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The gun control fanatics in America are only interested in any data that shows how many people are injured or killed by firearms. They use that data, usually erroneously, to push for more gun control laws in their effort to disarm all of us.

Liberals have pushed to use taxpayer dollars to study firearm related injuries and deaths and often, those desires have been denied. However, in the latest spending bill, RINOs sided with Democrats to allocate thousands of dollars for the CDC to use to investigate firearm related injuries and deaths.

The CDC keeps generalized data on a number of health, injury and mortality issues, but what they fail to keep data on is the number of law-abiding people who use firearms for self-defense and to save the lives of others.

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(NRA-ILA) – The year is 1996. The Right to Carry movement is building momentum across the United States after violent crime peaked in the early 1990s. Criminologists Gary Kleck and Marc Gertz just published a study estimating that 2.5 million Americans used a firearm to defend themselves against another person in 1993. Gun-control advocates scoff at the number, though Kleck refutes the criticisms levied at his work.

The surest way to confirm, cast doubt upon or refute any research is replication. The CDC had recently entered the “gun violence research” field, publishing a flawed study clearly designed to advocate for gun control in 1993.

Shortly after Kleck and Gertz published their research, the CDC began collecting data that could have been provided evidence in the debate over how often the public utilize a firearm in self-defense.  You wouldn’t know it, but the CDC actually collected data on defensive gun use for three years (in 1996, 1997, and 1998) in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) surveys. This data collection was not discovered until Kleck came across it looking for data on another topic. He is analyzing that data and comparing it to his own, but…something is amiss…

The anti-gun advocates don’t want the American people to know how many lives are saved by the legal use of firearms and they don’t want the American people to know how many crimes are stopped by guns or how many mass shootings have been stopped by people with guns. If the public knew the real story, many would definitely change their minds on gun control.

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