The Armed Citizen...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0.