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More gun lies in the LA Times

Tim Lambert is shocked that the LA Times would print pro-gun lies! I think it doesn’t even begin to make up for all the anti-gun lies they’ve told over the years.

No, I kid. Tim is upset that the LA Times is publishing John Lott. Tim is, however, spot on in noting that the data Lott uses only includes 3 months in which the ban on weapons that look like assault weapons was gone. I wrote about this claim before.

While I appreciate Lott’s efforts, our side needs to be correct in both ideals and our claims of factual data. The other side’s claims consist almost entirely of lies and misrepresentations. We’re better than that.

2 Responses to “More gun lies in the LA Times”

  1. Xrlq Says:

    Lambert is right, to a point: three months of data showing a small decrease in crime is probably not enough to justify any conclusion that the sunset of the AW ban has prevented any crimes. However, three months is plenty of data to show that the AW ban supporters were full of crap. If their nightmarish predictions had a kernel of truth, that same three month period would show a large spike in crime that simply isn’t there.

  2. SayUncle Says:

    I concur. But this ain’t a post about that.