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Mother Jones: Campus Carry “Study” is Actually an Op-Ed

Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:22
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AUSTIN, TX -( A Mother Jones article titled “New Research Confirms Guns on College Campuses Are Dangerous” boldly proclaims, “[A] new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that campus carry laws are unlikely to deter rampage shooters and may in fact lead to more injuries and deaths.”

However, there is no new research.

The “study” in question is actually the unpublished position paper Students for Concealed Carry debunked last week.

Mother Jones posted the article to Twitter, using the even more inflammatory title “New research confirms that letting college kids carry guns on campus is a terrible idea.”

On Facebook, the publication declared, “Surprise! The NRA’s favorite talking point is bullshit.”

It seems that the siren song of confirmation bias is simply too much for some publications to resist.

For anyone who, like the editors of Mother Jones, still doesn’t understand the difference between an editorial and a research paper, SCC’s full rebuttal is now posted to the Students for Concealed Carry website here.


Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization comprising college students, faculty, staff, and concerned citizens who believe that holders of state-issued concealed handgun licenses should be allowed the same measure of personal protection on college campuses that current laws afford them virtually everywhere else. SCC is not affiliated with the NRA or any other organization. For more information on SCC, visit or For more information on the debate over campus carry in Texas, visit

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