Obama’s CDC Report on Gun Violence
C Howard Diaz
President Barack Obama, as part of 23 executive orders he signed in January 2013, commissioned a $10 million study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The study was completed and the report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” was delivered.
The report is full of legalese and to be honest, has too many words in it. But in it, it stated, “almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims,” range between, “from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year.”
It also stated, “Studies that directly assessed the effect of actual defensive uses of guns (i.e., incidents in which a gun was ‘used’ by the crime victim in the sense of attacking or threatening an offender) have found consistently lower injury rates among gun-using crime victims compared with victims who used other self-protective strategies,”
How about these? “….violent crimes, including homicides specifically, have declined in the past five years,” and “some firearm violence results in death, but most does not.” Have you heard anything about this study in the MSM?
Will the president and attorney general discuss this gun study when they meet? Will they consider the FACT that guns are used as a defense against criminals up to 3 million times a year? Even If we took the low end of 500,000 times a year, which equates to one thousand three hundred and sixty nine times a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty five days a year that guns are used by honest citizens to defend themselves.
When we can’t trust the government to do the right thing, we are really in trouble and there is only one thing left to do. It’s time for the States and the People to understand the contract that was agreed upon by the States, the contract that created the Federal Government has been broken by the Federal Government.
That contract is called, “The Constitution of the United States.” When the States were still separate colonies they met and created the federal government, there was no representative in any of the meetings who represented the federal government. It did not exist.
Please understand that one point. The federal government did not exist until the States and the People of those States created it with our Constitution and most importantly the Bill of Rights.
Please remember why they had to have the Bill of Rights before they would sign off on it. Please understand the States and the People created the monster we call the federal government today.
Because the People and the States put it together, it’s up to the People and the States to take it apart and reassemble it the way it was intended.
Do your part, it may be our last chance.
Some paragraphs above are taken from the CDC report, “Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” and arranged for ease of understanding.