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    Campbell presents an odds ratio of close to 8 for the risk of femicide for an abused woman when an abuser has access over the risk of femicide for an abused woman in the null case.  Brady presents this as an 8-fold increase in the risk of homicide, period.  That is not true.

    Think Progress cites Brady in refute an assertion that Perkins would have been safer had she'd been armed.  Campbell finds no additional risk for abused women who have sole access to a firearm.  In fact, no study finds any evidence that armed women face increased risk.

    •  Simply Not True (0+ / 0-)
      Campbell presents an odds ratio of close to 8 for the risk of femicide for an abused woman when an abuser has access over the risk of femicide for an abused woman in the null case.  Brady presents this as an 8-fold increase in the risk of homicide, period.  
      I see this nowhere on the Brady Campaign web-site.  The only thing about the Campbell article I have seen on the Brady Campaign website is the part I quoted in an earlier comment.

      The ThinkPregress article DOES NOT make ANY references to the Campbell article.  Therefore, the ThinkProgress article DOES NOT misrepresent Campbell's work.

      The only misrepresentations I can see are the ones you are making about the ThinkProgress article and the Brady Campaign web-site.  

      "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

      by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:03:43 PM PST

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      •  And that quote is not true. (1+ / 0-)
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        Think Progress cites Brady to refute the claim that Perkins would have been better able to defend herself had she been armed.  The factoid they use has nothing to do with armed defenders.  

        You're conflating two different misrepresentations.

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