Flaws in study of firearm possession and risk for assault.

@article{Wintemute2010FlawsIS,
  title={Flaws in study of firearm possession and risk for assault.},
  author={Garen J. Wintemute},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 6},
  pages={
          967-8; author reply 968-9
        }
}
  • G. Wintemute
  • Published 1 June 2010
  • Psychology
  • American journal of public health
The study by Branas et al.1 contains errors in design and execution that make it difficult to determine the meaning of their findings. Their study assessed risk for being assaulted and then shot, a compound outcome event whose second element (being shot) is not inevitable given the first (being assaulted). Persons who were assaulted but not shot are not studied. We do not know whether any association between firearm possession and their outcome measure applies to assault, to being shot given… 
Dependence of the Firearm-Related Homicide Rate on Gun Availability: A Mathematical Analysis
TLDR
A first mathematical analysis of this tradeoff suggests that a ban of private firearm possession, or possibly a partial reduction in gun availability, might lower the rate of firearm-induced homicides.
Firearm Availability and Violent Death: The Need for a Culture Change in Attitudes toward Guns
There are two conflicting positions toward gun ownership in the United States. Proponents of stricter gun control argue that guns are responsible for 32,000 gun-related deaths each year and that the
Calculating effective gun policies
TLDR
The analysis identifies the crucial parameters that determine which policy reduces the death rates, providing guidance for future statistical studies that will be necessary for more refined quantitative predictions.
Calculating effective gun policies
. Following recent shootings in the USA, a debate has erupted, one side favoring stricter gun control, the other promoting protection through more weapons. We provide a scientific foundation to inform
Letters to the editor in response to studies of guns in the home and homicide and suicide
TLDR
The content and tone of letters to the editor published in response to research on having a firearm in the home as it relates to homicide and suicide are investigated and considerable content is found that minimally advances scientific discussion.

References

SHOWING 1-2 OF 2 REFERENCES
Investigating the link between gun possession and gun assault.
TLDR
On average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault, and such users should reconsider their possession of guns or, at least, understand that regular possession necessitates careful safety countermeasures.