6 Oct , 2017

On Hannity’s TV show on Fox News, Evidence that More Guns, Less Crime

WELL WORTH WATCHING: Dr. John Lott and Robert Massi talked to Sean Hannity about the impact of gun control on crime rates.  The first part of the segment examines John Lott’s research on guns and crime.

The one note that we would have added to Hannity’s discussion on the graphs was that the UK’s homicide rate only started to decline after a very large increase in the number of police.…

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16 Oct , 2015

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Hillary Clinton Lauding Australia and UK gun control laws


Here is a transcript of Hillary Clinton’s comments on October 16, 2015 in Keene, New Hampshire.

VOTER: Back to handguns. Recently, Australia managed to get away, or take away tens of thousands, millions of handguns. In one year, they were all gone. Can we do that? If we can’t, why can’t we?

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31 Mar , 2014

Homicide rates across all countries

Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries

Charles Blow in the New York Times last year made the very common argument: “America has the highest gun homicide rate, the highest number of guns per capita . . . .”  In another story, the New York Times quotes researcher David Hemenway as claiming: “Generally, if you live in a civilized society, more guns mean more death.”  CNN’s Piers Morgan believes: “America has the worst incidents of gun murders of any of what they call the civilized world.”  Bloomberg’s Businessweek also made similar claims this spring.  …

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1 Dec , 2013

Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

Original post: Every place that has been banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.

For an example of homicide rates before and after a ban, take the case of the handgun ban in England and Wales in January 1997 (source here see Table 1.01 and the column marked “Offences currently recorded as homicide per million population,” UPDATED numbers available here).  …

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