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In a paper claiming that safe-storage gun laws increase crime and do not decrease accidental deaths, Lott and Whitley: The Cummings et al., supra note 15, research provides evidence of a 23 percent drop in juvenile accidental gun deaths after the passage of safe-storage laws. Juvenile accidental gun deaths did decline after the passage of…

Another fabrication from John Lott

John Lott, in the National Review Online writes: Nor does it really matter that the only academic research on the impact of trigger locks on crime finds that states that require guns be locked up and unloaded face a five-percent increase in murder and a 12 percent increase in rape. Criminals are more likely to…

Lott in New Zealand

Terence is justifiably annoyed that his tax dollars are being spent on having John Lott give a keynote speech on firearms safety at a conference in New Zealand. Lott is going to claim that safe storage laws increase crime. I don’t know if he will continue to misrepresent the research that contradicts his claims. We…

Earlier I observed that Lott had claimed that a paper by Cummings et al that found a significant decline in juvenile accidental gun deaths following the introduction of safe storage laws was widely discredited because the researchers never factored in that accidental gun deaths have been falling everywhere for decades. When I pointed out that…

In Lott’s latest entry he has given up trying to support his claim that “the sensible girl ran for where the family guns were stored. But they were locked up tight.” and responded to this post, where I pointed out that Cummings et al clearly stated that they controlled for national trends, but Lott none…

The Fox News story that Lott cites contains some other falsehoods: For several years, gun control advocates have been quoting a study that reached a very different conclusion. University of Washington doctors claimed that in a dozen states which had safe storage laws, 39 children’s lives were saved. But the study has been widely discredited…