Penn & Teller's Show on Gun Control

I have cited this before, but here is a better link. Penn & Teller's show on gun control can be found here. I still wish that the show had done more to question many of the numbers that they repeated on the show.

Thanks to Matt Wilson for this link.


Blogger Darkside007 said...

Sometimes, you can't get bogged down in the numbers, because people get bored, especially on shows like this.

4/05/2006 2:03 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

I can accept that, but then don't uncritically repeat the claims about guns being more likely to kill loved ones than a criminal. Don't repeat the supposed number of children killed by guns if you don't tell people that you are talking about people 20 and under and that most of these are drug gang members killed in fights over drug turf. All I ask is that if you use the numbers, tell people that they are wrong and possibly why they are. alternatively, just use the right numbers and don't get into a debate at all. Thanks.

4/05/2006 2:06 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

I want to make it clear that despite my comment, I thought that it was a very good show.

4/05/2006 12:46 PM  
Blogger Darkside007 said...

You're right, they should have left the numbers out or rebuked them.

BTW, did you actually get to meet Penn and Teller? And which one is which, anyway?

4/05/2006 9:45 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

I have corresponded many times with Penn (he is the big guy who talks), but I have never actually physically met either of them. They seem like great guys to get to know. Possibly the next time I get to Las Vegas I will try to get together with them.

4/05/2006 9:55 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Also worth mentioning... you can actually download the episode onto your IPod if you have one of those video versions. I do, and it's PERFECT! I now have the episode to watch anytime I want, crystal clear on my Ipod. It's good stuff!

4/07/2006 10:01 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Thanks, Nicki.

4/07/2006 10:04 AM  

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