March 10, 2012

Charging Bear + Gun = Really Pissed Off Bear With Hankering For Human Flesh

A new study concludes carrying a firearm in bear country does little to discourage attacks:

Many people have wandered into bear country reassured that their trusted gun would keep them safe if they ever come face-to-face with an aggressive grizzly.

But experts have shattered that myth after carrying out a study of hundreds of animal attacks.

A Brigham Young University study found using a gun is no more effective at keeping people safe than not using a firearm.

In case you're wondering the real intent behind this "study," that is also buried in the middle of the article:

This finding is especially relevant given the 2010 law allowing guns in national parks.

Next study: How the presence of a handgun increases to chances of accidental shootings compared to encounters not involving a weapon.

(Hat Tip: IHateTheMedia)

By DMartyr at 07:39 AM | Comments |