knew for free.