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has a page up on the issue of seniors and firearms ownership.  He's nice enough to link to my site and to cite me as his source for "Top reasons for gun accidents among seniors".  The only problem is, he's quoting me out of context -- I wasn't talking about seniors, nor purporting to offer "top reasons for gun accidents" in general.  He's quoting this post on gun safety which was written in response to a Detroit News Special on gun liabilty.  I was specifically categorizing the gun accidents reported in that "special report", not gun accidents in general. 

Not that I think the four categories presented aren't generally applicable, but I don't have evidence for any general applicability, nor that they are "top" categories for anything other than the sample provided by the Detroit News.  We've got to be sticklers for getting the facts right, because the other side lies and misleads so casually.  Even a simple, and undoubtedly accidental, slip like this needs to be corrected.

The rest of the page has some pretty thoughtful discussion of the issues, and is worth a read if you are reaching that age yourself, or if you have parents or relatives who are.


This entry was published 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0 by matthew@triggerfinger.org and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0. [Tweet]

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