So Much of What they Know Isn’t True!
How can you tell when a researcher is spouting bullshit? When the researcher in question refuses to show the data or methodology used to reach a conclusion. The Internet insures that false, faulty premises are reported along with valid studies until it is seemingly impossible to separate the true from the false.
The darling of the left, Adam Lankford, reports in his study of mass shootings. He refuses to show the data and methods that he used to reach that conclusion.
Lankford’s claim received coverage in hundreds of news stories all over the world. It still gets regular coverage. Purporting to cover all mass public shootings around the world from 1966 to 2012, Lankford claimed that the United States had 31 percent of public mass shooters despite having less than 5 percent of the population.
John Lott and Michael Weisser did their own research and reached a different conclusion.
Of the 86 countries where we have identified mass public shootings, the US ranks 56th per capita in its rate of attacks and 61st in mass public shooting murder rate. Norway, Finland, Switzerland and Russia all have at least 45 percent higher rates of murder from mass public shootings than the United States.
Here is the link to the New York Post story, followed by the PDF reporting the results.