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Old 04-22-2018, 07:12 AM   #1
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CDC Hides Study: 2.46 Million Self Defense Gun Uses Per Year

What Do CDCís Surveys Say About the Frequency of Defensive Gun Uses?

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers....act_id=3124326

Abstract
In 1996, 1997, and 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted large-scale national surveys asking about defensive gun use (DGU). They never released the findings, or even acknowledged they had studied the topic. I obtained the unpublished raw data and computed the prevalence of DGU. CDCís findings indicated that an average of 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense in each of the years from 1996 through 1998 Ė almost exactly confirming the estimate for 1992 of Kleck and Gertz (1995). Possible reasons for CDCís suppression of these findings are discussed.

Keywords: Defensive Gun Use, Surveys, CDC

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Old 04-22-2018, 07:27 AM   #2
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"CDC’s findings indicated that an average of 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense in each of the years from 1996 through 1998"

sounds like they are not very good shots or we would have 2.46 less criminals each year..
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