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Published On: Fri, Jun 28th, 2013

Gun Control report reveals gun violence stats driven by suicides, mass shootings are least common type

The Obama administration requested a gun report and analysis detailing gun violence has yielded data revealing how legal firearms are actually saving lives and reducing crime.

photo Dennis Skley via Flickr

photo Dennis Skley via Flickr

The Infowars article reported how “the recent study orchestrated by the CDC and carried out by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, it was found that individuals involved in violent crimes who defended themselves using techniques other than carrying a gun were more likely to be injured when compared to those who were carrying a concealed firearm.”

Most gun deaths are as a result of suicides, not homicides and the “ report highlights the poor state of America’s suffering mental health. The report states that suicide by guns outweighs the amount of deaths caused by violent crimes by 61%.”

“Defensive use of guns by crime victims is a common occurrence […]. Almost all national survey estimates indicate that defensive gun uses by victims are at least as common as offensive uses by criminals, with estimates of annual uses ranging from about 500,000 to more than 3 million per year, in the context of about 300,000 violent crimes involving firearms in 2008.”

The study also mentions mass shootings, and how these scenarios are the least common shootings of all

The study cites that since 1983, there have been approximately 547 victims and 476 injuries of mass shootings. To put that into perspective, thousands are killed each year from bats and human hands as Anthony Gucciardi has detailed in the mega article ‘A Brief And Bloody History of Gun Control‘.

Check out the full coverage at Infowars here

Old data confirmed:

firearm crime per capita graph gun control

 

 

 

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