Year: 1999 Source: JAMA, v.282, no.2, (July 14, 1999), p.135-136 SIEC No: 20020088

In this letter to the editor, Hemenway outlines his objections to a study by Kleck (1998) on the risks & benefits of keeping a gun in the home. Hemenway’s objections relate to what he says are inconsistencies in Kleck’s analyses & standards of evaluation, & Kleck’s willingness to use questionable or misleading statistics to support his position. Kleck’s reply follows.