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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

cambeul41 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:42 AM
As much as we might want to do so, shooting someone who is running away and is not an imminent threat is illegal. The law has nothing to do with race, sex, or political stance.

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...