The New York Times is well know for its bias, but here is yet another example of the Times making a claim that is clearly false. In an article titled “Rarity of Tulsa Shooting: Female Officers Are Almost Never Involved,” they claim:
Research on the subject has ranged from being inconclusive to showing that the opposite is true — that women are less likely to use force, even controlling for their relatively low representation among police forces.
Dr. John Lott had a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times responding to an error filled op-ed by gun control advocates Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes, who appear to be part of the Bloomberg funded gun control network.
To the editor: Evan DeFilippis’ and Devin Hughes’ op-ed article defending gun control and criticizing my research is filled with flaws.
Dear Letters Editor:
Alan Berlow quotes one person who isn’t worried about gun registration leading to confiscation (“Gun Control That Actually Works,” May 31). But this isn’t very assuring. In 2013, New York City used registration lists to confiscate guns. Americans have seen this happen in California, Chicago, and Connecticut.
Evidence suggests registration has not been important to solving crimes.
The New York Times continues its reliance on the Violence Policy Center’s discussion about concealed handgun permit holders.
since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense.
The Times didn’t take our letter to the editor, but this is what we sent in:
…Dear Letters Editor:The Times erroneously asserts that over 8.5 years there were 763 non-self-defense gun deaths nationwide by concealed handgun permit holders (“The Concealed-Carry Fantasy,” October 26).
The New York Times recently had this editorial:
Seventy-thousand people are expected to attend the National Rifle Association’s convention opening on Friday in Tennessee, but they won’t be allowed to carry firearms in one of the main convention venues. This may run counter to the N.R.A.’s ideas about carrying guns everywhere, from elementary schools to workplaces.
There are many errors in the New York Times on guns all the time. We regularly send letters to the Times, but they aren’t interesting in correcting the errors.
…Dear Letters Editor:The Times erroneously asserts that over almost eight years there were 722 non-self-defense gun deaths nationwide by concealed handgun permit holders (“Concealed Carry’s Body Count,” 2/11).