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Gun Violence Study




"Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals," says the report, which was completed in June and ignored in the mainstream press.

The study, which was farmed out by the CDC to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, also revealed that while there were "about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008," the estimated number of defensive uses of guns ranges "from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year."

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gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Gun Violence Study

The words "about and estimate" are the weak points in that statement.
Veteran Advisor

Re: Gun Violence Study

If there were 200,00 to 3 million more defensive acts with a gun than offensive acts with a gun, that would mean that number drew down and maybe shot upwards of 3 million unarmed with guns people. Not sure that is a good stat either.