New York Times Column Predicted Trump Victory (Sort Of)
Media

New York Times Column Predicted Trump Victory (Sort Of)

In doing some background reading for my recent post on gun ownership statistics, I came across a very interesting guest column on the New York Times’ “The Upshot” page. It was written by David Rothschild, an economist at Microsoft Research (PredictWise.com), and Sharad Goel, an assistant professor at Stanford University in the School of Engineering. … Continue reading

Memo to The Trace: Your Antipathy Toward Gun Owners is Pissing Me Off
Firearms / Media / My Experience

Memo to The Trace: Your Antipathy Toward Gun Owners is Pissing Me Off

To: The Trace From: A Liberal Social Scientist Studying Guns Date: 22 September 2016 Re: Your Antipathy Toward Gun Owners In my Sociology of Guns seminar today, we are reading an excerpt from (Harvard Bachelor’s, Cambridge Master’s, and University of California Ph.D.) anthropologist Abigail Kohn’s book, Shooters: Myths and Realities of America’s Gun Cultures. Published … Continue reading

A Fact-Driven Response to the New York Times “Gun Epidemic” Editorial
Firearms / Media

A Fact-Driven Response to the New York Times “Gun Epidemic” Editorial

A reader whose views I respect criticized my recent response to the New York Times’ historic front page editorial, “A Gun Epidemic,” because it was based more on my opinions than on facts. Although I don’t entirely agree with that criticism, I thought I would post this further fact-driven response to one of the main … Continue reading

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez
Concealed Carry / Firearms / Media / Personal Defense

Decent New York Times Article on Detroit Home Depot Vigilante Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez

I don’t always read New York Times articles even on topics of interest to me because they are frequently so biased, but a colleague forwarded me a link to a follow-up story about the woman — now identified as 46-year old Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez — who shot at a fleeing shoplifter’s car at a suburban Detroit … Continue reading

What is Worse, The Violence Policy Center or the New York Times Editorial Board?
Concealed Carry / Fear / Firearms

What is Worse, The Violence Policy Center or the New York Times Editorial Board?

What is worse? That the Violence Policy Center continues to promote brutally flawed “research” on “concealed carry killers”? Or that the New York Times’ editorial board publicized it? I am leaning toward the latter. We expect an advocacy group to do whatever it takes to promote their cause. The Violence Policy Center, its name notwithstanding, … Continue reading