>> I've seen evidence backing the increased benefits to society
>> of gun ownership, but none for gun banning. No one has officially
>> asked (on this list anyway) if someone knows of such evidence, so
>> I thought I'd step forward.
> Well, now such evidence has been posted, and since you don't like > its conclusions, you'll do your dead-level best to ignore or impeach > it.
I don't recall seeing any such post, and I'd honestly like to see it if one exists. I did see the two URLs from HCI; they present some arguments (some valid, some not) for why Lott's study might be flawed, but I have yet to see any actual study that supports the opposite conclusion, and I assume that if such a study existed, HCI would be happy to refer to it. The only statistics quoted on HCI are far less rigorous and complete than Lott's.
Here's a link to a good discussion of Lott on Friedman's site: <http://www.best.com/~ddfr/Lott_v_Teret/Lott_Mustard_Controversy.html>
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