4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

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4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby Papa_Tiger » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:56 am

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... ublic-guns

Some decent investigative reporting into the CDC and UT claim that 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year.

It appears that words might actually have meaning. If you change the words associated with a statistic, it changes the meaning and leads to a misrepresentation of the truth.


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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby philip964 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:47 am

I'm over 60. The only guns I've ever seen fired were at a range.

I was 16 the first time I ever saw a gun fired. I've never even seen a gun fired at an animal, let alone a human.

To say that 1 in 24 children is exposed to a shooting of a human in a one year period is absurd, just on the face.

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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:56 am

Easy to believe if it fits into your agenda
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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby Pariah3j » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:12 am

More proof that current day mainstream media doesn't fact check and runs fast and loose with anything that supports their agenda. I mean they can always do a retraction in the back of the newspaper, or a 5-second apology on air the one time even though the news piece was on repeat for the last 2 days.

While I understand that mistakes happen, things come to light and need to be corrected - it should be the exception that retractions have to happen but they seem to be all too prevalent these days.
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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby flechero » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:14 am

bblhd672 wrote:Easy to believe if it fits into your agenda


Or if your sample group is in Chicago proper.


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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby jkurtz » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:19 am

I ran across this article that explained what the original study asked, how it was misrepresented by CDC-UT researchers, and then published with false information.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/06/27/news-organizations-including-one-unintentionally-misinformed-public-guns


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Re: 4.2 percent of American kids have witnessed a shooting in the past year

Postby uthornsfan » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:48 am

I would believe that more than 4.2% of children have witnessed a shooting so long as they watch atleast an hour of TV a day.


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