Friday, 2 March 2018

The three days you are least likely to get shot in the US

quote [ (Reuters Health) - Gunshot-related deaths and injuries temporarily show a dramatic decline when the National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention, according to a new analysis online February 28 in The New England Journal of Medicine. ]

From a 'not getting shot' perspective, the safest three days of the year are when the NRA holds their national convention. Also, interesting that there is no change in gun related crimes, further debunking the 'Good guy with a gun' nonsense.

Orignally I saw this as a Bloomberg article, but since they're not 'Real News' I tracked down the Reuters version instead.

Other links, same basic story:

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1712773

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-28/for-these-three-days-nra-reduces-gun-injuries-research-shows

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/surprising-safety-benefit
[SFW] [science & technology] [+9 Funsightful]
[by ubie@2:02pmGMT]

Comments

HoZay said @ 6:43pm GMT on 2nd Mar
I have worked with lifetime members of the NRA who secretly confess that they have unintended discharges of their rifles or shotguns.
Man, I hate when that happens.
dolemite said @ 8:24pm GMT on 2nd Mar
Even if the "good guy with a gun" myth were true we'd still be largely out of luck with the NRA, the loudest and most prominent members of which usually come off as violence fetishists or pants-shitting cowards.

Any good guys who might exist in that organization have kept a disappointingly low profile so far.
bbqkink said @ 6:41am GMT on 4th Mar
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