Lott on gun laws and mass murders
John Lott's latest is at National Review Online.
"Contrary to public perception, Western Europe, most of whose countries have much tougher gun laws than the United States, has experienced many of the worst multiple-victim public shootings. Particularly telling, all the multiple-victim public shootings in Western Europe have occurred in places where civilians are not permitted to carry guns. The same is true in the United States: All the public shootings in which more than three people have been killed have occurred in places where civilians may not legally bring guns."
Hat tip to reader Jim Kindred...
Dear Mr. Hardy, I can't believe you support this nonsense by Prof. Lott. Even his tricky wording should be an indication that this is no more than cherry-picking anecdotal incidents to give a false impression.
"has experienced many of the worst multiple-victim public shootings"
C'mon, "many of the worst" means what, more than the U.S.? Not hardly.
I wrote about this article yesterday, naming John Lott "the other hardest working gun blogger," the first was Linoge.
That might seem like a slight to yourself and many others, but actually it's a compliment. What I meant by "hardest working" is in the spinning department.
Posted by: mikeb302000 at June 13, 2010 12:27 AM
You know, I'm starting to think there's a link here.
Posted by: Chris at June 14, 2010 02:18 PM