CDC Study: Use of Firearms for Self-Defense is ‘Important Crime Deterrent’

“Self-defense can be an important crime deterrent, ”says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


“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,” the CDC study, entitled “Priorities For Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence,” states.



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