Researchers Unhappy with Good Research, Publish Junk Instead
By Elizabeth McGuigan
U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- There are many policy topics worthy of study in the area of criminal justice and the criminal misuse of firearms. That’s why it is mind-boggling to read a recent article in the journal Violence and Gender that takes a well-researched issue, how criminals obtain firearms and creates a terribly-designed study on the topic. It’s like the researchers decided to reinvent the wheel and came up with a rectangular design.
The article, titled “Baltimore’s Underground Gun Market: Availability of and Access to Guns,” reviews a survey conducted by the anti-gun authors in 2016. Reading through the survey design and the results, it should come as no surprise that the effort was funded by the gun control activists at Everytown for Gun Safety.
The premise of the study makes sense. The authors want to understand how individuals who are prohibited by law from owning firearms end up acquiring guns illegally. The first issue here is that there is a solid body of research that shows time and time again how criminals illegally obtain their firearms.
In 2019, the Department of Justice published their periodic survey …Read the Rest