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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

RufusTFirefly Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:18 PM
Are you implying that random and mass killings are carried out by those that have leftist views? If so, you need to get your facts straight.
HyacinthClare Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 1:11 PM
No, aintnothing. She's implying that the noises the leftists are making only involve disarming US, not themselves, not their bodyguards. If they disarmed themselves, they would be committing suicide. Just as we would be if we allowed them to disarm us.
Ben Linus Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:43 PM
But the facts support that.
Arley2 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:33 PM
Dear Miss Nothing,

That's not what Elizbeth's post says at all.
Polly1 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:27 PM
I might consider supporting the confiscation of all firearms now being floated by the anti-gun activists. But only if they agreed to confiscate the firearms of "the bad guys"--gang members, career criminals, the Mafia, the deranged, etc.--first. After a some test period, we could then re-evaluate confiscating the firearms of the law-abiding gun owners, assuming the crime rate and number of mass murders have not declined.

If those rates have NOT declined after the disarming of "the bad guys," I would consider the further confiscation of the guns of "the good guys," who must not be so "good" after all, huh?

In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times.

There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period performed by renowned economists at the University of Chicago and Yale, William Landes and John...