The left’s shameless attempts to debunk and disqualify John Lott’s landmark study never made much sense, because eventually, over time, the facts of the matter were bound to become readily apparent. As, for example, the case of falling violent crime rates in Virginia shows:
In a real life demonstration of scholar John Lott’s maxim “more guns, less crime,” violent crime has dropped in Virginia as gun ownership has increased. According to a Fox News report, firearms sales in Virginia were 16 percent higher in 2012 over 2011 and violent crime went down by 5 percent.
This correlation between more guns and less crime hasn’t just been observed once or twice. It has been observed over and over again, just as the dozens of predictions concerning the consequences of concealed carry laws and the removal of firearms restrictions keep failing to produce the expected bloodbaths and shootouts in the suburban streets.
It also shows the intrinsically unscientific thinking of the Left. To them, it doesn’t matter how well, or how poorly, a predictive model fares, because their dull and programmed minds aren’t about to change no matter what happens. Or rather, they aren’t about to change until the credentialed authorities they recognize tell them to change their minds, at which point they will do so in lockstep, conveniently forgetting that they ever believed otherwise.