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An editorial critique of the study, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study”

Ecologic studies are notorious for inherent errors of methodology, confounding variables, and magnifying other sample biases intrinsic to fault-prone, population-based epidemiological studies. But in the paper, “Firearm Ownership and Violent Crime in the U.S.—An Ecologic Study,” recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,[1] we find additional problems resulting from the well known proclivity […]

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Police shootings and black on black crime

According to data from both USA Today and the FBI Supplementary Homicide Report, there are approximately 400 “felons” killed by police officers or “justifiable homicides” yearly in the US. In 2012, for example, there were 426 such homicides. These figures represent cases in which officers killing a suspect claim there was “an urgent safety need”

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Looting and Burning — Trampling the Rule of Law!

Today we awakened to the dramatic headlines: “Ferguson Businesses Torched in Overnight Protests,” “Ferguson Explodes Following Grand Jury Decision Not to Indict,” “Ferguson Businesses Burned, Looted.” A caption to one of the graphic photos of the burning inferno read: “Protesters take their pictures in front of the burning Juanita’s Fashion R Boutique on West Florissant

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More Guns, Less Crime : Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws (Studies in Law and Economics) by John R. Lott, Jr.

In this most momentous book, John R. Lott, Jr., studied the FBI’s massive yearly crime statistics for all 3,054 U.S. counties over 18 years (1977-1994), the largest national survey on gun ownership and state police documentation in illegal gun use, and comes to some startling conclusions: 1. While neither state waiting periods nor the federal

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