Op-eds

6/30/08
Reaction to D.C. Gun Ban Decision (Fox News)

6/25/08
Handgun bans don't cut crime (National Post)

6/23/08
Why Flip-Flopping Matters (Fox News)

6/17/08
No Profits, No Oil (Fox News)

6/16/08
ANALYSIS: Is It Really a '$3 Trillion War'? (Fox News)

6/10/08
The Big Picture Behind Abortion (Fox News)

6/3/08
Looking at Fluorescent Bulbs in Different Light (Fox News)

5/26/08
Is There Really a Bias Against Women in Politics? History Suggests Otherwise (Fox News)

5/25/08
There's no evidence that banning guns cuts crime (Philadelphia Inquirer)

5/19/08
Secret Ballots May End in Union Elections If Obama Becomes President (Fox News)

5/12/08
High Gas Prices Are Not Something New (Defending Oil Speculators) (Fox News)

5/5/08
Real Economic Truth (Fox News)

4/28/08
Ethanol Mandates Cause Rising Food Prices (Fox News)

4/21/08
Gun-Free Zones Are Not Safe (Fox News)

4/16/08
McCain in the Middle? (Fox News)

4/14/08
Obama Bitter About Free Markets (Fox News)

4/9/08
Abortion Rate Among Black Women Far Exceeds Rate for Other Groups (Fox News)

4/7/08
Obama and Guns: Two Different Views (Fox News)

3/31/08
The 'Recession' Is a Media Myth (Fox News)

3/24/08
Blacks Have a Choice to Be, or Not Be a 'Victim' (Fox News)

3/19/08
Gun locks targeted in DC gun ban oral arguments (Jurist: Legal News & Research)

3/18/08
Going Up for Second: Gun rights@SCOTUS (National Review Online)

3/17/08
Financial Markets Are in a Mess (Fox News)

3/11/08
D.C. Gun Ban Proponents Ignore the Facts (Fox News)

3/05/08
Campaign-Finance Breakdown (Wall Street Journal)

3/03/08
No Global Warming Crisis (Fox News)

2/25/08
Columbine To Va. Tech To NIU: Gun-Free Zones Or Killing Fields? (Investors Business Daily)

1/28/08
'Stimulus' Package Won't Jolt Economy (Fox News)

1/14/08
Bad Brief: The Bush DOJ shoots at the Second Amedment (National Review Online)

1/7/08
BLOOMY'S BILLIONS: 'REFORMS' BOOST HIS '08 EDGE (New York Post)

12/27/07
The High Cost of Higher MPG restrictions (Human Events)

12/06/07
Media Coverage of Mall Shooting Fails to Reveal Mall's Gun-Free-Zone Status (Fox News)

11/27/07
Does the Fear of Jail Actually Prevent Crime? (Fox News)

11/27/07
Women's suffrage over time: The Gender Gap Isn't What Most Think (Washington Times)

11/13/07
A 'Tip' for Hillary: Admit Your Mistakes (Fox News)

11/2/07
DEATH PENALTY'S DEADLY VACATION (New York Post)

10/19/07
Get Your Hunt On: It’s good for the animals (National Review Online)

10/19/07
Teachers Packing Heat? (TCS Daily)

10/10/07
Guns Don't Kill Kids, Irresponsible Adults With Guns Do (Fox News)

9/26/07
Giuliani Bobs and Weaves on Gun Control Record (Fox News)

9/17/07
UNFAIR PRESS POWER (New York Post)

9/13/07
D.C. Handgun Ban (Fox News)

9/07/07
FALLING BRIDGES: THE NATION DOESN'T FACE A CRISIS (New York Post)

9/07/07
D.C.'s flawed reasoning (Washington Times)

8/31/07
The Endangered Species Act Out of Control (Fox News)

8/28/07
More Guns, Not Less, Would Prevent Shooting Massacres (Fox News)

8/20/07
Does Government Weather Forecasting Endanger Lives? (Fox News)

