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     Rigorous science states a hypothesis, then collects the data, analyses it and checks for confirmation.  
    Some rigorous science does not first state a hypothesis but merely asks a question. Does this subatomic particle exist? If it does exist, how does it behave? I'm not asking something as weighty. I am not making as weighty a question, obviously. How many CCLs are issued in each county per capita? Is there a disparity among counties in the numbers issued? Are there special factors in the county — like the murder rate — that may coincide with a larger or smaller number of CCLs per capita?

    Let the patterns of the data, assuming there are any that clearly demonstrate some apparent causation of good or bad result.

    I do not prejudge the data and your accusation that I am up to no good and intent on additional restrictions based on whatever the data say is false. I do believe more restrictions are needed on guns but not necessarily on CCLs (although some states' safety/proficiency requirements for acquiring them are ridiculously inadequate).

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:06:13 PM PST

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    •  You are correct, I was out of line. (0+ / 0-)

      I offer my apology.

      I can only say that I let my defensiveness get in the way of honest communication.  It's been a rather rough week on DKos and I guess I've let it get to me.

      Probably time for me to take a break for a day or two.  

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