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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

meowbius Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 10:07 AM
He placed explosives traps in his apartment, for the first responders to be killed, much like terrorists do in Israel - first explosion, and when help arrives, then second, much bigger, to inflict as much damage as possible, all well timed. Can you call him crazy? what is definition of crazy, if he's cunning monster? BTW, did you notice that his pupils were not as dilated when latest pictures were taken? He's not that insane. Maybe he was on bath salts or read Breivik rantings.

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...