A study done covering the late 90s shows exactly what gun experts have been saying for years…That the use of guns in defensive situations far outweighs the use of them in threat situations. In fact, the study shows that 1996, 1997, and 1998 at least 2.4 million Defensive Gun Uses (DGU) occurred.
This is huge. This is official proof that guns do more harm than good. It is the reason that we need the Second Amendment. So why was it buried for almost 20 years?
There will be some that argue that as crime rates go down nationally, there will be less DGUs, but this doesn't make sense. There are more guns than ever before, but a lower gun death rate…This means that fewer people are being killed with guns.
Suppressing this report may have been innocent on the CDC side, but it also may have been political. Under directions from an anti-gun government (s), is it possible that a report that disproves the anti-gun stance would be dismissed?
The key figure here is “3.6,” this is the number of times a gun is used defensively for each time a gun is used offensively. Almost 4 times as many people are saved than are threatened. If guns were more highly controlled, it is only legal gun owners who would not be armed; illegal gun owners would still have theirs.
It is perhaps time to have a grown-up conversation about the agenda that seeks to suppress the reality of how much safer we are when armed.