All Postings from July 2003

7-29-03 - Does taking guns away from off-duty police make areas safer?

7-26-03 - Confirmation of Rumsfeld's Claim on the Murder Rates in Washington, DC and Baghdad.

7-25-03 - Stanford Law Review

7-22-03 - Re-importation of drugs

7-18-03 - Book review on The Bias Against Guns, in The Journal News

7-16-03 - Book review on The Bias Against Guns, in Ether Zone

7-15-03 - Letting Teachers Pack Guns Will Make America's Schools Safer

7-14-03 - Op-ed in the Kansas City Star

7-13-03 - U.N. vs. Guns: An international gun-control fight

7-6-03 - Two reviews of The Bias Against Guns

7-4-03 - Details on the Appalachian Law School attack

7-2-03 - Child tax credit changes to those who are not paying income taxes?

7-1-03 - USA debate & MSNBC transcript

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For a list of book reviews on The Bias Against Guns, click here.

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Appalachian law school attack

Baghdad murder rate

Arming Pilots

Fraudulent website pretending to be run by me

The Merced Pitchfork Killings and Vin Suprynowicz's quote

Ayres and Donohue

Stanford Law Review

Mother Jones article


Craig Newmark

Eric Rasmusen

William Sjostrom

Dr. T's

Interview with National Review Online

Lyonette Louis-Jacques's page on Firearms Regulation Worldwide

The End of Myth: An Interview with Dr. John Lott

Cold Comfort, Economist John Lott discusses the benefits of guns--and the hazards of pointing them out.

An interview with John R. Lott, Jr. author of More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws

Some data not found at

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