Guns Figure

Mon Sep 18 10:57:25 MDT 1995

Assuming the information is available, what sort of group is non-biased?
 It is only with the emergence of a group who wants to
disarm us, that the NRA suddenly becomes a far-right, out of control
Your very question intimates that the NRA produces false information.
Why? Bias is usually used to initimate an intentional misreading of
information. What about the study by Dr. Gary Kleck? Was he biased
when he studied the information from FBIUCS? No, I don't believe so, and
I don't believe that he started the study with a particular bias. I
believe he has since been castigated by the left as having intent.
What he came up with is some startling information. It is unaccepted by
the left. It points out particular need to control crime. The left
and establishment groups want to ignore it.
I guess I would like to know what your intent is? To somehow modify
the NRA statements, statistics and research, or, to figure out where
we go from here? Regarding what subject? If Bias means support for
traditional, constitutional, patriotically correct, stuff, then I guess
I don't care if it is biased or not. Why do you?
Please elaborate.
On Mon, 18 Sep 1995 09:36:01 -0700 Robert Ostrea said:
>David writes:
>>Why? Do you think the NRA is full of lies and deceit? Bias? What does
>>this mean, as if to say that Schumer and others are not? Give me a
>Well, I think the NRA IS biased!  I would be very surprised if you
>disagreed!  I never said, nor implied, that lefties like Schumer were
>not!  I guess you ignored my Devil's Advocate position here, Dave.
>Lighten up a little, will you?  I'm just looking for rational,
>objective information that can be used against the leftists regaring
>the issues of gun control.  I'm telling you that NRA statistics,
>regardless of where they cite their sources, will not do much good in
>our efforts to defeat the left.  This is not to say that the left's
>arguments are rational, most of them are not.  The NRA's goals (or at
>least what they used to be) is to convince the American public that gun
>control is bad and that the right to bear arms is a Constitutional
>right that cannot be taken away under any circumstances.  This is a
>bias.  I'm not saying they are right or wrong, just that it's a bias.
>I don't like President Clinton nor Democratic goals and values in
>general.  That is a bias.
>And I am STILL looking for a non-partisan, objective organization that
>can produce stats of this nature if anyone has any clues as to where I
>can find them....
>Robert A. Ostrea, Jr.
>North Hollywood, CA
>RAOstrea at
>1 game back....

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