Thursday, December 18, 2008

National Geographic TV Takes Aim At Your Guns...

Why all the misrepresentation of fact by the National Geographic? I am a proud gun owner. Once upon a time, I believed that all guns should be banned and destroyed. After learning about why the founding fathers placed the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights, I changed my position. Nevertheless, it does not help the anti-gun groups to use discredited facts for their positions.
"Guns in America" would have you believe that the guns in your home are 22 times more likely to kill a family member than to protect you. This statistic can (surprise, surprise!) be found on the Brady Campaign website, but its source has been highly discredited. The factoid originates with Arthur Kellerman, who has generated multiple studies claiming that guns are a net liability. But Kellerman has been found guilty of fudging his data, and even the National Academy of Sciences has stated that his "conclusions do not seem to follow" from his data.

Click HERE for the rest of the story.

Source: Gun Owners of America

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