dougdru Wrote:
Mar 06, 2013 12:07 PM
Sen. Hudak's 83 to1 statistic seems to be a misstatement of the Kellerman gun study which includes a 43 to 1 ratio which is often used to attack the use of a gun for protection. In the Kellerman study, 86 % of the gun owners who died from gunshots were suicides. Of the 444 non-suicidal gun owners who were killed, only 8 were killed with their own guns. Of the other 436 homicides, all were killed with the attackers guns. In addition, the "1" in the ratio represents the attacker being killed by the gun defense. According to John Lott, fewer than 1 in 1000 gun defenses results in the attacker being killed. In most of the others, the appearance of a gun by the victim breaks off the attack resulting in no injury to the attacker.