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    Senator Dean twists statistics

    October 23, 2018
    By Gary Mauser

    Senator Dean twisted statistics on the Senate floor (here). He incorrectly said that shooting was the most common way to commit suicide in Canada. It is not.

    According to Cause of Death statistics (here) reported by Statistics Canada, hanging has been the most common suicide method for decades, accounting for an average 47% of all suicides since 2010. Although Senator Dean was correct when he said suicide represented 75% of gun deaths.

    Suicide Methods (2010-2016)
    Hanging 1,921 47%
    Poisoning 946 23
    Shooting 572 14
    Jumping 298 7
    Other 276 7
    Total 4,063 100%

    Senator Dean also incorrectly implied that firearms ownership was inordinately dangerous, causing 240 hospitalizations and 13 accidental deaths annually. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the shooting sports are one of the least dangerous sporting activities (here) in Canada 2018.

    Sports injury hospitalizations (2016-2017)
    All-terrain vehicle 2,834
    Hockey 711
    Skateboard 637
    Ski/snowboard 1,717
    Soccer 267
    Shooting 240

    In terms of accidental deaths, the Senator is correct in saying that 13 Canadians are accidently shot to death. Thanks to the untiring work by hunting organizations and sport shooting groups, accidental firearms deaths have plummeted over the past 50 years.

    Accidental shooting deaths are rare when compared with other accidental dangers.

    Statistics Canada reported the following accidental deaths (here) in 2016:
    Falls 4,681
    Motor vehicles 2,282
    Drowning 253
    Medical "misadventures" 130
    Pedal cycling 59
    Firearms 10

    Senator Dean claimed that, according to StatsCan, nearly 600 women were victims of spousal abuse involving firearms in 2016. The Honorable Senator forgot to mention that knives (here) are more often used to injure or murder women than are firearms.

    In terms of the risk to women from firearms, I urge you to read an article I cowrote (here) with Professor Samara McPhedran of Griffith University, in Australia, that appeared in Violence and Victims, Volume 28,Number 5, 2013. “Lethal Firearm-Related Violence Against Canadian Women: Did Tightening Gun Laws Have an Impact on Women’s Health and Safety?” We concluded that, “There was little evidence to suggest that increased firearms legislation in Canada had a significant impact on pre-existing trends in lethal firearm violence against women.”

    http://justiceforgunowners.ca/senato...ts-statistics/

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    Any chance Mauser was invited to the consultation?
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    Senator Dean is the gun owning Senator who writes everyone back saying three things, 1 he is a gun owner, 2 he supports C-71, and 3 "your" comments on the bill are not helpful.

    I am going to us OCV's Senate writing tool to send Gary Mauser's article to ALL Senators. I encourage everyone else to do similar.


    EDIT: I prefaced Gary's article with the following lol

    It has come to my attention through the work of the SFU Professor Gary Mauser that Senator Dean gave the Senate incorrect information regarding myself and my fellow licensed gun owners. As we say in computer programming, garbage in garbage out. So in order to correct Senator Dean's misinformation I present the following from Professor Mauser:
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    Send him an email and call him on his deceit, I just did.

    Edit: Good idea on writing all senators and including the article Doug. I will do that as well.

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    I just got this reply from Dean (from his iPhone no less):

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    To which I replied:

    Context Senator. Mr. Mauser's piece puts your data into context where upon it fails to have the impact you intended. Which is why I sent it to all of your colleagues.

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    As I have stated elsewhere, this guy is a grade A a$$hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_M View Post
    I just got this reply from Dean (from his iPhone no less):

    letter.png

    To which I replied:



    As I have stated elsewhere, this guy is a grade A a$$hat.
    Pretty much just an ass that needs a hat.


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    So is he going to stand up in the senate and apologize for lying? Do we know a senator who will call him on this in the senate?

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    I've exchanged a couple emails with him. He sees the article as validating/strengthening his position, not bringing to light his attempt to mislead. This guy really does appear to have no moral grounding whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soph View Post
    I've exchanged a couple emails with him. He sees the article as validating/strengthening his position, not bringing to light his attempt to mislead. This guy really does appear to have no moral grounding whatsoever.
    There is a reason for him being a senaturd. He is good for nothing more than a lifetime of sucking off the public teat. If he was he would have a real job.

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