A study came out not too long ago that declared households with guns in them are more likely to be involved in a firearms related accident than those without. A study which, by the way, was ripped to pieces here not too long afterwards. Despite the issues with the study Anti-Gun folks still hold it up as the “smoking gun” that guns are evil without realizing that the exact same logic can be used to make the argument for banning cars (because car owners are more likely to die from car accidents) and toothbrushes (because toothbrush owners are more likely to die from toothbrush related accidents). This study popped up most recently on a blog linked by the Violence Policy Center which had this as their mission statement:
This post is written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to further Media Matters’ mission to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence, and extremism, the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.
Yes, misinformation about guns is terrible. And I hate to break it to you but you’re the problem, not the solution.
Sorry for the mini-rant, but people using bad math to support their beliefs gets on my nerves sometimes.