Corrections for The Bias Against Guns

Corrected Figures for Appendix of Book

Corrections for More Guns, Less Crime

Table 4.1 had one minor misprint. The corrected result is shown by the National Academy can be found follow this link. The panel said that this one result was still "close and consistent with the conclusion that right-to-carry laws reduce the incidence of murder."
Table 4.8 had multiple misprints. The corrected results as shown by the National Academy can be found follow this link. "These new results tend to show larger reductions in the violent crime trends than those found using the revised original data."
Figure 7.8, minor error at the very right hand end of diagram where the line should curve up slightly.

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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.

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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