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one-eyed fat man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:39 PM
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125. Skewed statistics.
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 12:40 PM by one-eyed fat man
Kellerman counted only burglars, intruders or criminals who died as a successful defensive use. If they were captured unharmed, wounded, ran off without completing the crime, those did not count as a successful defensive use.

On the other hand just about any harm to a family member, even getting a case of M1 thumb counted as an injury to a loved one. He counted homicides and suicides caused by guns owned by others. If a person was killed by an intruder and there was a gun in the household, it fell into the "47 times more likely" pile even if the household gun was in no way involved.

Something about figures don't lie, but liars can figure comes to mind.
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