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Kellermann’s studies on guns frequently get criticized by people who do not seem to have read them. The latest to do so is Michael Krauss, who writes Notwithstanding all this data, the press gave extraordinary publicity to a 1993 article by one Arthur Kellerman in the New England Journal of Medicine. Kellerman’s “study” concluded that…

On Sharing Data

Pro-gun writers frequently make false accusations that researchers they oppose do not share their data. For example, Lott claimed that Ayres and Donohue’s data was not available even though it was on Ayres’ webpage. Another example is Carl Moody, who claimed that Kellermann was lying because his data was not available. When I pointed out…

Lott’s myths

A 1998 Lott op-ed called “The Cold, Hard Facts About Guns” has been getting some blogspace attention, with links from Margi Lowry, Joshua Claybourn and pecksnif. pecksnif, apparently unaware of Mary Rosh, even asserts: unlike Michael A. Bellesiles, who also wrote about guns, Lott is not a known liar and fabricator of facts, nor was…

Kellermann’s data

After reading my posting yesterday, Alan Schussman was able to get Kellermann’s data in seven seconds and wonders Evidence. Right there. Data. Available. How do people get away this this crap? At least Moody admitted that Kellermann released his data. In discussion on Usenet, Lott just switched to the claim that Kellermann hadn’t released all…

gzuckier explains, in detail, what is wrong with Lott’s criticism of Kellermann. For some reason, Kellermann’s work seems to provoke badly flawed criticism. In another posting gzuckier demolishes three other critiques. In an earlier posting I noted that a critique by Kopel and Reynolds got all its facts wrong. And in a AEI event promoting…

Glenn Reynolds comments on the CNSNews article. Despite Ayres and Donohue’s best efforts, Reynolds is all agnostic on the Lott question, but fortunately he has an opinion on the study by Ludwig and Cook (who Reynolds calls “antigun researchers”): What’s most striking to me, though, is another study, by antigun researchers, that tries to measure…

Kellermann’s data

Since Kellermann had released his data when that paragraph was written, the part I left out was irrelevant. David Friedman writes: From your point of view, what is the story about his data? The story I thought I had seen was that he refused to release it until forced to do so–my vague memory was…

Mary Woods wrote: Kellermann also used a control case study, limiting his cases to the following criteria; “Any death ruled a homicide was included, regardless of the method used. Assault related injuries that were not immediately fatal were included if death followed within three months.” ( NEMJ vol.329, no.15, pg. 1084). Right there, that raised…

Causation and Kellermann

circe wrote: In homes with guns the homicide of a household member is three times more likely to occur than in homes without guns. New England Journal 1993;329.1084-1091. David Friedman writes: You may also have noticed that the death rate in hospitals is much higher than in hotels. So if only we abolished the hospitals…

Lott on Kellermann

Lott grossly misrepresents Kellermann’s study. He states that “they fail to report that in only 8 of these 444 homicide cases could it be established that the gun involved had been kept in the home.” Kellermann et al do indeed fail to report that, but that is because it is not true. They do note…