22 Apr , 2018

Easily $9 million was spent on the gun control “March for Our Lives” event

.For a rally that brought in 200,000 people, this was a pretty expensive event.  Easily $9 million that we know of was spent on the “March for Our Lives” event, but that is not counting in-kind help and much of the spending that didn’t go through the main organization.  An early estimate of $5 million from the main organization (the “March for Our Lives Action Fund”), $2.5 million in grants from Bloomberg’s Everytown (presumably much more from them in other ways), up to $1.5 million from Lyft, free hotel rooms and food, and for many people free air travel.…

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14 Apr , 2018

Robert Reich’s lies about Guns

Robert Reich’s “5 Points to Counter the NRA” received over 2 million views just on one Facebook page (video is available here).  So it isn’t too surprising that a large number of Americans are being convinced that stricter gun control is the answer for reducing gun-related deaths.  The video above is from a discussion that John Lott had with Gavin McInnes about Reich’s video.…

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13 Apr , 2018

Correcting Gun Control Lies about “America’s unique gun violence problem,” responding to Vox.com’s maps and charts

Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  Below, we will respond to the individual graphs below on Vox’s terms.  But there are a lot of assumptions behind Vox’s graphs.  Often, just one or two public health studies are cited to make a particular point, without discussing any of the known weaknesses with these studies. …

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2 Apr , 2018

What gun control advocates don’t understand about mass public shootings and gun-free zones

As the accompanying picture indicates, gun control advocates don’t seem to understand that there are two types of shooting attacks: 1) where there is only one target (such as a President) or 2) where a shooter is trying to kill as many as people as possible, typically in a public place such as a school or mall. …

12 Aug , 2017

Did the National Research Council Report on “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review” show that right-to-carry laws don’t reduce crime?

A frequent claim by gun control advocates is that the National Research Council (NRC) 2005 report, “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review,” has “debunked,” “emphatically rejected,” “disproved,” or failed to support research showing that right-to-carry laws reduce crime.  It is not too surprising that gun control advocates and the media like to point to their interpretation of the NRC report because the studies that look at the data for the US normally find strong support for right-to-carry laws reducing violent crime.  …

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20 Dec , 2016

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UPDATE: How badly did the gun control movie, Miss Sloane, end up doing? Fewer than 10 people per movie theater per day this past weekend

After its second full weekend of national release it is clear that the new gun control movie, Miss Sloane, will soon be yanked from most of the theaters showing it.  The movie has so far made $3.2 million, but its budget was reported $13 million.  In addition, they spent $15.9 million on television advertising.…

1 Dec , 2016

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Once Again, Gun Control advocates push for gun control after Ohio State University Terrorist Attack before they know the facts

Does it matter that gun control advocates keep pushing for regulations before they know any facts?  In this case, everyone from the Democrats vice presidential candidate, Senator Tim Kaine, to Shannon Watts with Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety went so far as to claim an attack had occurred with guns when it was done with a car and a knife.  …

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18 Jun , 2014

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Former executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety admits that their proposals won’t stop these attacks

Mark Glaze, the executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety until earlier this month, told the Wall Street Journal that the policies that they propose enacting wouldn’t stop these attacks:

“Because people perceive a mismatch in the policy solutions that we have to offer and the way some of these mass shootings happened, you know, it is a messaging problem for us, I think.

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29 Apr , 2014

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CPRC at National Review: “Bogus Gun-Control Numbers: To prove that concealed handguns are dangerous, the Violence Policy Center cooks the books”

How far will gun control advocates go to advance their cause? The newest piece at National Review Online starts this way:

People walking the streets armed with guns are dangerous, right? With all 50 states finally allowing concealed handguns to at least some degree and with over 11 million Americans now having permits to carry them, this question ought to have been settled.

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