I just ran across the following sentence:
I doubt ordinary civilians would hardly ever die from gunshots.
And in context and from a quick skim-reading I'd guess it's trying to say, "Ordinary citizens will rarely die from gunshots" but upon re-reading I'm not certain that the sentence actually means that.
I suspect this is because I translate "hardly ever" to "rarely" which then suggests that the "doubt" refers to the rarity, indicating that they believe deaths wouldn't be rare.
Ignoring the author's actual intent, what does this sentence say?