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UPDATED: Correcting Gun Control false claims about “America’s unique gun violence problem” and “How to Reduce Shootings”

13 Jan , 2019  

UPDATED, originally Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  A similar New York Times opinion piece by Nicolas Kristof on “How to Reduce Shootings” and another at the BBC titled “America’s gun culture in 10 charts” have gained attention.  …

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Senior staff links their work at Dick’s to gun control advocacy, “Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hit by Tougher Stance on Guns,”

17 Dec , 2018  

While other outlets such as Walmart haven’t seen a slow down in gun sales, the same thing wasn’t true about Dick’s Sporting Goods after their decision to hire lobbyists for gun control. During the spring, this became public:

The sporting-goods chain is working with three lobbyists from the Glover Park Group to take on the topic, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a disclosure form filed late last month.

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The Rand Corporation’s dishonest report on gun control

23 Oct , 2018  

The Rand Corporation reaches its conclusions on gun control by having its survey completely ignore studies that indicate that gun control is harmful. Their survey also inaccurately misstates the studies that they do reference.

Time after time, their justifications for excluding studies are simply false. When a study finds that there’s no statistically significant evidence that a particular law had an impact, Rand calls the results “uncertain” or “inconclusive.”…

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

22 Apr , 2018  

.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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Robert Reich’s false claims about Guns

14 Apr , 2018   Video

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

2 Apr , 2018  

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.  …

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

12 Aug , 2017  

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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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

20 Dec , 2016  

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.…

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

1 Dec , 2016  

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

18 Jun , 2014  

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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