Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Gets It Wrong

Another example of the anti-gun crowd misrepresenting the facts. John Lott in the Daily Caller. ——————————————————- Word leaked Thursday via The New York Times that Education Secretary Betsey Devos was considering a Texas request to use federal education grants to arm teachers and staff. Of course, people have lots of concerns. Will there be accidents? Will teachers lose control of their guns? Will students take them? Will insurance premiums go up? Have there been mass public shootings at schools that allow teachers to carry guns? MSNBC and CNN were upset yesterday at the possibility. The consideration even prompted MSNBC contributor Yamiche Alcindor to bring race into the discussion. She worried : “If you start arming teachers … you could then start seeing statistics where potentially black students are getting shot. Of course, no facts were offered to back up these fears. If you believe most of the media, it is a fringe idea that hasn’t really been tried except in a few strange, atypical places around the country. Unfortunately, USA Today , Chicago Tribune , Wall Street Journal , and smaller news outlets across the country have come to this conclusion because they regularly find their facts on state gun laws by turning to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence , founded to honor former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) who was wounded in at 2011 shooting. “That means eight states — Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wyoming — either allow concealed-carry permit […]

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