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On the Lars Larson Show to discuss false numbers being put out by gun control advocates

4 Sep , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the national Lars Larson show to discuss a recent report by NPR about the grossly exaggerated numbers involving school shootings and our own new research on mass public shooting rates in countries around the world. Of course, we have long pointed out the false claims regarding school shootings, but it is still valuable that NPR has reported on this.…

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Is there a cost to banning all felons from owning guns?: Pregnant woman who killed intruder in justified shooting now faces felony gun charge due to previous marijuana conviction

3 Sep , 2018  

People with criminal records might also need guns for protection. Indeed, in at least some states, the primary reason that people apply to get their records expunged is so that they can again own a gun. Here is a rather shocking story of a woman who saved her life and the life of her unborn baby with a gun, but who now faces criminal charges for illegally possessing a firearm because of a marijuana conviction on her record.…

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More Social Media Bias: Facebook prevents us from advertising Fox News stories about our work

3 Sep , 2018  

Our attempts this week to put up ads on Facebook produced some disturbing results. Facebook treated a news link from Fox News and a link to our website very differently, even though both contained the same information. We have previously been prevented many times from linking to our Fox News opinion pieces, but we hadn’t thought about the issue of systematic bias against Fox News until the events of this week.

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More news coverage of our report on mass public shootings around the world

2 Sep , 2018  

 

National Review, September 4, 2018

I’ve previously discussed the research of Adam Lankford, who claims that the U.S. is home to nearly a third of the entire world’s mass shootings and blames our high level of gun ownership, and I’ve noted his refusal “to share information about his analysis with media outlets likely to criticize him.”

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Circa News picked up by news stations across the US: Gun violence statistics overestimated in 2 reports

1 Sep , 2018  

Circa News has a story carried on Sinclair news sites on our new research on the rate of mass public shooters/shootings across countries. Their piece starts this way:

In the gun control debate, it is hard enough to agree on solutions but often getting the facts straight can be a problem, whether it’s underestimating the problem, or in this case, overestimating.

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News coverage at Fox News: Study claiming US is home of one-third of mass-shooters worldwide debunked; figure less than 1.5 percent

1 Sep , 2018  

Fox News is the latest to have a news article on our latest research comparing the rate of mass shooters across countries. The title of their piece is slightly off. They should have noted that we found the US made up less than 1.5% of mass public shooters. The Fox News article is available here.…

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