CDC Study Says Mass Shootings are rare and Guns are used Defensively as often as Offensively

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So the anti-gun crowd has been saying for years that the laws keeping the CDC from doing research on gun violence were unconscionable, because the CDC studies would make up the anti gunners claims about gun violence.  So here is the first study after Obama’s executive order freeing the CDC to conduct studies on gun violence. And the report completely confirms everything that the pro-gun lobby has been saying for years.  See below:

“A month after the Sandy Hook tragedy, President Barack Obama signed 23 executive orders to combat violence, including a landmark study examining the causes of gun deaths in America.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded the task to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, two groups that finished the project in a matter of months.

The study found that mass shootings in America are still relatively rare. In the past 30 years, there have been 78 shootings when a gunman killed more than four people. A final copy of the report also noted that the use of guns in self defense happens just as frequently as the criminal use of firearms.

Read the entire report here:

http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=18319&page=R1

The study concludes that no decisive data exist on the effectiveness of programs intended to reduce mass shootings.

Although communities, schools, and campuses have developed myriad safety plans, there is very little information available about their effectiveness,” the study notes.”

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