UPDATE: The Des Moines Register has published a debate that we have had in the pages of their Sunday paper over the last couple of weeks.
Original post: This past Wednesday the Des Moines Register ran an editorial calling for more gun control as a way of saving medical costs. …
This letter wasn’t published, but it was sent to the Boston Globe after an op-ed by Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper claiming support for background checks on private sales of guns. The piece also makes bizarre attacks on gun owner’s “masculinity.”
…Dear Letters Editor:
Jordan Klepper’s op-ed greatly exaggerates the level of support for more gun control and ascribes small-minded motivations to opponents of more regulations (“Bringing a stat to the gun debate,” Opinion, June 11).
The Wall Street Journal ran a lead letter that extensively discussed the Crime Prevention Research Center’s work. The letter appeared as follows:
Regarding James P. O’Neill and Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s “Don’t Mess With New York’s Gun Laws” (op-ed, March 24): The authors say that “more than 230 concealed-carry permit holders in various states have been convicted of .
On January 10, 2017, the New York Times had an article claiming that both the public and their selective experts favored more gun control. From their article:
The academics in our panel — many of the country’s best empirical researchers on gun policy — were far more likely than the general public to support gun control.
Once again the New York Times is citing bogus data from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) (January 12, 2017).
The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime. But people with permits have been responsible for more than 900 deaths that did not involve self-defense over the last decade, according to the Violence Policy Center.
If gun control advocates were more confident with their arguments, presumably they wouldn’t have to so grossly exaggerate their numbers. On December 27th, 2016 Politifact evaluated this claim that there are 7 children a day who die from guns, and Politifact’s Chris Nichols concluded that this claim by Congresswoman Jackie Speier that “more than seven children PER DAY have died from gun violence” was “mostly true.”
Politifact relies on a quote from the Brady Campaign’s website: “Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence.” The website notes that it crunched CDC data for children and young people through age 19.…
Dr. John Lott as another piece at Fox News on some of the false statements that fact checkers have made about guns, crime, taxes, and vote fraud.
To protect Americans against “fake” news, Facebook will now use filters so that only “reputable” articles can appear at the top of users’ trending news stories.
Dr. John Lott had a letter in the Washington Post responding to a piece in the previous Sunday’s paper by Daniel Webster and Ronald Daniels. The letter is as follows:
In their Oct. 23 Sunday Opinion essay, “Guns on campus only invite tragedies,” Daniel Webster and Ronald Daniels claimed that letting college students carry guns for protection is a “recipe for tragedy.”
Permit holders commit firearms-related violations at a lower rate than even the very low rate for police officers.
This letter wasn’t published, but it was sent to the New York Times after their article on a new Center for American Progress Claiming that gun laws reduce crime.
Dear Letters Editor:
The Times incorrectly describes a study as showing that gun control laws reduce violence (“Gun-Control Groups Push Growing Evidence That Laws Reduce Violence,” October 11th).