Sources for Defensive Gun Uses

For More Guns, Less Crime, The Bias Against Guns, and some of my op-ed pieces I have at least partially relied upon Nexis/Lexis searches to discover defensive gun uses, but that method is very time consuming and it is not available to everyone. This blog collects stories here.

Fortunately, there are a few other sites that I reference for defensive gun uses. One that provides an excellent search engine for types of cases is provided at goodguyswin.org, a list of the most recent cases is available at keepandbeararms.com, and some fairly old cases can be found on the NRA site. The search engine at goodguyswin.org is very powerful, but the references there tend to be at least a few months old. The NRA used to also have a section on more recent cases (and they probably still do someplace), but I haven't been able to find it since they have revamped their website. A new site that I just saw very recently is by Clayton Cramer and David Burnett, though there appears to be a lot of overlap with the keepandbeararms.com web site.


Johnlott.org (description of book, downloadable data sets, and discussions of previous controversies)

Academic papers:

Social Science Research Network

Book Reviews:

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

List of my Op-eds

Posts by topic

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 EconLinks.com

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 www.johnlott.org:

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