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Old 10-30-2018, 11:09 AM
magellan01 is offline
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Originally Posted by iiandyiiii View Post
The 10,000X (actually 14,000X, per capita) comes from a back-of-the-envelope calculation, linked in the post you quoted in post #305.

No, I don't have more details about those shot by police in the two countries, I was just looking at the total numbers. And the utterly massive discrepancy, which completely swamps (by several orders of magnitude) any differences in per capita crime or firearm ownership, struck me as notable.

But it's a back-of-the-envelope calculation, not a detailed study, so feel free to dismiss it if you like. I'm certainly not going to go to the mat to defend it.
Consider it dismissed. That's some far-fetched guesstimating-squinting-hoping and then guesstimating again. And I'd suggest that you not cite it again as you waste people's time thinking that it has any validity whatsoever. Because it doesn't.

Hopefully the numbers I cited will give you pause before assuming the worst about the US and or cops in the US. Somehow, I'm not so hopeful on that.