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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publishes Bogus Science from RAND on gun control

23 Jun , 2020  

In a paper titled, “Changes in firearm mortality following the implementation of state laws regulating firearm access and use,” RAND Corporation staffers have published a paper examining child access prevention (CAP), right-to-carry (RTC), and stand your ground (SYG) laws. The paper shows that the people at RAND are continuing doing very biased and poorly done research on gun control.…

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Wells Fargo will spend $10 million on gun violence “research”

2 May , 2020  

In order to buy protection from gun control groups, Wells Fargo has promised to give more than $10 million to support their research agenda.

Trisha Schultz, a Wells Fargo spokeswoman, said in a statement that the bank planned to invest more than $10 million over three years in studying gun-violence prevention and in improving school safety.

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At Townhall.com: House Panel Allots $50M to Study Gun Violence

2 May , 2019  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com discusses the House Appropriations Committee Allotting $50 million for public health research on guns. Lott’s piece begins this way:

One of the most common attacks on the National Rifle Association is that it supposedly prevents academics from doing research on firearms. “[Academics] were forced to stop their work at the point of a gun—or at least at the insistence of National Rifle Association,” wrote the Washington Post of the 1996 Dickey Amendment.

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At Fox News: Dems want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership

8 Mar , 2019  

Dr. John Lott appeared yesterday before the House Appropriations Committee to testify about the need for the CDC to fund research on gun ownership. He has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Democrats in the U.S. House are likely to approve spending $50 million in taxpayer funds for public health research on gun violence.

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Notes on the Harvard Injury Control Research Center page on Homicide

10 Dec , 2018  

People often link to the Harvard Injury Control Research Center page on Homicide as evidence to prove that gun ownership is a negative. If guns are on a net negative on safety, how come every single place that has banned guns (all guns or all handguns) has seen an increase in murder/homicides?…

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Problems with Siegel et al, American Journal of Public Health, “Easiness of Legal Access to Concealed Firearm Permits and Homicide Rates in the United States”

8 Mar , 2018  

Siegel, Xuan, Ross, Galea, Kalesan, Fleegler, and Goss have a paper in the American Journal of Public Health that claims to be the first paper to find a statistically significant increase in homicides from the passage of right-to-carry laws.

The bottom line is that even accepting the regressions that the Siegel at all ran, they didn’t  calculate their levels of statistical significance properly.

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Obama administration people still pushing out junk science on gun issues

16 Nov , 2017  

A new very short report from a few people at the Harvard Business School claims that waiting periods reduce homicides, though they find that there is no consistent effect on suicides.  The report is titled “Handgun waiting periods reduce gun deaths,” and it was released by the National Academy of Sciences.  …

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New Public Health Study on Gun shows in Annals of Internal Medicine (also our discussion in the Washington Examiner)

23 Oct , 2017  

 A new study from The Annals of Internal Medicine titled “In-State and Interstate Associations Between Gun Shows and Firearm Deaths and Injuries“

Results: Compared with the 2 weeks before, postshow firearm injury rates remained stable in regions near California gun shows but increased from 0.67 injuries (95% CI, 0.55 to 0.80 injuries) to 1.14 injuries (CI, 0.97 to 1.30 injuries) per 100 000 persons in regions near Nevada shows.

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CPRC on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates

22 Feb , 2017  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates.  Lott’s book, The War on Guns, shows that when this data accounts for national changes in crime rates the higher gun ownership rates in a state are actually associated with lower rates of police being killed on the job.…

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Problems with the new Harvard-Northeastern Gun Survey

21 Sep , 2016  

The new Harvard-Northeastern survey is very disappointing. There are two points to this survey.  That the percentage of the population owning guns is falling and that a very small percent of the population is buying a huge number of guns.  The new book The War on Guns has a chapter showing that both of these points are inaccurate.

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