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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Dr. Lotts site is a valuable source of information for 2A advocates and his newsletter is a good source as well.
     
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  2. Carl N. Brown

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    Given that the gun control advocates are perfectly willing to pretend that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms" is supposed to be read as "the power of the state militia" because they believe in the utility of gun control as crime control, the NRA's messaging to the voting public on the RKBA solely as a 2A thing is going to fall on a lot of deaf ears.

    James D. Wright and Peter Rossi were two liberal sociologists hired by the Carter Administration in 1977 to research guns, crime and violence in America. They went in accepting the liberal/Democrat party "common wisdom" on gun control (the stuff being pushed today -- gun control as immunization - guns are the germ of gun violence; eradicate the germ, eradicate the problem); their report to the government 1981 reflected the fact that empirical research and analysis convinced them the common wisdom was oversimplified or flat-out wrong. It was expanded into a book, <i>Under the Gun</i> (Aldine, 1983) and later they analysed the first DoJ prison inmate survey on firearms use by offenders and published their results as <i>Armed and Considered Dangerous</i> (Aldine, 1986). Both books have been issued in updated and revised editions over the years. I have found the firearms use by offenders surveys repeated by National Institute of Justice 1991, 1999, 2004.

    Serious peer-reviewed empirical research indicates that gun control is not only un-constitutional but in-effective. The news media and politicians and social refomists treat "gun control" as an unquestionable good and offer no analysis on how it's supposed to work. The message NRA should have stayed on was (a) gun control is a violation of 2A, 4A and 5A and (b) it does little or no good at a great cost in taxpayer dollars and constitutional rights.
     
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  3. Carl N. Brown

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    The current NRA leadership did not stop me from sending $28 to NRA-ILA for a commemorative knife and a chance to indirectly give a pointer finger to Andy Cuomo and his AG.

    If ACLU keeps standing against 1A, 4A, 5A violations done in the name of gun control, I might be tempted to re-up there.

    John Lott, like James Wright, Peter Rossi, Gary Kleck, accepted the conventional wisdom on gun control, until he asked his class at Wharton's what subject would they thought should be subjected to economic analysis. A student suggested gun control. Lott started reading what passed as research on gun control and found it was mostly true believer op-ed level advocacy pieces. That got him started on the road to his first book, More Guns, Less Crime (U Chicago Press, 1998). Of course he did not gore the sacred ox gun control without a lot of backlash.
     
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  4. old lady new shooter

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    Just want to thank hso for posting the link. I'm now getting the newsletter and it is excellent. :thumbup:
     
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