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Devin Hughes and Jen Pauliukonis devin@gvpedia.org and jen@mdpgv.org In a February 12, 2018 NYTimes op-ed article, “Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence,” John Lott, a pro-gun commentator, condemned the firearm purchase background check system with the specious claim…

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Devin Hughes and Jen Pauliukonis devin@gvpedia.org and jen@mdpgv.org   Alternative facts. Fake news. Post-truth. America seems to be awash in misinformation. Perhaps in no other space is this deception felt more keenly than in America’s gun debate. For decades,…

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John R. Lott – Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet which catalogs numerous academic integrity violations of gun researcher John R. Lott.  It systematically debunks numerous falsehoods and spurious results Lott has parroted over the course of his career.  For a more detailed examination…

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Two weeks ago President Obama rolled out a host of executive actions designed to curb gun violence. His proposals aimed to more clearly define who is in the business of selling guns, and to bolster the FBI and the Bureau…

This is a speech given by Evan DeFilippis, John Brownstein, and Ben Reis in Austin, TX for SXSW on the state of data in the gun violence debate. Gun-related violence in the U.S. is a public health crisis, with…