Dr. John Lott may be familiar to some of you. He’s an economist and political commentator, most famous for debunking gun control as effective crime control, through the use of statistics. He recently posted some stats on his blog, after the NYT did another hit piece regarding a woman’s concerns about her child visiting a home of gun owners.
The statistics speak for themselves:
What is the risk of a six year old dying from an accidental gun shot?
Lisa Maxbauer recently wrote a piece in the New York Times
worrying about her six-year old visiting homes of gun owners. Here are some numbers from the CDC
for both six year olds and those under age 10.
For other ways of accidental deaths, the numbers are as follows:
Given the statistical analysis, Ms. Maxbauer should be much more worried about her child drowning or being in a motor-vehicle accident.
“Gee (child’s name), do your friend’s parents own a car?