Some of the many errors in the Mother Jones piece entitled "Double Barrled Double Standards," Oct. 13, 2003:

One thing to note in reading the two interviews is that the reporter is very hostile. I have learned through hard experience that you have to be very careful for every part of what you say because a part of any one sentence can be taken out of context in the final piece. There is one part of the discussion where I offered to briefly go through points off the record precisely so that I could discuss the issues without worrying about something being taken out of context (and I am sure that the reporter understood this), but he was unwilling to accept my offer. Here is a short list of some of the errors in the piece.

List of some errors in the Mother Jones article

Yet More Conspiracy Theories


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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