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John Lott is at it again. This time he accuses Chris Brown of misquoting him when in fact Lott’s post had been quietly corrected after Brown pointed out that is was wrong. This seems to be the same behaviour that got him into trouble over his mystery survey. Rather than concede that he had made…

Despiting having no supporting data, Lott claimed over and over and over again that merely brandishing a gun was sufficient to scare off a criminal 98% of the time. In 2002, he conducted a survey that he claims gave a very similar number — 95%. But nobody can replicate this result. And by “replicate” I…

A few years ago, the National Research Council reviewed the evidence on firearms and crime and concluded: There is no credible evidence that “right-to-carry” laws, which allow qualified adults to carry concealed handguns, either decrease or increase violent crime. Paul Cassell says that he finds plausible a new paper by Moody and Marvell that reanalyzes…