I'm smiling and will continue to do so. The numerical accuracy of Kellerman's "2.7 times" stat is widely considered accurate and valid within academia. The NRA has tried unsuccessfully to dispute or refute that number, however it has remained constant.<quoted text>
"Even the NRA no longer disputes Kellerman's findings"?????????
I'd ask you provide proof of that claim.
Just as you believe anyone who disagrees with you has been polluted by the NRA, it's reasonable to assume you have been polluted by Kellerman and the likes of him and the anti-gun possession rhetoric.
I'd add that I highly doubt that you would accept any study as valid when based on only 400 households in any country.
You raised a question regarding why more studies have not taken shape to validate Kellermans's claim. It may have lot to do with the fact that studies of this magnitude require a great deal of funding, but secondly and more importantly, Wayne LaPierre and the NRA have over the past 20 years successfully used massive amounts of money and intimidation to stifle any research which might portray (even if accurately) risks associated with handgun ownership. Another little known fact is the NRA and their lobbyists in 1996 were successful in Congress eliminated funding to the CDC for studies related to injuries or deaths related to gun ownership or to promote or advocate gun control.