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A Lott of Lies

Shooting Down the Gun Lobby’s Favorite “Academic”: A Lott of Lies Posted On December 1, 2014
http://www.armedwithreason.com/shooting-down-the-gun-lobbys-favorite-academic-a-lott-of-lies/
Today the “more guns, less crime” hypothesis has been thoroughly repudiated. On closer inspection his impressive credentials reveal an academic nomad, never able to secure a place in academia. His ethical transgressions range from accusations of fabricating an entire survey, to presenting faulty regressions, to creating elaborate online personas to defend his work and bash critics, to trying to revise his online history to deflect arguments. And this doesn’t even begin to cover the whole host of false claims and statistics he has peddled repeatedly in articles and TV appearances…………..Lott’s work is filled with bizarre results that are inconsistent with established facts in criminology…………While in isolation this case could be chalked up as merely a lapse of internet etiquette, when seen in context with the rest of Lott’s sordid history it further highlights a continuing pattern of dishonesty………….In his more recent work Lott has become a perpetual misinformation machine…………..Time and time again Lott has abused his academic credentials to peddle falsehoods. Instead of soberly presenting evidence, and letting the research speak for itself, Lott instead authored his own fan-base, fabricated evidence, manipulated models, mischaracterized data, and then attempted to bulldoze anybody that dared question the authenticity of his research…………………..

Armed woman conducting garage sale, robbed, beaten

and shot with her defensive weapon.

TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police arrested a 19-year-old Tulsa woman they say beat and robbed a woman holding a garage sale in north Tulsa on Saturday, November 29, 2014. Police arrested Allicia Baily Love near the home in the 1600 block of North Evanston Avenue, after the victim was shot in a struggle. Officers say Love and a man went to the garage sale and robbed the woman who lived there, taking about $200 in cash ............When the robbers let her up, police say the victim took a handgun from her back waistband and pointed it at them. The man grabbed the gun and struggled with the victim. Two shots were fired, one striking the victim in the hand, the report states. http://www.newson6.com/story/27509575/tulsa-woman-arrested-in-shooting-robbery-at-garage-sale

Georgia Man Shoots and Kills Driver Who Mistakenly Pulled Into His Driveway . . .

Allowed To Plead To A Single Misdemeanor With No Jail Time and A $500 Fine.

Diaz appears to have pulled into the wrong driveway while following a mistaken GPS in January 2013. He was trying to find the driveway of his friend across the street to go roller-skating. When Sailors saw a strange car, he came out shooting: firing once in the air and once through the windshield of the car. The second round struck Diaz in the head.
There was evidence that Diaz was pulling out of the driveway when Sailor killed him. The family did sue Sailors and there was a settlement. It is not clear if that settlement influenced the family’s position on sentencing.
http://jonathanturley.org/2014/11/20/georgia-man-shoots-and-kills-driver-who-mistakenly-pulled-into-his-driveway-allowed-to-plead-to-a-single-misdemeanor-with-no-jail-time-and-a-500-fine/

Saturday Nite Live

It’s been a while since I’ve heard myself actually laugh out loud during a SNL broadcast. Jim Carey has pushed them into another level. The Lincoln commercial parodies, the office Halloween costume contest each seem to reach territory not seen for a long time.

We’re number 1, We’re number 1, We’re……………


When it comes to violence and preparations for violence, the United States is, indeed, No. 1……the U.S. government accounted for 37 percent of world military expenditures…………putting it far ahead of all other nations. (The two closest competitors, China and Russia, accounted for 11 percent and 5 percent respectively.) This record is paralleled on the domestic front, where the United States has more guns and higher gun-related death rates than any of the leading 27 economically developed countries surveyed. http://truth-out.org/news/item/26905-the-united-states-is-number-one-but-in-what

Unintentionally shot & killed 4% of unintentionally shot.

Insofar as the discussion of accidental shootings, the 600 deaths are an extraordinarily miniscule example of the scope of this problem. In 2011 there were another 14,600 unintentionally shot, meaning the 600 represent less than 4% of the total accidentally shot. To describe the extent of the problem by referencing the “only 600 or so deaths” ignores 96% of accidental shootings.

Fax is fax

The OP about a shooting (by gun) death in the Gun Control & RKBA (Group)
In response to a post that accurately notes there are there are 30K shooting deaths a year, yet another gun enthusiast deems it appropriate to post that since 19k of the shooting deaths are suicides the 30,000 figure is a false equivalence? There are 30,000 shooting deaths from firearms, period. It is a truth, a fact as best we can determine, there is nothing false about it.
Later a fact is presented that there are “88,000 alcohol deaths each year”. The National Vital Statistics Reports http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr61/nvsr61_04.pdfis a reputable source that provides us with the statistic that shows that there were 25,692 deaths in 2010 that were categorized as Alcohol-induced causes. There were 26,654 in 2011.
Later yet another gun enthusiast states that fire has been around longer than guns and takes far more lives annually………….
In 2010, fire departments responded to 384,000 home fires in the United States, which claimed the lives of 2,640 people (not including firefighters) ….. http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/fire-prevention/fires-factsheet.html Also, fires resulted in 3,240 civilian fire fatalities in 2013 says the National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org/research/reports-and-statistics/fires-in-the-us/overall-fire-problem/fire-loss-in-the-united-states.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/12627317 Jimmy nailed it.

I hope this post is viewable.

Comedy takes on the NRA, by Jim Jefferies

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017212529#post10


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Crossposted from Video & Multimedia forum, OP from zebonaut

Ahh, Floridians and their firearms.

Doctors in Florida can (again) lose their license and face up to $10,000 in fines for just asking questions about a patients firearms.
The action reversed a 2012 injunction issued by a federal judge in Miami, who ruled that the Florida law violated the free-speech rights of physicians to counsel their patients about health-related matters. The appeals court panel voted 2 to 1 to uphold the Florida law.
A dissenting Judges opinion; “Simply put, the Act is a gag order that prevents doctors from even asking the first question in a conversation about firearms,” Judge Wilson said. ………The Act prohibits or significantly chills doctors from expressing their views and providing information to patients about one topic and one topic only, firearms,” he said.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2014/0725/Florida-doctors-cannot-discuss-gun-safety-with-patients-says-court-video

Unbelievable!

Proposal 14-1

Looking for some input as to how democrats view the proposal identified as 14-1 on the August 5th 2014 primary ballot. I've read it and as best I can tell it says; " blah blah blah". Does anyone know if the Democrats have an official position?
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