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…This is how much more likely undocumented immigrants are to be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans, according to a study of data in that state by economist John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Hot Air, September 7, 2018
Back in 2016, Adam Lankford, a University of Alabama professor, published a study claiming that roughly one-third of the mass shootings in the world take place in America. The study was widely panned almost immediately, with other experts in the field describing it as junk science which should never have made it into print in a scholarly publication, but it served as a perfect vehicle for the media to talk about the need for stricter gun control laws.
Instapundit, September 24, 2018
IS IT TRUE THAT WITH ONLY 4.5% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION, THE UNITED STATES ACCOUNTS FOR 31% OF ALL MASS PUBLIC SHOOTERS? According to John Lott, the answer is no. He writes: How a Botched Study Fooled the World About the U.S. Share of Mass Public Shootings: U.S.
New York Post, September 4, 2018
Politicians at Sen. John McCain’s funeral bemoaned the loss of civility in politics, notes John R. Lott Jr. at Townhall, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing this week is proving that. Why? Government has grown “by leaps and bounds,” and decisions “have far-reaching consequences.” A century ago, Lott recalls, federal spending was less than 3 percent of GDP.…
Gavin McInnes mentions our new research: How a Botched Study Fooled the World About the U.S. Share of Mass Public Shootings: U.S. Rate is Lower than Global Average.
Gavin also refers to an article on our work in the Washington Times, which can be found here.
On CRTV Tonight with Gavin McInnes, August 31, 2018
A must read: RealClearPolitics’ Washington Bureau Chief has a very detailed article on a completely false and highly influential claim regarding distribution of mass public shootings around the world.
Three years ago, which means it was before the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs — but after Sandy Hook Elementary and Fort Hood — a University of Alabama professor sought to answer a chilling public policy question: Do countries other than the U.S.
National Review, September 4, 2018
I’ve previously discussed the research of Adam Lankford, who claims that the U.S. is home to nearly a third of the entire world’s mass shootings and blames our high level of gun ownership, and I’ve noted his refusal “to share information about his analysis with media outlets likely to criticize him.” He also refuses to share data with rival researchers, and one of them, John Lott, has thrown down the gauntlet.
Circa News has a story carried on Sinclair news sites on our new research on the rate of mass public shooters/shootings across countries. Their piece starts this way:
In the gun control debate, it is hard enough to agree on solutions but often getting the facts straight can be a problem, whether it’s underestimating the problem, or in this case, overestimating.
Fox News is the latest to have a news article on our latest research comparing the rate of mass shooters across countries. The title of their piece is slightly off. They should have noted that we found the US made up less than 1.5% of mass public shooters. The Fox News article is available here.…
Paul Bedard at the Washington Examiner has a brief write up on our new research on mass public shootings around the world.
An authoritative fact check of a media-hyped report that 31 percent of the world’s mass shootings have occurred in the United States has found that just 1.43 of the killings happened in America.