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vantec08
05-05-2012, 1:19 PM
http://www.freelibertywriters.com/bruce-krafft/2012/5/4/seniors-and-guns-goldilocks-gun-control.html

"A mound of evidence tells us that risk of violent death increases immediately after the purchase of a handgun mostly due to suicides and accidents and remains high for at least five years. This risk, however, is particularly high among those age 65 and older."


the original philly article - http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/Grandparents-and-guns-cause-for-public-health-concern.html

"The firearms industry has tried to taken advantage of senior's fears and developed guns specifically for people with arthritis and mobility limitations."

Whole lot of nothing.

drdarrin@sbcglobal.net
05-05-2012, 1:38 PM
"A mound of evidence..." yep, sounds like a "mound" of something; most likely scat.

REH
05-05-2012, 1:47 PM
I do like the Goldilocks Gun Control analagy, no just right guns...........................

haole_50
05-05-2012, 1:50 PM
I guess I'll turn in everything so I don't hurt myself - my nanny says so!

Smokeybehr
05-05-2012, 2:13 PM
Their "mound of evidence" *is* a pile of crap. All of the listed references have one name in common: David Hemenway; and the vast majority of other studies have either Matthew Miller, Deborah Azrael, or both listed.

Librarian
05-05-2012, 2:21 PM
Edgar Suter has a similarly titled essay - Goldilocks Gun Control (http://sportingarms.freeservers.com/RKBA/goldilocks.html).

Dr Suter used to be around in Contra Costa, oh, 15-20 years ago. I wonder where he is these days.

And here's a blog post with a GGC cartoon: http://armedandsafe.blogspot.com/2009/10/goldilocks-gun-control-revisited.html

Dreaded Claymore
05-05-2012, 4:40 PM
I am reminded of one of my favorite Oleg Volk images:
Click to view the picture. Don't worry, it's not super-high-resolution. (http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/31723-2/tooloudtooquiet.jpg)

REH
05-07-2012, 7:56 AM
Edgar Suter has a similarly titled essay - Goldilocks Gun Control (http://sportingarms.freeservers.com/RKBA/goldilocks.html).

Dr Suter used to be around in Contra Costa, oh, 15-20 years ago. I wonder where he is these days.

And here's a blog post with a GGC cartoon: http://armedandsafe.blogspot.com/2009/10/goldilocks-gun-control-revisited.html

Thanks for the links................

Sutcliffe
05-07-2012, 8:07 AM
People with hopeless health issues kill themselves. Use a gun or a bottle of pills. Doesn't matter much in the end.

Glock22Fan
05-07-2012, 8:32 AM
"A mound of evidence tells us that risk of violent death increases immediately after the purchase of a handgun — mostly due to suicides and accidents — and remains high for at least five years. This risk, however, is particularly high among those age 65 and older."

Obviously it takes five years to get over the almost irresistable urge to commit suicide whenever you think that you have a gun in your closet. Personally, whenever I have Dulce de Leche icecream in the fridge, I have an overwhelming urge to eat it until the the tub is empty. Maybe it's the same sort of thing?

Actually, in all western worlds, white males over 65 are more prone to commit suicide. Although not feeling that way myself, as a member of that demographic group I can understand the motivation.

Mesa Tactical
05-07-2012, 9:27 AM
"The firearms industry has . . . developed guns specifically for people with arthritis and mobility limitations."

Gosh darn that firearms industry! How can they be stopped?

Sutcliffe
05-07-2012, 9:32 AM
Gosh darn that firearms industry! How can they be stopped?

Gun design for older, arthritic hands might facilitate, smaller, weaker hands. Like Children!

stitchnicklas
05-07-2012, 9:43 AM
take away old peoples guns i say....




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give them yards filled with remote controlled landmines and a remote with a easy to use button system,

GET OFF MY LAWN OR I WILL BLOW YOU UP!!!

would that make the bradys happy,old folk with landmines???