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  •  Kellerman's been debunked. (5+ / 0-)

    For example: his study compares self protection DEATHS to other firearm related deaths. Most defensive gun uses don't include ANY shots fired, much less death.

    Separate note on suicide: I'm all for your right to end your own life. I think that if we want to fix suicide, we need single payer with universal access to mental health care.

    The Harvard one is not something that I'm familiar with but I would enjoy reading the study.

    One final note: quoting the Brady Campaign for the anti position is like quoting the NRA on the pro position.

    Republicans cause more damage than guns ever will. Share Our Wealth

    by KVoimakas on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:50:55 AM PST

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    •  Thanks, KV. (0+ / 0-)

      I see that Kellerman's 1999 study has been widely criticized. although I don't see that the "debunking" includes evidence reversing his findings, just greatly reducing his percentages. Not that that's not important. and maybe I don't understand the criticism entirely.

      I didn't quote the Brady campaign, but surely a study in a reputable scientific journal isn't debunked just because the Brady campaign lists it? I actually went to the NRA site earlier, but I couldn't actually find any info debunking "families with guns in the home are not safer but statistically at greater risk of gun violence" studies. It's a very busy site, though, so that info might be there someplace.

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