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  •  From the Arizona Daily Star (18+ / 0-)
    The Armed Citizens Project was created recently by a master's student at the University of Houston as a way to measure whether more guns result in less crime. The plan is to have diverse cities across the nation implement the program in specific neighborhoods and then track those neighborhoods to see if crime is reduced.
    So.... sad to say, every experiment needs negative controls, and with something as lethal as a gun, no one can ethically do blind controls.

    Any experiment involving human subjects has to meet high standards for informed consent. How subjects are recruited / selected also has to meet standards.

    We should be pushing back against the University of Houston and find out which department approved this project.

    "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 Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 01:59:13 PM PDT

    •  And we all believe that a college student has the (3+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, FogCityJohn, HCKAD

      funds and time to do this all on his own, right?

      It's just one private citizen and his friends who came up with this brilliant idea, right?

      This is going to end up like the Tea Party: major corporate or NRA backers.  Big money somewhere.  Gun manufacturers finding themselves some more sales.

      Maybe shotgun giveaways will become like inkjet printers:  the print is cheap but the ink (ammo) is where they start making big profits.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:45:34 PM PDT

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      •  From what I can see on the web site (1+ / 0-)
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        YucatanMan

        he is "alone" in this so far. No board of directors listed.

        Someone should verify whether he is a legit 501c3.

        He writes of WE on the home page, but many other places he writes "I did X..."

        I too wonder if someone is funding him, promising that they will pay for any legal costs that might arise.

        "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 Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 02:50:08 PM PDT

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