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  •  Thank you - a key point about that study (0+ / 0-)

    is that they want to find INDEPENDENT variables so they intentionally restrict their attention to what can realistically be independent.

    For abused women, gun access was defined as a woman’s sole access to a firearm on the basis of her living apart from her partner and reporting having a gun in the home; gun access for partner was based on reports of his personal ownership of a firearm or living in a household with a firearm.
    Not suggesting bias - but this definition of "gun access" for the woman leaves out all those women who live with their abuser. The most dangerous time for a woman is when she is getting ready to leave, or has just left her abuser. She wouldn't be included in this count when she is at the HIGHEST risk of being murdered.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 07:58:29 AM PDT

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