7 Jun , 2018

Talk on Gun Control Advocate False Claims

Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the lies that gun control advocates make at the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles on May 20, 2018.  Many of the graphs and a more discussion is available in our recent post available here and Dr. Lott’s book The War on Guns

 

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29 May , 2018

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

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 has gained attention for illustrating “How to Reduce Shootings.”  Below, we will respond to the individual graphs on Vox’s and then on Kristof’s terms. …

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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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14 Apr , 2018

Robert Reich’s false claims 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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