Monday, May 5, 2008

Second Amendment versus misleading statistics

In today's Union Leader, Evan Nappen calls out anti-gun activists and their misuse of statistics in arguing that gun control makes us safer:
The VPC also has to purposely limit its selectively picked data to states rather than cities. This is because the one jurisdiction with the strictest gun control in the entire nation is the District of Columbia. In D.C., all handguns are banned, long arms must be stored disassembled, locked and unloaded, and law-abiding citizens have no right to carry guns. According to the same 2005 CDC data relied upon by the VPC, D.C. has the highest rate of shooting deaths of any place in the United States! The district has well over double the national average.

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