Investigating the New York Times’ Dangerous Gun Myths
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Investigating the New York Times’ Dangerous Gun Myths

In response to testimony given before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence by Gayle Trotter of the Independent Women’s Forum (described by the Times as “a right-wing public policy group that provides pseudofeminist support for extreme positions that are in fact dangerous to women”), the New York Times editorialized, “The idea that guns … Continue reading

My Initial Take on the More Guns, More or Less Crime Debate
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My Initial Take on the More Guns, More or Less Crime Debate

In response to my post on Michael Glassner’s anti-gun sentiments in his “Culture of Fear” book, my fellow sociologist Matt Loveland pointed me to an article by economist Mark Duggan called “More Guns, More Crime,” published in the Journal of Political Economy in October 2001 (volume 109, number 5, pages 1086-1114). Duggan’s abstract reads: This … Continue reading