HuffPo Promotes Meaningless Gun Statistic

If you were to visit The Huffington Post right now, then you would see at the top of its home page an alleged statistic about gun-related deaths in the USA since the Newtown shooting.


There is one little problem with the statistic. By itself, it is meaningless.

The statistic doesn’t separate accidental deaths from intentional killings.

It doesn’t separate acts of self defense or acts in the line of duty from criminal acts.

It doesn’t separate deaths involving pistols from deaths involving rifles.

It say nothing about the amount of ammunition involved in the gun-related deaths.

It says nothing about the existing gun laws in the areas where…


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