View Single Post
Old 01-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #17
casino is no lie
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: CDT
Posts: 76
My Ride: M54B30

Originally Posted by 2000_328CI View Post
Hey there is a group we don't like... post random stories to try and discredit them.

Kellermann found people turned those guns on themselves and others in the house far more often than on intruders. "In other words, a gun kept in the home was 43 times more likely to be involved in the death of a member of the household than to be used in self-defense," he says.

Kellermann says the National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment advocates leaned on his then-employer, Emory University, to stop the research. That didn't work.

So, he says, "they turned to a softer target, which was the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention], the organization that was funding much of this work. And although gun injury prevention research was never more than a tiny percentage of the CDC's research budget, it was enough to bring them under the fire of the NRA."
casino is no lie is offline   Reply With Quote