A kind reader sent me this link. He writes: “The CDC has been busted again for their bogus “gun violence” studies. The fact that you have a health organization advocating for gun control kind of says it all. Defensive Gun Usage (DGU) is almost never brought up in any of these “studies” and any commentary about the “gun violence” narrative. Seems like the difference is about 2 orders of magnitude (100 times) between actual gun violence and DGU. Good clip.“
Watch as Dana Loesch reacts to the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting busted for suppressing defensive gun usage statistics. It’s a government agency heavily involved in activism, using its reputation to run cover for anti-gun groups.
The stats sourced from the CDC-commissioned study discussed here found that instances of defensive gun use occur between 60,000 and 2.5 million times per year. References to that study were deleted from the site following private meetings with gun control advocates in 2021, emails obtained and published by The Reload show.
“[T]hat 2.5 Million number needs to be killed, buried, dug up, killed again and buried again,” Mark Bryant, executive director of the Gun Violence Archive, wrote to the CDC in one of the emails. “It is highly misleading, is used out of context and I honestly believe it has zero value — even as an outlier point in honest DGU discussions.”
It’s time the CDC stuck to its knitting. Gun ownership is not a disease no matter how badly they want it to be. Shouldn’t they be directing their energy elsewhere? Haven’t they got a leadership team that needs indicting?