7 May , 2018

On the lies by gun control advocates and how opposition to gun control has changed over time

Dr. John Lott’s talk in Dallas on May 6, 2018, at the NRA Annual Convention. He went through a series of lies by gun control advocates after he briefly discussed on the opposition to gun control has changed over the last couple of decades.  Unfortunately, the graphs are not particularly clear in the video, though a related link that covers some of the topics discussed here along with the graphs can be found here.…

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5 May , 2018

Klarevas’ false claims about the federal assault weapons ban and mass public shootings

The Data files for the data used below is available here.

A large amount of research has been done on the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.  It has consistently found no statistically significant impact on mass public shootings or any other type of crime.…

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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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