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Research shows that defensive gun use saves lives!

 

From today’s Patriot Post -

Excerpt:

In January, Barack Obama was leading the charge for federal gun control measures, standing on the caskets of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in December. He asked the Centers for Disease Control to “research the causes and prevention of gun violence.” His objective, of course, was to reinforce the leftist narrative that guns were to blame for acts of evil. Instead of blaming the perpetrator, the Left focuses on the implement.

The CDC passed the job to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, which completed the study in June. But because it didn’t follow BO’s preferred BS storyline, it’s only now seeing the light of day.

One inconvenient truth for the Left is that guns save lives. According to the report, “Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals.”

Indeed, while there were “about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008,” … defensive gun use incidents ranged “from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”

The study elaborated on the benefits of defensive gun use: “Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies.”

On the other hand, gun buy-backs, a favorite of leftists to reduce “gun violence,” were found to be “ineffective.” Obviously, in a culture as debased as ours has become, guns will be used for evil purposes. But that makes it all the more important for the good guys to have them.

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  1. The reason that I support him is because, in this particular instance, he lawfully defended himself against a younger, stronger attacker, by making use of his 2nd Amendment rights. His actions before and after this event, have nothing to do with it.

    As I stated previously: ” Trayvon Martin DID NOT have the right to attack, pin, and beat up ANYBODY. George Zimmerman DID have the right to defend himself from what he obviously feared was a threat to his life, by any means necessary.” Otherwise, Mr. Zimmerman may have ended up like this:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/09/06/nypd-man-brain-dead-following-random-rampage-in-union-square/

  2. BTW, Brian, I notice that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your ranting.

    Zimmerman WAS NOT ARRESTED!

  3. Two Colorado anti-gun democrats shown the door!! (including the Senate president)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/11/us/colorado-lawmaker-concedes-defeat-in-recall-over-gun-law.html?hp&_r=0

  4. JRM_CommonSense

    So, GZ’s “actions before and after this event, have nothing to do with it.”

    Yet you want to continually stress TM’s previous events as relative to what took place on the night he was killed.

    Seems like a real double standard being applied.

  5. Well, JRM, I sometimes like to use the Leftists’ tactics, just to further confuse them.
    BTW, Zimmerman voted for Obama, so perhaps I shouldn’t defend him.

  6. JRM_CommonSense

    There’s that bi-polar problem again. We need to change your name(s) to Bob and Weave.

  7. Brian opsahl

    Nuss..he wasn’t arrested but again cops were called because he was beating up a GIRL..snd he’s your man…right

  8. I see that the Leftist gun-grabbers, like Sen. Feinstein, didn’t even wait for the bodies at the Navy Yard to cool before beginning their diatribe against our 2nd Amendment rights. This horrific crime took place in a city with some of the strictest gun laws in the country, inside of what is supposed to be a secure building, located within a supposedly secure military base, where guns are not allowed (except for security guards). This mass-murderer broke several laws BEFORE he even started shooting.

    How does further restricting the rights of millions of law-abiding gun owners make us any more safe from these deranged individuals, who ignore the law completely?

  9. On a related note:

    Obama waives ban on arming terrorists

    (WASHINGTONEXAMINER) — President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

    Read more at: https://www.theinnoplex.com/news/newssub/obama-waives-ban-on-arming-terrorists

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