Self-Defense Statistics-When Stats Are Colored With Attitude

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)6/03/2014 4:32:49 am PDT

re: #6 Rightwingconspirator

This is an honest Page, speaking only of course for what I wrote. And in clear answer to your point an excerpt from above.

Which is why citing the national numbers at all is completely pointless.

hat should one make of the crime clock? Or the DGU incidents? That’s up to each of us. The FBI interest in disseminating these numbers includes helping us understand the day to day risk of being a victim,

This is not true. It’s not up to each of us: if someone uses national numbers to assess their risk as a victim, they’re fucking up. The FBI does not disseminate these numbers to help us understand the day to day risk of being a victim. That is not the purpose of these numbers and presenting them as though they are is inaccurate at best.

re: #7 Rightwingconspirator

Somewhere between people that carry valuables or really have a dangerous stalker problem or a very dangerous local situation and the vapid rich guy with alarms and security in a gated community is a place where it makes sense to say below here, the gun is unwise, above here, yes train up and get the gun.

We would put that line in different locations. At least we agree it’s there somewhere.

Sure. And you also have to consider how many of those people really will ‘train up’, how many will actually responsibly own the gun.

But even with a generous interpretation of risk, the majority of people are not at risk of an attack that they could defend themselves against with a gun.