Thursday, November 05, 2015

John Lott: The New York Times Keeps Getting Its Gun Facts Shockingly Wrong

Here is a link to an op-ed by John Lott that shows how disingenuous the New York Times is when it comes to guns.  For the New York Times, facts don't matter if they conflict with agenda.

A snippet:

Last week, a New York Times editorial shockingly claimed that American concealed handgun permit holders have been responsible for 763 non-self-defense deaths since 2007. The Times editorial cites these numbers as proof of the “myth of the vigilant citizen” and “foolhardy notion of quick-draw resistance.”

But the numbers they rely on from the Violence Policy Center are fatally flawed, quadruple counting legitimate self-defense cases as criminal murders and blaming suicides on permits when the suicides don’t even involve guns. More disturbing, the Times has been called on using these same numbers before, but they keep on using the numbers and never acknowledge any of the problems.

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