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Polls of anti-gun researchers don't indicate scientific consensus

To the editor: Harvard public health Professor David Hemenway's research is a prime example of a scientific determination by a show of hands. ("There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it," op-ed, April 22) Without giving any specifics on the studies that the experts used as a basis for their opinions that guns are more of a danger than a benefit, Hemenway wants the reader to believe that there is sufficient scientific evidence for stronger gun control. We will never know whether the studies used flawed data or resulted in biased interpretation. Were the experts' opinions, in turn, partially based on their own "surveys"? The...

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