Huh, didn’t know that…

For years people have been trying to discredit Dr. Kleck’s research on defensive gun use for years…


Dr. Kleck apparently stumbled across more real data, from of all people, the CDC!


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 I obtained the unpublished raw data and computed the prevalence of DGU. 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 – almost exactly confirming the estimate for 1992 of Kleck and Gertz (1995). Possible reasons for CDC’s suppression of these findings are discussed.

Link HERE, to the actual paper. It’s only 12 pages, and fairly understandable.

Interestingly, what the CDC reports from the three years they asked defensive gun use questions closely mimics the data Kleck et al collected during the same time period! The gun banners are NOT going to like this…

Not at all!


Huh, didn’t know that… — 11 Comments

  1. The banners do not use facts, since they never seem to align with their beliefs. It’s far better to make stuff up.

  2. You know what the CDC should study… pervasive liberal bias in the government!

    • Their “researchers” will find that there is no pervasive liberal bias in US state or federal government, as all portions of government are more conservative than the government of California, that well known bastion of moderation. 😉

  3. Libs of any and all stripes have always suppressed any data that does not support their agenda(s). About 35-40 years ago when the kalipornians first started with the ‘assault weapons’ are the guns of choice for criminals mantra, they had their DOJ study the issue – turns out that said evil weapons were only used in something like .16% of all ‘gun crimes’ – so of course they tried to quash that info. It got out anyway but it didn’t stop their plans – and look at where they are now.

  4. Link does not lead to the study as indicated, do you have the title that can be searched for?