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June 03, 2002
BELLESILES UPDATE: Just ran across this story in The Guardian on Bellesiles. And even The Guardian isn't all that sympathetic to his story any more. And check out this quote:
"The evidence is utterly devastating," said Albert Alschuler, a professor at the University of Chicago law school and author of a study favourable to advocates of firearms control. "We're hesitant to use the word fraud in our business, but it seems to me that there are smoking guns all over the place."
The article does, however, repeat the story that Bellesiles received many death threats. I wonder, though: So far I've seen no evidence of this other than Bellesiles' by-now-unreliable statements. Did he go to the police about those at the time?