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“Gee (child’s name), do your friend’s parents own a car?”

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?

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

8 thoughts on ““Gee (child’s name), do your friend’s parents own a car?”

  1. But you are trying to use facts. That’s irrelevant in the face of my emotional hyperventilating.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | May 15, 2013, 7:48 am
  2. ProudHillbilly wins the intarweb tubez!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 15, 2013, 8:16 am
  3. Nice post Guff.
    As PH pointed out, “We don’t need no steenkin’ facts. We have our feelings that trump your rights.”

    Posted by KM | May 15, 2013, 11:54 am
  4. +2 on PH… facts are NOTHING in the face of good raw emotion!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | May 15, 2013, 3:11 pm

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