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Politifact’s continued biased and flawed evaluations of gun control: Questioning the claim that police are convicted at higher rates than permit holders

12 Mar , 2018  

Politifact’s Jon Greenberg claims: “Florida lawmaker repeats dodgy claim about crimes by cops vs. concealed permit holders.”  They rate the claim as “false.”

This is in response to our research “comparing conviction rates of police and permit holders.”  The Florida State Representative, Matt Caldwell (R-North Fort Myers), who made the claim being evaluated made a somewhat different statement: “A law enforcement officer is more likely to commit a crime than a CWP (concealed weapons permit) holder.”

1) The data on police counts the number of reported cases, not the number of officers involved in the crimes.  

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Fact Checker Snopes.com’s big mistakes in comparing mass public shootings in the US and Europe

11 Mar , 2018  

Snopes.com recently fact-checked a post that we first put up in June 2015 and updated on January 7, 2016.  This became an issue for them because a story that Fox News’ Special Report that had run a couple years ago was getting circulated on Facebook after the Florida high school shooting.  …

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At Fox News: The New York Times publishes a politically biased and inaccurate ‘fact check’ of Trump’s gun remarks

1 Mar , 2018  

After President Trump met with members of Congress this past Wednesday to discuss gun control, Linda Qui at the New York Times wrote a “fact check” explaining why what he said was wrong.  Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that illustrates how poorly done and inaccurate Ms.…

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