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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

Allen239 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:29 AM
Among the people who believed in gun controls that disarmed citizens are Hitler, Stalin and Mao, who understood that totalitarian dictatorships are almost impossible to create when citizens can shoot back. Later after their citizens were disarmed, these tyrants killed millions of people who they claimed were enemies of state.

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...