Same wrong song, fourth false verse. Once again, The New York Times has chosen to repeat false numbers that help further their anti-gun agenda.
Last week, and for the fourth time in less than two years, the paper cited bogus numbers originating from the anti-gun Violence Policy Center (VPC) indicating that from May 2007 to January 2017, there were 921 non-self-defense gun deaths by concealed-carry permit holders. Unfortunately, that number represents triple—even quadruple—counting of legitimate self-defense gun uses as bad events.
Here’s one example: The “study” doesn’t account for the fact that when a law-abiding citizen uses a gun for protection, there is almost always an arrest and investigation. To the VPC, a “pending” case is as good as a real number, despite the fact that most cases are ultimately dismissed.
Shoddy statistics like these go unquestioned and unchallenged at NYT. Which is why NYT articles should also go unread and labeled as what they really are: fake news.