Not only is that untrue, it's very untrue. And what's more, at least one government agency has known it's untrue for at least 20 years — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Recently discovered statistics from the CDC dating back to the mid-to-late 1990s that were never released to the public indicate that defensive gun uses (DGUs) are much more common than criminal uses of a firearm, The Daily Wire reported.
According to a new report from Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck, the agency conducted the surveys in 1996, 1997, and 1998 but neglected — purposefully, most likely — to make public the fact that Americans use guns in millions of self-defense situations every year on average.
But many people — arguably most Americans — believe otherwise. That's because they're treated to a steady diet of naysaying from the Left-wing, gun-hating establishment media arguing that Kleck's research is inaccurate.