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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

gary395 Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 9:21 AM
i bet the mass murder rate in Mexico has reached a very high level after the ungodly democrats furnished assault weapons to the drug cartels & the Hezbollah, also, did the ATF tell the gangsters in Mexico that they would have to provide a Criminal Background Check, before they can get the assault weapons.

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...