Different River

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April 4, 2005

NYTimes gets it right

Filed under: — Different River @ 11:00 am

I regularly dump on the mainstream media, especially the New York Times, for getting things horribly wrong. So, to be fair I am compelled to point out when the get something right, especially on a topic they usually get wrong.

See this article from the NYT: Shootings Fuel a Drive to Ease Gun Laws” by Kate Zernike. (Hat tip: Alphecca.)

The only thing I can add is that all of the recent highly-publicized shooting have all taken place where guns are more or less completely illegal — a courthouse (in Atlanta), a high school (in Minnesota), a church service in Wisconsin, and Chicago. These laws obviously didn’t prevent the shootings. In fact, a study by John R. Lott, Jr. and WIlliam Landes found that is is extremely rare for a multiple-victim public shooting to take place in a state that issues concealed-carry permits; those that do take place in such states tend to occur in locations when carrying guns is illegal (courthouses, schools, churches, etc.).

One Response to “NYTimes gets it right”

  1. Gary Says:

    It goes back to that saying, “when guns are outlawed, only criminals will have guns”. The anti gun crowd has a mental block that prevents them from seeing logic and common sense. They are just driven by their own agenda and use the gun excuse to satify their mental problems, many stemming from a distorted childhood.

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