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X_Digger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-03-09 09:58 PM
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Another UC Davis researcher who attended the press conference hoping to see scientific data linking gun show sales and crime was disappointed.

"None of that was presented," said Jesse Bengson.

Instead, he said he saw anecdotal inferences and personal opinion. He said you can't condemn flea markets for bad things that happen in them and that individuals are responsible for how guns are used.

Wintemute conceded that the data isn't there.

"It'sjust as a matter of logic that private party sales are more likely to result in criminal use of firearms, but it's an inference at this point," he said. \

But Wintemute defended his report saying it was not meant to be a scientific study. Instead, he said he wanted people to see what happens at gun shows to encourage a closer examination of gun policy.

The emergency room doctor is well known for is articles on guns and their effects on violent deaths and injuries. He said the type of weapon used in violent incidents matters."
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