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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:08 PM
Both Australia and Britain had low gun crime BEFORE their "strict gun control" was enacted. Little changed after that,so it can't be because of the new gun control. But the fact they all miss is that guns are STILL available in their countries,and so another mass shooting could occur. If the IRA and Yardies can get REAL AK-47s,the full-auto kind,then other sociopaths can get them too.
Jay Wye Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 12:10 PM
it's not hard to make a Sten machine gun,either.
Heck,they can probably buy the parts over on the Continent,ready to assemble and load.

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...