Archives for May, 2003

Also in the Fox News article we have: But Lott counters that the number of gun accidents among law-abiding citizens is remarkably low given that about 90 million Americans own firearms. As I explained earlier, Lott’s estimate of the number of firearm owners is much too high because he misunderstood the question in the poll…

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Jan Haugland writes about how blogs have been bad news for people named Lott: Even if Lott is not an outright fraud (which the evidence so far suggests he is), he is certainly not a scholar, and he is a using unethical methods and sloppy research. Also commenting on blogs and Lott are Greg Vassie…

I found a copy of the Fresno Bee story that Lott claimed “included the fact that while he was breaking in the eldest child, a fourteen year old girl with experience in target shooting, went to her parents’ bedroom, got out their handgun—and was unable to use it because of the trigger lock that her…

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Dr Limerick thinks Lott isn’t washed up, because the AEI and similar institutions will always have a place for him. Andrew Chamberlain tells us why character matters: By Lott’s total disregard for norms of honesty, he’s revealed a deep character flaw that runs to his core. And people always become what they have in their…

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Tom Spencer finds Lott’s complaints about a “pattern of deceit” at theNew York Times rather hilarious.

In chapter 7 of The Bias Against Guns, where Lott argues that “safe storage” laws cause increases in violent crime, he quotes from an op-ed: Jessica Lynne Carpenter is 14 years old. She knows how to shoot … Under the new “safe storage” laws being enacted in California and elsewhere, parents can be held criminally…

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Metafilter has a thread on Mary Rosh, while David Schimke also comments.

Matthew 7:3-5 department

Lott has written an op-ed where he criticizes the New York Times for a “pattern of deceit”.

Posts by d-squared and John Quiggin on data mining and Lott reminded me that Lott accused his critics of data mining in a response to Webster: The Black and Nagin paper excludes Florida after they have already excluded the 86 percent of the counties with populations fewer than 100,000. Eliminating Florida as well as counties…

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Brian Linse writes: The fact that former supporters (and some current supporters like NRO) haven’t been outspoken and firm in their denunciations of Lott’s irresponsible and unethical behavior is destined to do additional harm to the cause of gun rights.