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.