Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rigged Study Gets Rigged Results

Two Universities in nations that adamantly support gun control ask if white US gun owners are racist.

You can guess the result even before looking at the headline. 

Racism, Gun Ownership and Gun Control: Biased Attitudes in US Whites May Influence Policy Decisions

Color me shocked. What do you expect from a study that takes this as one of the authors' premises:
The statistics on firearm-related suicides and homicides in the US might reasonably be expected to convince US citizens that action on reducing gun ownership and use would be beneficial to their health.
Of course they're going to promote more gun control.  Anything else would be 'unreasonable' and more like those stupid, cousin' humping rednecks in the US. It gets even better:
Gun-related deaths in the US are a significant public health concern, representing a leading cause of death, and are particularly prevalent from ages 15–54. Attitudes towards guns in many US whites appear to be influenced, like other policy preferences, by illogical racial biases.
Yep, we only like our guns because we hate blacks.
Evidence on the psychological and sociocultural drivers of gun ownership and resistance to strong controls will in turn help inform educational campaigns (e.g., social marketing) that may aid public acceptance of appropriate policies in the interest of the US public’s health, and/or allow policy makers to implement good public health policy. The reinstatement of funding for research on gun control in the US should assist in these research endeavours.
No bias there, eh?  Gun ownership is 'inappropriate' and 'bad'. 

This is the worst kind of junk science out there.

Now take a look at the comments from the NYDN.  The ones supporting 'gun control' are the ones filled w/ hatred, bigotry and biases. 

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2 comments:

Gerard Saraber said...

Leading causes of death per the CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm

Number of deaths for leading causes of death
Heart disease: 597,689
Cancer: 574,743
Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
Diabetes: 69,071
Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364

Chas said...

Why no study on the correlation between support for gun control and acceptance of totalitarian government? Oh, they're going after the political right, not their friends on the political left. They're generating leftist propaganda to advance their leftist agenda.