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  •  It's by far more common (1+ / 0-)
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    that the gun in the house is used by the man to kill the wife and kids, than that the gun in the house is used by the wife or kids to stop a DV attack, though.

    Do you not see that it is the grossest idolatry to speak of the market as though it were the rival of God?

    by kismet on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:45:06 AM PST

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    •  I know. Anecdote is not the same as data (0+ / 0-)

      Our personal experience does form our perceptions.  I should add that this was in 1956 or 1957, I am not sure where in the school year it happened.  They were subsistence farmers at a time when there wasn't much aid for the desperately poor.  A lot of their meat was what that boy shot after school.  He was a tough kid.  I called it an old memory to identify it as an anecdote that occurred in a very different time in my life, in a circumstance that I hope does not become common again.

      A brief google search for those male/female percentages came up empty.  Someone almost surely keeps a current tally by sex.  Do you happen to have a link to something like that?  It would be good to know what that data actually shows.

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