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).