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

Concealed Carry Pistol
Concealed Carry Pistol
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

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The “study” in question is actually the unpublished position paper Students for Concealed Carry debunked last week.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

OMG ! Is “Mother Jones” is still around! When I was in College we all use to make fun of those articles nothing but Liberal Miss-Information and I’m older than dirt! Nothing has changed in all those years. No one is taking “Mother Jones” seriously, I hope! My group we use to make fun of and laugh at just about every thing that was ever printed. We use to try and figure out which Proff was behind/supporting/ or actually was “Mother Jones”. Just about all the professors were liberal fruit cakes so we just knew that one had to be… Read more »


It’s always been a joke. A change should be made to the name, IE: insert another word beginning with an “F” between Mother and Jones would make it a more appropriate form of substance.


Mother Jones is nothing more than a Left-Wing RAG……. they seldom post an article with any truth to it….