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A bit of truth in a usually-left-wing publication

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mzmtg, Sep 18, 2005.

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  1. mzmtg

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    In the October 1st issue of "Bottom Line Personal" in an article called The Big Myths About Money, Elections And More:

    The math in that quote is still a little suspect, but at least the right message is being put out...
     
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    The left has ppl who believe in liberty, just like the right. And they have ppl who believe in police-states, just like the right. The only difference is image and perception.
     
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    Guns in general usually arent portrayed very positively in bottom line, so that blurb was refreshing and surprising.
     
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    It's a quote from "Freakonomics."

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    I’ll have to do some research, but I seem to remember seeing there are 6 million INGROUND pools in the US. I believe the number of above ground pools is much higher. Also, a lot (too many) kids drown in public pools, ponds, in boating accidents, etc, not just in residential pools. Finally, very few homes have more than one pool, but quite a few homes have more then on gun.

    So I think a fair comparison is the number of homes that have in ground pools divided by the number children under 10 who drown each year in a residential in ground pool, vs. number of homes that have guns divided by the number of children under 10 who die each year from an accidental gun shoot.

    I believe that comparisons show in ground pools to be a higher risk factor for young children than firearms, but I don’t think the difference is as high as 1:11,000 vs. 1:1,000,000 (Like I said I have to do some research.)

    I just saying I don’t think exaggerated numbers help our cause in the long run.
     
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