To: Tailgunner Joe
When talking to patients' families, she cites the group's statistics showing that firearms in homes are more likely to harm family members or friends than to be used in self-defense.
Where do these stats come from? I have never heard of a gun owner that I know of having any problems with their guns harming anyone.
posted on 02/09/2013 8:22:09 PM PST
she cites the group's statistics showing that firearms in homes are more likely to harm family members or friends
I believe that comes from an infamous Handgun Control Inc. talking points handout that specifically said "Four times as likely...."
Sounds like the questionaire has watered down the bullsh!t a touch........
“Where do these stats come from?”
If you get a chance to read John Lotts book, “more guns less crime” there is a very careful explanation of where they gin up the numbers from. The short version is that they lump every instance of “shooting” together, including suicides to manipulate the statistics.
The gun grabbers are very creative in ginning up numbers, much the same as DemonRATs are in creating “facts”.
posted on 02/09/2013 10:38:23 PM PST
(Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
"Where do these stats come from? I have never heard of a gun owner that I know of having any problems with their guns harming anyone."
Biased researchers who know what answer they want the data to fit, then only accept data that does. In this particular case, the "researcher" (a physician) included as data, shootings done by gang-bangers that were "associates" of those owning guns. Actual family situations of relative-shooting-relative are virtually non-existent.
The flaws in his research have long been found and pointed out, but he keeps bringing it up, despite that.
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