OTHER MED SCHOOL GUN CONTROLLERS

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Doctors at the Johns Hopkins medical school Center for Gun Policy and Research, rather than doing research, seem more to be involved in providing propaganda to all the gun control organizations, and guidance on how to pursue their agenda.  According to their "talking points" paper about guns in the home, "studies have shown" that guns are rarely used for home protection and that the risks of keeping a gun in the home outweigh the benefits, referring to the worthless "43 times," "3 times risk" and "5 times" Kellermann studies and another Kellermann "study" supposedly about use of weapons in home-invasion crimes.  The false interpretation of the Kellermann studies is addressed in separate pages linked to the medical bias and pros-cons pages of this site.

Other claims include,

Gun manufacturers advertise their products with the promise that a handgun in the home will provide protection.  The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, however, estimates that there are an average of only about 65,000 defensive uses of guns each year compared to the more than 800,000 crimes committed with guns.

They went on to mention in passing that the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution "addresses the preservation of state militias," a lie that suits gun control advocates' agendas.

No gun manufacturer promises "that a handgun in the home will provide protection."  And, as explained in the article at this site about the annual number of defensive gun uses (DGUs), it is predominantly accepted by criminologists that the BJS estimates, based on the annual National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), seriously underestimate the actual frequency of DGUs.