What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 17, 2013

John Lott on Mike Pintek's KDKA Airspace

Discredited firearms "researcher" is now being interviewed in Mike Pintek's show on KDKA.

He just said that there's been a lot of research that "confirmed" his "more guns = less crime" thesis.

Too bad this is wrong.

The National Academy of Science published in 2004 a bood called "Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review" and Chapter 6 is devoted to Lott's thesis.  And what did they find?  From the Executive Summary we learn that:
...no credible evidence that the passage of right-to-carry laws decreases or increases violent crime.
And then there's this from Johns Hopkins this year:
A large body of research has been conducted to investigate the effect of RTC laws on violence. Most notably, research led by John Lott, Jr. suggests that RTC laws have led to significant reductions in violent crime.  But the research showing crime-reducing effects of RTC laws, including Lott’s, has been carefully reviewed by a National Council of Research panel of experts, and others, and has been found to have serious flaws.
And yet he got on Pintek's air today.

Tells you alot about Pintek, doesn't it?


Heir to the Throne said...

But this does not discredit the Johns Hopkins report:
Johns Hopkins to host Bloomberg, experts for gun policy summit

The report even cites Bloomberg's anti gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns,

No bias there!

Dayvoe said...

Yet another non sequitur from HTTT.

It's not even funny.

Heir to the Throne said...

non sequitur?
Johns Hopkins whitepaper that you linked to cites a poll by Bloomberg's anti gun Mayors Against Illegal Guns as a source.

EdHeath said...

You're right, HTTT, any poll conducted by Frank Luntz, Republican strategist, is not to be trusted.

Or did you think we can't read?

Heir to the Throne said...

Frank Luntz is a hack pollster who words the questions in his poll to get the results wanted by whoever paying him.