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Friday, February 28, 2014

New Study Challenges Obama and Media Claim Regarding Firearm Research

A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center has released the results of a study that challenges the myth perpetrated by the gun ban lobby, its lackeys in the administration, and the mainstream media, that the NRA is responsible for squashing academic research related to firearms.
There is no evidence that gun control research fell when restrictions were put on federally funded research. Indeed, whether one looks at the number of total articles or total pages, firearms research has been as high or higher than when the restrictions were enacted. In 2013, well before federal funding could have any impact on publications, there was an explosion in firearms research in medical journals.
The mainstream media falls all over itself to repeat the talking points of the gun ban lobby. Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns has been among the loudest making the claim that there is a lack of research on firearms. CPRC concludes in it's study:
Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns appears to be so anti-gun that they have been willing to manipulate their data to get their desired results. Unfortunately, data manipulation is appearing to be a consistent pattern Mayors Against Illegal Guns reports, and the misrepresentations can be seen in their studies from shootings in gun-free zones to the number of school shootings since Newtown.
Hat tip to Dr. John Lott.

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