Check this out, on “the natural selection of bad science.” Fits some of your thinking on this path.
The natural selection of bad science
Poor research design and data analysis encourage false-positive findings. Such poor methods persist despite perennial…
One thing I feel is important to point out, is that even though gun ownership rate information is hard to come by, it also simultaneously doesn’t actually matter. I go into why here:
The Magic Gun Evaporation Fairy
Three Reasons Why Gun Ownership Rates From Other Countries Don’t Matter
The simple fact is that even if gun ownership rate were correlated somewhat with, say, firearm homicide, there is no way to get the USA down the boundary condition where gun scarcity would start to have an effect. We could have eight moon bases for the same federal outlay, to say nothing of the violence inherent in following the only possible path to a gun free America. And that’s presuming you could overcome the regulatory hurdles, which is something I literally haven’t spoken about in all six articles, because I don’t actually need to. There’s no path to “there” from “here” and it’s dumb to waste time talking about impossible things.