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Sometimes scientists and researchers have a sense of humor about their work.

Who in their right mind would argue that a convicted thug who got himself hospitalized with a gunshot wound might not be a little more likely to end up dead than the average soccer mom who was seen in the E.R. for a spider bite?

Well, maybe their research was to quantify just how much more likely gang-bangin’ Deathray (that’s pronounced “Dee Ahh Tray” – and we picked his name because he’s already starred in a GSL post already) will turn up pushing daisies within five years compared to others who haven’t been hospitalized for bullet perforations or have prior gun conviction.

The answer is…  43 times.

Here it is, courtesy of the Seattle Times.

Researchers found that those hospitalized with a gun-related injury who had a prior arrest for gun-related or violent crime were 43 times more likely to be slain within the next five years than those without either.

Hard to believe, we know.


4 thoughts on “WELL, DUH: Get shot with prior gun arrest? 43 times more likely to be kilt “prematurely””
  1. EPA Warning
    Great article from the only reliable news source out there:
    • Highlighting increasingly dangerous conditions within the city, a new study published Monday by Northwestern University’s Department of Environmental Stud¬ies revealed that approximately 75 percent of the air in Chicago is now com¬posed of bullets.

    “Far exceeding the levels of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and even oxygen, bullets now constitute three-fourths of Chicago’s air supply,” said atmospheric scientist and study coauthor John Molina, stressing that the dense and widespread deposits of jacketed lead and copper in the air pose severe and potentially fatal health risks to all Chicago residents.

    “According to our measurements, the proportion of bullets in Chicago’s overall air composition is significantly higher than that of other cities with comparable sizes and population densities. Frankly, if this trend continues—and there is unfortunately little evidence suggesting otherwise—living safely within the confines of Chicago will be almost impossible.” Molina went on to suggest that Chicago’s 2.7 million residents stay indoors whenever possible in order to minimize their exposure
    The Onion strikes again.

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