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DeadEyeDyck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-25-10 03:59 PM
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39. what would you expect him to say?
He is a cop so, of course he is going to credit the police!!

In the early 90'S, the CDC did a study on domestic violence. They employed a grad student by the name of Keck to conduct a study to prove the correlation between gun ownership and violent crime. When Keck began the study, he was anti-gun. He was using the data for his doctoral thesis. At point in the study, Keck switched position, based on the data he uncovered. He discovered that there was a direct correlation to violent crime and gun ownership but that it was inverse. Cummunities that had little restrictions on gun-ownership had less crime. It became interesting when Keck turned in his data to the CDC. Since the results of his study did not return the answers they were looking for, the CDC decided to halt the program and quashed the data. Since Keck's thesis depended on the data and he had already had his proposal approved, he sued the CDC under the FOIA and also for suppressing public funded information. He won and is now an advocate for gun ownership.

The CDC officially published their watered down findings to say that they can not definitively proved that gun owership increases or decreases crime but inside the article they admit that their are "unusual" indications...

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5214a2.htm
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