During National Rifle Association annual conventions, when about 80,000 gun owners spend a few days focused on seminars, events and meetings, America seems to be safer, new research suggests. More specifically, the rate of firearm-related injuries when NRA members gather en masse falls by 20% nationwide, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. When a state hosted a convention, and presumably a higher percentage of local gun enthusiasts attended, gun-related injuries in that state fell 50%, said Dr. Anupam Jena, the study's senior author and an associate professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School.
Guns keep us safe? False.
Yes, when NRA members were at a convention hall instead of rooming freely around the state, gun injuries dropped. Therefore NRA members double gun injuries when they are in their communities rather than packed into a convention.
Of all the mass shootings in the past 20 years, I would like to see how many were NRA members vs how many were registered dems - then we would know where the problem lies.
Get past the headline?
#1 | POSTED BY SNIPER
You obviously didn't even read the headline let alone get past it.
#4 Gun injuries happen when people touch guns. If you have a bunch of gun owners busy touching themselves instead of their guns it makes sense that gun injuries will go down. Unless you are under the false impression that people touching guns prevents gun injuries.
#4 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER
It's absolutely causal. If fisherman go to a fishing convention on land, there will be less fish caught that day. If they're busy convening, they aren't shooting. Since they own like 90% of the guns in this country, that means there are a significantly lower number of guns being used and the number of injuries decline as a result.
@#7 ... If fisherman go to a fishing convention on land, there will be less fish caught that day. If they're busy convening, they aren't shooting. ...
It depends upon the type of shooting you are talking about.
OK, going back to the cited article, I see it is firearm injuries. That is different than what I thought (e.g., murders and such, which "injuries" include, but are not all that "injuries" includes).
Yeah, I can see how firearm injuries decrease when NRA members are otherwise occupied.
I once saw a chart that showed firearm injuries per capita per state. (can't find it now...) Montana had the highest gun injury rate per capita, it also had the highest firearm ownership rate per capita. Indeed, the two chart lines ran almost in parallel --- the higher the per-capita gun ownership rate, the higher the gun injury rate.
That's why the Right likes to cite gun injury stats from cities. Even though the per capita ownership rate is lower nxd the gun injury rate per capita is lower, the number of guns per geographic area is higher.
So yeah, I can see how gun injury rate can go down when the gun owners are otherwise occupied.
Thanks for the prod.
Broken families don't correlate with mass shooters, there is only a one way association.
Just like there is a one way association between broken families and two term Democrat presidents.
NRA conventions do correlate with reduced gun injuries.
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