This is an excellent take-down of the shoddy use of statistics by the anti-2nd amendment crowd. That it also shoves a grapefruit in the face of The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein is an added bonus. (via Baseball Crank)
Originally posted on Innocent Bystanders:
Ezra Klein leaps proudly into the gun control controversy, claiming that he’s just presenting a list of 12 “facts” to help inform the debate. There are many things wrong with his list, but in this post I want to focus on just two:
5. America is an unusually violent country. But we’re not as violent as we used to be.
6. The South is the most violent region in the United States.