Cherry picking? Which part? My experiences in Belfast growing up, were just that. I was responding to the notion that banning guns, eliminating the supply, would eliminate the problem of gun violence and suicides by gun. I didn’t get to my experiences working South of the border in countries with as restrictive gun laws and how easy it was to acquire guns for protection. As for the gun violence in Belfast at the time I was there, you have no clue, nor what were the drivers of fear behind the evolution of their anti-gun laws. As for the CDC report, did you bother to read it? In large part, it discredited the conclusions of many of the anti-gun biased studies the Left keeps citing to support their anti-gun campaign. And there were a number of counter observations identified by the report, which particularly addressed the Kellerman study which was the original source of showing an association between the risk of being murdered and owning a gun which was continually, and is still cited, by the Left; it wasn’t multiple case controlled studies and Kellerman’s study was also not case controlled, it was a biased design from the get go and itself was deeply flawed as has been repeatedly discussed in various threads in which you participated... in his study, living alone was shown having a high association of a risk of being murdered. The fact is, Obama had hopped the CDC study would provide support for his anti-gun agenda; it didn’t come close, so it was largely buried. Not a single nation multi discipline study, including the 2013 CDC one nor the extensive 1993 study resulted in conclusions supporting the anti-gun agenda that has continually been sold by the MSM.