Dr. John Lott had a letter to the editor that appeared within the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star that responded to a news article in newspapers around Nebraska about an op-ed that Lott had with Nebraska state Senator Tom Brewer.
A Jan. 20 World-Herald article (“DNA invoice advances regardless of objections,”) pointed to criticisms of the op-ed that I wrote with Sen. Tom Brewer in your paper.
The article labeled me as a “gun rights advocate,” not a researcher who has held tutorial positions at Wharton, Stanford, Yale, and the College of Chicago and labored within the U.S. Division of Justice. The article additionally failed to notice that the criticisms arose from gun management teams (Newtown Motion and GVPedia).
These teams claimed I “padded” the listing of educational research that present the advantages of hid carry, and did so by together with research that didn’t truly research hid carry. However folks shouldn’t take my phrase for it — I supplied a hyperlink to all of the research so that folks might examine them out. As to the analysis I cited being “error-filled,” these have been all peer-reviewed research in tutorial journals. Neither of my gun management advocate critics has ever revealed something in a tutorial journal.
State Sen. Adam Morfeld “challenged” the analysis I introduced by Professor Carl Moody, who reveals constitutional carry reduces violent crime and police deaths. Morfeld wished to focus solely on firearm homicides, which incorporates defensive, justifiable homicides. However homicide and self-defense are two very various things. In any case, for all states that had adopted constitutional carry by 2018, firearm homicides additionally declined.
John R. Lott Jr., Missoula, Montana
President, Crime Prevention Analysis Heart
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