8/10/07
Should a Web Site Post Best Ideas for Successful Terrorist Plots? (Fox News)

8/02/07
Are salmon really endangered?. (Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon)

7/27/07
Life, Liberty . . . And the protection of property. (National Review Online)

7/26/07
Driving the Lemon Myth Off the Lot (Fox News)

7/17/07
Guns don't kill people, Phila. does (Philadelphia Inquirer)

7/17/07
Property-rights dispute (Washington Times)

7/02/07
Immigration Debate May Be Dead, but Flaws in Legislation Remain (FoxNews.com)

6/25/07
Pumping Out Bad Policies (TCSDaily.com)

6/20/07
Death as Deterrent(FoxNews.com)

6/19/07
It's Not Enough to Be 'Wanted': Illegitimacy has risen despite--indeed, because of--legal abortion (OpinionJournal.com)

5/29/07
Moore's Myths (Sicko) (FoxNews.com)

5/20/07
Billion-Dollar Bloomberg Run for White House Exposes Flaws in Campaign Finance Laws (FoxNews.com)

5/11/07
Conceal-carry was factor in stopping attack (Columbus Dispatch)

4/24/07
Debating Gun Control Laws (Washington Post Live Discussions)

4/23/07
Bans don't deter killers: Look what happened at Columbine and Virginia Tech, both ‘gun-free zones’. (USA Today)

4/19/07
Gun laws disarm the vulnerable, not killers (The Australian)

4/09/07
Flawed Laws Help Stalkers Victimize Women

3/25/07
The Crime-Statistics Con Job

3/22/07
Law and Order and Guns: Rudy has some funny views on guns; he’d better beware if Thompson enters the race.

3/12/07
Rearming: The D.C. gun ban gets overruled

3/11/07
Review of Clayton Cramer’s terrific new book, "Armed America"

2/07/07
'Concealing the Facts' (Correcting the New York TImes)

1/28/07
Gun scruples (Gun Show Regulations)

1/28/07
Reviewing CONFIRMATION WARS: PRESERVING INDEPENDENT COURTS IN ANGRY TIMES BY BENJAMIN WITTES

11/07/06
Electric Politics: Democrats are spreading fear over new computerized voting machines.

10/26/06
Special treatment for Air America

9/26/06
Hiring more police is the real answer

9/16/06
Data in Marjorie Cortez's gun piece disputed

9/14/06
NY GUN LAWS & THE GRANNY

8/08/06
Guns and Children, letter in NY Times

8/03/06
Stealing Garbage: Why would Republicans want to co-opt Democrats’ bad ideas?

7/26/06
A Fair Shot: New legislation aims to ease the unfair burden on gun-store operators.

7/06/06
A false safety

7/06/06
Look South: Americans could learn from Mexican elections

6/26/06
No Safety Lock: The U.N. shouldn’t be so sure gun-control works.

5/17/06
Friendly Fire: If McCain’s going to claim he’s a conservative on guns, then he’s got some explaining to do.

3/21/06
Defenseless Decision: Why were guns taken from law-abiding citizens in New Orleans?

3/01/06
Don't Mess With Texas

2/25/06
Liberal Road Rage

2/16/06
The criminal constituency

2/16/06
DON'T BLAME HUNTERS

1/27/06
Uncertain effects (Letters to the Editor on Assault Weapons Ban)

1/25/06
Pulling Rank (discusses Senate Republicans referencing ABA judicial rankings)

1/9/06
Gun Control Lessons for Bloomberg

1/1/06
A Girl's Guide to Guns (Book Review)

12/19/05
Silver's 'Controls' Don't Work

11/29/05
Biden's risky business

11/23/05
Crime increased after handguns outlawed (Letter)

11/20/05
DOES REGRESSION WORK? (Book Review)

11/9/05
Now We're Getting Somewhere: A silver lining in a gun ban

11/8/05
Power to the People: The Brazilian public has spoken, and they want their guns

11/3/05
Alito Will Be Hard to Portray as an Extremist

10/28/05
Don't blame American guns

10/28/05
Hype and Reality

10/20/05
Suiting Down: Congress guns for fairness?

