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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

Allen239 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:15 AM
Dr John Lott's book "More guns, less crime" is now in its third edition. When it was first written 36 states had Conceal Carry laws now 49 states do. Only Illinois does not have Conceal Carry laws. Last year in Chicago, there were 532 murders, this is new record. What is true that the FBI's Uniform Crime reports have cited for years that every time a state signed on to allowing citizens to have Conceal Carry guns, thent the number of crimes such as murder declines.In a Conceal Carry state, the criminals don't know who is armed and who isn't.
Jeeves Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:13 AM
"the criminals don't know who is armed and who isn't"

Well, thanks to the media in New York State, the criminals have a pretty good idea, at least in a couple of counties.
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 8:48 AM
I hear that their maps are outdated and not accurate.
meowbius Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:47 AM
...but they are up-to-date enough when you see your name in it, or your neighbor's. Apparently youtube Kardashian or Hilton sex videos are not so much excitement anyway, so this is the new thrill: exposing lawful acts as if they were even more scandalous.

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...