Comments on: UPDATED: Letter in Scientific American and rebuttal by original author https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/ Crime Prevention Research Center conducts research on laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety. Fri, 06 Aug 2021 19:36:58 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 By: Study: Relationship Between CCW, Homicide, and Violent Crime - The K-Var Armory https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-54211 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:55:27 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-54211 […] Dr. Lott has debunked studies which claim more guns equals more crimes. […]

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By: New Study Shows NO Relationship Between CCW, Homicide or Violent Crime – Minnesota Gun Rights https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-54052 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:32:33 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-54052 […] Dr. Lott has debunked studies that claim more guns equal more crimes. […]

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By: Vik Solem https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39837 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:12:02 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39837 I agree, but I’d describe it differently. I suggest that the risk of violence being increased if there is a firearm in the home is similar to the risk of having a broken bone if people have died in the the building in which you are standing. The two risks may be related, but the relationship is not causal.

If you are standing in a hospital then it’s likely (a) that people have died there and (b) that you have an injury like a broken bone. If you have been threatened then your risk of being attacked at home increases. If you have been threatened then I imagine it’s more likely that you will obtain a firearm for protection. Your home is not attacked because you obtained a firearm, although the to things may be related.

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By: Navigating American "Gunland" with Award Winning Journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer on After Hours AM/The Criminal Code - America's Most Haunted https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39812 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:14:51 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39812 […] Research Center, whose ox was considerably gored in the “Gunland,” rebutted the article here. Jeff Knox, direct of the Firearms Coalition, also […]

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By: SammysDad https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39405 Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:39:37 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39405 I suspect she, as a hard- nosed liberal ,will deny any if not all papers and facts that do not add to her agenda.

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By: Tionico https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39303 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:42:16 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39303 She is like the guy, blindfolded, enclosed in a small room wiht no windows, and a handful of darts. EVERY TIME he throws one o f those darts, it hits a wall.

She also plays the fool by refusing to address points raised, and repeating her own points (rather, blunt sticks) she’s used before and have been called into questioin.

It will be interesting to see what her editors do in response to your request. Will they cover for her, thus becoming knowingly complicit, or will they “have a chat” and straighten her out a bit.

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By: Tom Campbell https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39141 Mon, 13 Nov 2017 19:11:41 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39141 My recollection of the only real result from the Kellerman non-study, a pretty sophomoric attempt at an undergraduate class theme paper, was that if someone in the house is somehow involved with or interacts with druggies, they are more likely to get shot.

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By: FredZ https://crimeresearch.org/2017/11/letter-scientific-american-rebuttal-original-author/#comment-39090 Sun, 12 Nov 2017 02:21:04 +0000 https://crimeresearch.org/?p=18409#comment-39090 The detail she left out of the Kellerman study isn’t relevant? If the murder weapon used is not the gun owned in the home, how can the gun be blamed for the murder? Also, did it ever occur to her that the alleged tripling is due to the nature of the neighborhood where the victims lived and/or their actions or overall lifestyle rather than some magical power of a gun in the house?

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