10/22/05
Why Judges Aren't Smarter: The less sterling a candidate's record, the more likely Congress is to confirm.

9/23/05
A PHOTO-FIX FOR VOTING

9/13/05
Supreme Rhetoric: Remember the past when watching the hearings

8/31/05
A look at the positive side of price-gouging and greed

8/30/05
Roberts Can Expect Difficult Confirmation Process

8/23/05
Stop endangering employees

8/19/05
Canada Blames Us: Gun-control folly here, up north, across the pond...

8/16/05
An Organization Pregnant with Contradictions

8/3/05
Abortion 'Bans' aren't absolute

7/20/05
City�s assault-weapons ban ineffective and unneeded

7/19/05
Unserious Suggestions: Silly Democratic consultations

6/28/05
The Big Lie of the Assault Weapons Ban: The death of the law hasn't brought a rise in crime -- just the opposite.

6/3/05
GUN BANNERS WHO CAN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT

5/19/05
A bias against the best and brightest

5/12/05
Bogus discrimination claims

4/26/05
Time to Level Playing Field for Gun Makers

4/21/05
Abortion Legalization and the Crime Rate

4/11/05
Watch-list 'justice'

3/29/05
Right-to-carry law is the way to go

3/28/05
Affirmative Action Has Mixed Results for Cops

3/25/05
60 Minutes, Terrorists and Guns

3/23/05
Disarming Facts: The road to bad laws is paved with good intentions.

3/22/05
If Gun Background Checks Don't Work, Will 'Watch Lists' Be Any More Effective?

3/17/05
High on Hype: Congress �takes on� steroids

3/2/05
Good Samaritan Gun Use

3/1/05
The Felon Vote

2/28/05
Social Security Reform Won't Boost U.S. Debt

2/7/05
Eliminating Sentencing Guidelines Would Make Penalties More Equal

2/4/05
Ballistic Fingerprinting�s a Dud: Another failed gun-control strategy

1/14/05
Terrorism as an Excuse: Another CBS campaign

12/28/04
Shooting Blanks

12/7/04
What's Wrong with Players on Steroids?

11/16/04
Breaking the Siege in the Judge War

10/08/04
Queasy About The Economy?: May Be Headlines You Read

10/06/04
Gunning for Cheney

10/06/04
Partisan bias in newspapers?: A study of headlines says yes

9/29/04
District of Inequality: Citizens go unarmed in D.C. while pols are free to protect themselves

9/14/04
Sun Sets On Assault Weapons Ban, Legislation Conceived In Darkness

9/14/04
Misfires: John Kerry aims all over the map on guns.

9/10/04
Assault Weapons Ban Was Useless Anyway

9/3/04
Banning Guns In the U.K. Has Backfired

8/24/04
Let the Market Work Even During Disasters

8/18/04
Does Release Of Terror Info Do More Harm Than Good?

8/17/04
Sampling of entire state refutes selective error-data

7/28/04
Dems Won�t Permit Facts to Get In Way of �00 Election Myth

7/13/04
Unequal Punishment

7/12/04
Moore's Myths

7/1/04
The Democrats' Spin On Gun Control

6/30/04
Exploding the Fireworks Safety 'Threat'

6/29/04
Add Gun Control To Litany Of Misbegotten Gov't Plans

6/21/04
Are They Right?

6/15/04
More gun control isn't the answer (National Post)

5/21/04
Whither Gun Control?

5/11/04
Hacker hysteria

4/30/04
Voting machine conspiracy theories

4/29/04
Change to concealed carry law will make NH safer

4/22/04
Glorifying Guns?: The Dems� lip service is just empty rhetoric

4/17/04
Debating Guns

4/04/04
How can anyone oppose letting retired police carry guns?

