Transcript of debate for “Intelligence Squared U.S.” on the question: Do Guns Reduce Crime?
Here is one of the bizarre discussions during the debate. This is the way that John Donohue had described reknowned criminologist James Q. Wilson.
The lone dissenter was someone who was not an econometrician, who admitted in his dissent that he wished he knew more econometrics, and who had previously testified as an expert witness on behalf of the [INAUDIBLE] NRA.
My response was this:
But the point is, what James Q. Wilson, who’s this hack that you were referring to, and I think a lot of people would regard James Q. Wilson as probably the top criminologist in the country, he was the person who was dissenting on this.