To paraphrase Eric Rauch’s eloquent article from 2012, Do More Guns Lead to More Violent Crime?, gun ownership leads to gun violence the same way car ownership leads to drunk driving. It just isn’t so. Rauch’s article came in response to doctors claims they discovered something new about gun violence, namely that gun ownership leads to gun violence, when in reality they … [Read more...]
CBC and Hate Crimes Stats: The Sky is Falling!
Reading the headline from CBC, you'd think the sky was falling and that Canada was plagued by an epidemic of so-called "hate crimes". CBC - Hate Crime Reports Jump by 42% in Canada I've got to admit, it makes for a compelling heading, even if it is incredibly misleading. But the scary rhetoric doesn't stop there. The first line of the story sounds even worse! The … [Read more...]