Gun control is using both hands.

Came across an interesting page w.r.t. firearms.

” […] Since I was suspicious of the Handgun Control Inc. statistics that everyone quotes, I decided to do my own research. Here’s what I found. I welcome corrections and reliable sources of more recent statistics.

“Out of 30,708 Americans who died by gunfire in 1998, only 316 were shot in justifiable homicides by private citizens with firearms.” -Handgun Control, Inc.

Let’s break that number down. […]”

Which subsequently falls entirely apart under even the most basic of analysis. From: http://seanbonner.vox.com/library/post/grigsby-why-im-no-longer-antigun.html

Which reminds me of another short post I had seen before regarding firearm permits and gun crime and shows quite literally, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns”:

Of course mention must also be made of the eternal classic, How to Lie with Statistics (which is still for sale).

Statistics are the new propaganda for everything ranging from politics to science. Think about it. Are there any beliefs you hold that may be based in large part upon misrepresented “statistics”? Ever bothered to research their data yourself?


April 28, 2008 - Posted by | Books, Life, web

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