Anti-gun liberals will stoop to any level of using rhetoric and shoddy studies to support their efforts to disarm the American people. A recent, as yet unpublished study, conducted by three anti-gun liberals used inaccurate and questionable methods in the production of their study trying to link concealed carry with violent crimes.
Are you familiar with John Lott’s book More Guns, Less Crime, first published in 1998, republished in 2000 and again in 2010. Lott wrote about the statistics, taken from every county in the United States and showed how locations with more guns and easier to obtain concealed carry laws generally had lower crime rates. His book is still used today to support gun rights and it continues to draw a lot of criticism from anti-gun liberals like Stanford law professor John J. Donohue III.
Donohue along Abhay Aneja from the Hans School of Business and Kyle D. Weber from Columbia University, worked together on a study that supposedly counters Lott’s book. This new study, titled Right-to-Carry Laws and Violent Crime: A Comprehensive Assessment Using Panel Data and a State-Level Synthetic Controls Analysis, is available online but has yet to be published. However, a number of liberal mainstream media outlets have jumped on the new study, touting it as proof positive that right-to-carry laws actually increase violent crime rates.
The Crime Prevention Research Center reported on the Donohue study, saying in part:
“A new, unpublished study by John Donohue, Abhay Aneja, and Kyle Weber has received a lot of attention for supposedly finding some evidence that right-to-carry laws increase overall violent crime rates…
The Crime Prevention Research Center carefully destroyed the Donohue study, pointing out their fallible and shoddy methods and why their report is nothing more than an ultra-liberal biased piece of nonsense. The respective employers of all three authors should take disciplinary action against the authors for producing a study that is below the standard expected of grade school students.