Friday, February 13, 2015

QOTD, "Just in Case" Edition

All the statistics in the world are of little comfort when you're the outlier
Seen in a discussion on the subject of carrying reloads* for one's concealed carry pistol.

Somewhere in there someone started trying to quote statistics and probability. My contribution was that, statistically, as a law-abiding citizen with permit to carry, I can get away with no reloads, since most "defensive handgun uses" involve no shots fired. (Which makes the issue of capacity rather moot, which should not be taken as approval of capacity limits.)

Others were rather more vocal in pointing out the blatant misuse and abuse of statistics.

*How many rounds is enough?

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