Skip to comments.Scientist Responds to Claim that John Lott is Responsible for Mass Murder
Posted on 06/07/2017 10:15:29 AM PDT by marktwain
A writer at Pacific Standard, Peter Moskowitz, assigned a measure of responsibility for a few of the latest mass public shootings ( Orlando Pulse Jihadi attack, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood Jihadi attack, Navy Yard shooting, Aurora Theater shooting, and Charleston Church shooting) to John Lott. Why?
It appears to be because John Lott conducts research that shows that more legally armed citizens reduce violent crime, and that gun free zones attract mass shootings.
Moskowitz admits that he is ill prepared to judge Lott's work. From psmag.com:
I will not be able to debunk Lott here and now. I am not an academic. Iand 99 percent of people, I'd venture to guessam not as good with statistics as Lott. What I can tell you is what the people who do have that skillset say. There are many people who agree with Lottespecially in the fields of criminology and economics. But it appears the majority of researchers who work in the field say Lott's wrong: that his analyses are misleading, that they skew data to favor certain outcomes, and that his research methods don't stand up to scrutiny. If they did, his critics say, Lott would still be published in academic journals, or doing his research out of a university instead of a non-profit called the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Every person is faced with the problem of confirmation bias when determining how to evaluate various claims. People selectively prefer claims that confirm their perception on disputed subjects. Scientists are trained to fight this tendency. It was with interest that I read another scientist' evaluation of Lott's work. It was posted in a series of comments on Mosqowitz' article.
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Lott’s statistics are (with a small number of niggling exceptions) done perfectly. As a professional who looked carefully, I have been unable to find procedural errors or even confirmation bias in his work.
Judge a tree by its fruit.
There are a lot of places where people gather. The ones where mass shootings take place (virtually) all have one thing in common: they are gun free zones.
Peter Muckrakerovich is an idiot.
The other issues involve molly coddling a ghetto demographic that, thanks to Maxine Waters, Jesse carJackson and Al Pimpton, run absolutely wild. That particular demographic can't be expelled, incarcerated, shot, etc, without the usual suspects getting votes/cash off the crisis.
Also, thanks to 28 years of treasonous POTUS', we've got criminals flooding across our borders destroying the country.
Finally, and this is largely Jorge Busho's fault, we're inundated with raghead savages that are working to destroy Western Civilization.
All these are separate issues deserving their own study.
“It appears to be because John Lott conducts research that shows that more legally armed citizens reduce violent crime, and that gun free zones attract mass shootings.”
Don’t ever tell the truth today. Someone will get offended and have to retreat to their safe space and suck their thumb.
Research is a colonial, white supremacist, elite process, says some puke “professor” at Purdue University.
And all of history proves Lott is correct, and all philosophy proves Lott is correct, since Socrates.
Just evil irrational ideologies state that Lott is “wrong”-—but those ideologies, like islam, Marxism, satanism, etc. are all totally removed from Truth and Natural Laws/God’s Laws (our Constitution).
Truth will set us free. Now, no one “knows” the “Truth”, but Lott is closer to the truth about gun control than any other person on earth. He researched and proved it in the most rational ways possible.
Truth is more hated than lies and is why most schools ban the Truth from children now-—and that is why Lott is so vilified-—Truth is DANGEROUS for Truth will set us Free!!!!! All the elites want us to be ignorant SLAVES only—(just filled with lies and disinformation).
Gun shows! How many mass shootings happen there?
Now some shootings have happened in Gun shops and this is what will happen should that occur every time:
Universities are Marxist training centers. They are wholly incapable of objective research.
There is still some objective research done in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
But much of science and medicine have been corrupted to be politically correct.
What John Lott has said has been proven by statistical data. What statistical data does this man have to prove what he says?
It seems he is completely solid with confirmation bias.
He will believe people who say that what he thinks is right.
Ping on my article about the hit piece at Pacific Standard.
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