The CDC, at the request of gun control advocates, removed data on defensive use of firearms for no reason other than the Gun Violence Archive claimed the numbers made it hard to pass gun control laws.
Due to different methodologies, the range of defensive uses was wide, from 60,000 instances in which a gun was actually used. to 2.5 million counting cases where the presence of a firearm was only displayed or implied. Even the low estimate is 4 times the fatal criminal uses.
But on the request of the GVA the estimates of defensive uses were omitted entirely.
The CDC and the government as a whole are the enemies of truth, but claim they are the arbiters of what is misinformation.