Posted May 12, 2022 12:17 pm by Comments

By Lee Williams

by Lee WilliamsIf you didn’t know any better, the headline on a press release published Wednesday by Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health could appear damning: “Study Finds Link Between Dropping Permit Requirement for Carrying Concealed Weapons and Increase in Officer-Involved Shootings with Civilian Victims.”The Trace — the propaganda arm of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun empire — was as excited and breathless as a young pup in their response to the press release:“Shootings by police officers increased by 12.9 percent in 10 states that loosened public carry restrictions. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health that looked at states which made it easier for people to carry guns without a permit between 2014 and 2020,” they wrote.The head Johns Hopkins researcher — apparently a well credentialed “gun violence” researcher — sounded as if his team had found a cure for cancer.“The trend of more states allowing civilians to carry concealed guns without a permit may be influencing the perceived threat of danger faced by law enforcement,” Mitchell Doucette, PhD, MS, assistant scientist in the Bloomberg School’s Department of Health Policy and Management, core faculty member

Source: The Gun Writer

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