I wondered about that myself since I work with data.

Dwight Giles Jr.
Wickford RI

On Feb 23, 2018 8:49 PM, "OK Don via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> While I support gun rights, I do have to suggest that those "studies" about
> prevented crimes use numbers that were pulled from their asses.
>
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 7:02 PM, fmiser via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> wrote:
>
> > > Scott wrote:
> >
> > > Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.,
> > > after heart disease and cancer, causing at least 250,000 deaths
> > > every year,... vs Cars: 30,000 (presumably nearly all are
> > > accidents) vs Guns: 30,000 (but 2/3 are suicides and some of the
> > > remaining 10K are lawful, proper acts)
> >
> > Again quoting from that earlier posted "virtual president" article:
> >
> >    ...studies show that firearms prevent anywhere from 800,000 to
> >    over two million violent crimes every year.
> >
> > It goes on to say that guns prevent 100 times more violent crimes
> > than deaths caused by guns.
> >
> > That could be stated as a 1% risk.
> >
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