That’s an incredible number. Even more incredible is that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which sampled 12,870 defensive cases back in the 1990s, chose to hide it and their extrapolated estimate of 2.5 million such uses every year.
“Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s. His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year.
“Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck’s results. But Kleck didn’t know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found…CDC’s results, then, imply that guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals.”
Government, the word for things we do together. Except when we don’t because the bureaucrats prefer to hide the truth for political reasons.
UPDATE: Known-wolf killers such as the Waffle House shooter get the publicity while the defensive uses remain hidden from view. Thanks for nothing, CDC!
Certainly it’s not worth the $14.99 Amazon is asking for the Kindle version. But Fox’s Chris Wallace, a relatively objective journalism voice, says there’s nothing new in it except the slurs on Trump and his wife.
“One could argue that by getting into the kind of political food fight that James Comey has done more damage to his own reputation than he has to President Trump’s.”
Easily. Now let’s prosecute him, why don’t we, for stealing federal documents and handing them over to the NYTimes. We could all use a little equal justice.
Via The Daily Caller
“Too bad we could not pro[se]cute the DoJ, the FBI and much of the legal system in this country for commit[t]ing a fraud called ‘equal justice under the law.’ If there is anything that this [the Cohen raid] should of made readily apparent is that there is a multiple tied legal system that is growing more corrupt by the day.”
—commented Dennis Turner at Power Line Blog
Because he’s about to be grilled by senators his company gave campaign cash to. As Instapundit puts it, “It’s like the whole thing is just a show for the rubes.” Ain’t it the truth.
UPDATE: He wasn’t so happy when pro-life Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican, got through with him. He’d not only not given her money but he’d censored her Facebook page. Way to go Cuck!