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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

GTA Wrote: Jan 11, 2013 3:26 PM
Ok, agitator, try this fact check. What happened after Turkey disarmed the Armenians? They were nearly wiped from the face of the earth. What happened after Hitler disarmed the Jews? About 6 million of them were rounded up and exterminated. What happened when Pol Pot disarmed his citizens? He killed about 1/3 of them (about 1.5 million). What happened when Russia disarmed its people? The Russian government killed over 20 million of its citizens. Mao Zedong's disarmed Chinese citizens? 70 million exterminated -- during peacetime. Blacks in the Old South here in America were not permitted to own guns -- relegated to slavery. Perhaps you've noticed the pattern. If you have not, then there's no hope for you.

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...