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bob (really Edgar Suter?) writes: From an early DRAFT of Gary Kleck’s TARGETING GUNS : FIREARMS AND THEIR CONTROL scheduled to be published this month: The Medical/Public Health Literature on Guns and Violence False Citation of Prior Research One final problem in the medical/public health literature on guns-violence links is so widespread, serious, and misleading…

Dan Day wrote: I’ve reread that a number of times and still can’t figure out exactly what Kellermann is trying to say. The best I can make out is that Kellermann is claiming that self-defense homicides are not legally justifiable (?) You missed the bit where he defined the meaning of those terms: “Self-protection homicides…

It is disingenous for Kleck to take a quotation of Kellerman’s out of context to make it appear that Kellermann was asserting that only 2% of of homicides were lawful defensive homicides. Dan Day wrote: Well, your own summary isn’t entirely accurate either. Here’s the passage in question: Less than 2 percent of homicides nationally…

Edgar Suter wrote: From an early DRAFT of Gary Kleck’s TARGETING GUNS : FIREARMS AND THEIR CONTROL scheduled to be published this month: The Medical/Public Health Literature on Guns and Violence False Citation of Prior Research In a 1992 article [Kellermann AL, Rivara FP, Somes G, et al. Suicide in the home in relationship to…

Does Kellermann miscite?

EdgarSuter wrote: whether or not Mr. Lambert disagrees with a single quote of my assessment of the harmful nostrum of gun control, he has yet to explain the habitual fabricated citations of Kellermann (noted in my letter to Emerg Med News) All right, let’s have a look at the first one: citation of sources for…