Skip to comments.A “study” claims guns being stored unsafely: what would Mark Twain say?
Posted on 01/17/2008 3:27:11 AM PST by mattstat
Another one of those studies showing that guns might be unsafe (who knew?) has come out. Heres a quote: Over 70 percent of families surveyed reported not storing their firearms safely in their residence, said Robert DuRant of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. This concerns us a great deal because having guns in the home increases the likelihood that they will be used in a suicide or unintentional injury.
The good doctor would have also wanted to point out, I am sure, that, if a family didnt have a gun in the house, then of course that missing gun would not be very dangerous. Indeed, one of the studys most prescient conclusions was that the safest practice would be to remove guns from the house.
These guys, these researchers, never seem to remember that Mark Twain was ahead of all of them, warning people way back in 1882 about the inherent dangerousness of guns in the house:
Dont meddle with old unloaded firearms. They are the most deadly and unerring things that have ever been created by man...
(Excerpt) Read more at wmbriggs.com ...
What if the “study” asked the question this way:
“Do you believe that, on the grounds of unsafe storage, you should be forced to give up your gun?”
Because that’s what the “study” is REALLY all about.
Well, just in case dear sweat gray-haired old granny comes sneaking into my bedroom late at night with the intent of robbing me and harming my family, then I think I’ll continue to keep that old maintained free of rust and definitely loaded firearm next to my bed.
How about stored correctly?
How about stored effectively?
Are these arms the primary weapon currently being used for personal protection?
How about kept safely? - What is meant by “stored?”
your grandchildren ( and your grown up kids ) grew up and learned behavior from television ( shudder )
kids ( people?) who have learned behavior from television are likely to handle a real gun just like they have seen on TV
we at the NRA would like to teach all children gun safety and we have our Eddie Eagle program for that purpose
but this is generally suppressed by the establishment simply because “guns are bad” and we don’t want to encourage children to take an interest in guns
then they snap on their televisions
do we have anything that resembles a brain that works?
or are we all just little automatons
They probably counted every "go to hell" as "unsafe" as well
It’s not just the fault of television, though that’s a big factor in the dumbing down of our nation, of course.
You also have to look at the schools, owned and operated by the NEA, as mean and as leftist and as anti-child, anti-learning, anti-education, anti-free-speech a group as you can imagine.
The NEA is actively working to make America as stupid as possible so that it will look at a flapdoodle scarecrow like the Mullah Obama and see in him... (I kid you not)... GREATNESS!
PS: The NEA loves Huckabee.
do they ever define “safe storage”?
Not 'skinning' it till it's necessary...
They probably counted every "go to hell" as "unsafe" as wellLOL!
How about: I am a competent free adult, with enough firearms training to teach police, with my own home and a family to protect - it’s none of yer G- D- business how I store my guns, and if you disagree with how I do yer probably one of the people who give me reason to do so.
Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics."
Spending my money on this kind of study along with all the other wasteful b.s. studies?
What is wrong with this picture?
Quit spending my money you turd congress critters.
I will bet that this is “push poll” type of study. I bet that the researchers never asked if the guns in their home were stored “safely” but simply asked if the guns were stored loaded or unlocked.
Then the “researchers” defined loaded or unlocked as “unsafe”.
This is not research, it is political manipulation.
I have a weapon stored “SAFELY” under my bed and in the nightstand .
I bet they counted my one-word response on the Doctor's Questionaire as a "No".
"Do you own firearms?"
“Science” is discrediting itself on a daily basis with these “studies”. The MSM is down to under 20% of Americans believing them and 80% believing that the MSM is trying to influence public opinion, ie the MSM has it’s own agenda. This is the path that “science” is on with it’s Global Warming “studies”, with it’s “Iraq death studies in the Lancet”, with it’s “food is dangerous” studies and on and on and on. The public is going to see “Science” having a political agenda and dismiss its “studies”. It’s going to be the boy who called wolf too many times.
I’m doing substitute teaching between careers and last week an 8th grader told me about picking up his Dad’s Winchester assuming it was unloaded. He cocked it and pulled the trigger and blew a hole through the wall about 4 inches above the floor boards. I told him, he’s lucky he didn’t kill someone 3 houses away, because a rifle bullet will go through many walls or a mile down the road.