These ads are unfair and deceptive because they suggest to the consumer that the purchase of a handgun is an effective means of providing for self- and family-protection without warning the consumer that the introduction of a handgun into the home actually places the home’s occupants at an increased risk of death by gun.
Petition on Deceptive Gun Advertising
Filed with FTC by Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Public Health Association, American Association of Suicidology, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions
[[sarcasm] Therefore, one should conclude, people at police stations and gun ranges are at extreme risk of “death by gun”. I wonder why the statistics don’t show that? [/sarcasm] What the anti-gun people don’t want to admit is that in the few “studies” that pretend to support their position correlation does not equal causation. And that most studies do not show the correlation they want to believe exists.–Joe]