3/25/04
A Weapon Surrendered: Gun-control groups concede the frivolity of the �assault-weapons ban.�

3/23/04
Australian Weapons bans miss the mark

3/21/04
Unemployment rate remains fairly low at 5.6%; survey reports firm deaths quicker than births

3/11/04
"Sentencing Fairness" Rules Backfired in Martha's Case

3/02/04
Not bulletproof

2/25/04
Gun Suit Reform Could Still Be Shot Down

2/6/04
Gun Control Remains a Loaded Issue for Democratic Candidates: The rhetoric may be toned down, but the aim remains the same

1/28/04
Athletes and Guns

1/22/04
Robbery Rates in Britain

1/14/04
Statistical Mishmash Muddles Unemployment Rates

1/6/04
Pilots Still Unarmed

1/2/04
Why People Fear Guns

1/1/04
Armed Sky Marshals Are Good, But Armed Pilots Are Better

12/19/03
Supreme Irrelevance: Will the high court be undone by political reality?

12/12/03
Baghdad's Murder Rate Irresponsibly Distorted

12/10/03
The same old myths live on about Florida, Nov. 2000

11/18/03
The 2004 Hunt: Presidential candidates on guns

11/17/03
Cheaper Drugs Are No Cure-All

11/14/03
The spin on gun control: Who Controls Congress will determine regulations

11/13/03
Banning "Terrorist Specials"?

11/07/03
Bound to Misfire

11/04/03
Caps on Campaign Spending firmly Entrench Incumbents

11/04/03
Assaulting the Ban

10/08/03
Rush, by the Numbers: The face of "social concern"?

10/02/03
Swiss Miss: Policymakers aiming in the wrong direction

9/22/03
Voting Data
Sometimes mistakes aren't mistakes

9/16/03
NYC's Latest Gun Misfires

9/8/03
Why High Court May Slam McCain's Law

9/8/03
Divorcing Voters, Again:
Supreme-court campaign-finance reform case gets heard

9/2/03
P.C. Air Security
When will our pilots be armed?

8/29/03
Gun control laws may be partly at fault in massacre

8/20/03
Half cocked: why most of what you see in the media about guns is wrong.

8/13/03
Should Off-duty police be banned from carrying guns?

8/11/03
The ban against public safety

8/11/03
Al-Qaida won't Forget Our Security Issue

8/1/03
Why don't media cover the good-news stories about guns?

7/28/03
City Hall's Gun Folly

7/23/03
The Drug World's Easy Riders

7/13/03
Letting Teachers Pack Guns Will Make America's Schools Safer

7/12/03
Right to carry would disprove horror stories

7/11/03
U.N. vs. Guns
An international gun-control fight.

7/02/03
When Welfare is Disguised as a Tax Cut

7/01/03
States may regret reforms

6/26/03
Armed and safer Iraqis

6/20/03
Dems Have Not Dropped Gun Control Agenda

6/11/03
Bad Sports
A church turns down $10,000 from sportsmen.

5/30/03
Scare Tactics on Guns and Terror

5/22/03
Pattern of Deceit is Deeper than Times Wants to Admit

5/13/03
The gun control debate

5/13/03
There are no gun free, safe zones

5/4/03
Gun control advocates' credibility on line

4/14/03
Arming of Pilots Is Way Overdue

4/02/03
When Gun Laws Don't Make Sense

4/02/03
Can U.S. Be More Secure By Arming Off-Duty Cops?

11/11/02
Bullets and Bunkum
The futility of 'ballistic fingerprinting.'

10/28/02
No magic bullet

10/23/02
Tough gun laws don't reduce crime

9/30/02
Much Ado About Nothing

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Updated Media Analysis of Appalachian Law School Attack

Since the first news search was done additional news stories have been added to Nexis:

There are thus now 218 unique stories, and a total of 294 stories counting duplicates (the stories in yellow were duplicates): Excel file for general overview and specific stories. Explicit mentions of defensive gun use increase from 2 to 3 now.

Journal of Legal Studies paper on spoiled ballots during the 2000 Presidential Election

Data set from USA Today, STATA 7.0 data set

"Do" File for some of the basic regressions from the paper