John Lott’s newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:
There has been another horrible crime committed and once again it is followed by calls for so-called universal background checks on private transfers of guns.
Hillary Clinton vows, if she becomes president, to use executive action to enact such rules.
John Lott debated Benjamin Crump, who was the lawyer for Michael Brown And Trayvon Martin, on the Sean Hannity Radio Show. They debated the new proposed gun control regulations (Monday, October 6, 2015, 5:06 to 5:21).
October 5, 2015
Even if Clinton’s proposals were implemented, writes Fox News’ John R. Lott, they wouldn’t have stopped the Umpqua attack last week, nor the mass public shootings throughout Obama’s presidency. Lott argues that government databases used for background checks are “rife with errors” and repealing immunity for gun manufacturers would usher in unfair lawsuits that raise the price of guns “for protection.” Clinton’s proposals, concludes Lott, do not “address the obvious problem of gun-free zones and will ultimately make Americans less safe.” .
Some evidence that the political debate is changing.
“This campus was a gun free zone and yet somehow this individual got onto campus with not one gun but several guns. So, before we start calling for more laws I think we ought to consider why we don’t enforce the laws we have.” — Carly Fiorina
“it’s clear that gun free zones are sitting duck zones” — Gov.…
Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott on the recent Roseburg, Oregon massacre and why gun control won’t work.
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Americans desperately want something done about mass public shootings. Hillary Clinton took a page from President Obama’s playbook Monday, vowing that as president she will bypass Congress and use executive action to change how guns can be purchased.
She is angry that Republicans “refuse to do anything” about mass shootings.
Glenn Kessler had this Fact-check article on Obama’s statements on guns last week:
Gun rights advocates have disputed some of National Journal’s criteria as arbitrary and haphazard. John R. Lott Jr., a gun rights analyst, noted that California, Illinois, and Washington are coded by National Journal as states without “stand your ground” laws — which permit the use of deadly force in self-defense in public.
John Lott talked to Mark Levin about the Oregon Community College shooting on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6:35 to 6:53 PM.
Levin: “I thought that I would bring the nation’s pre-eminent expert on the program to discuss this yet again. . . . John Lott you are a national treasure.…
John Lott talked to Laura Ingraham about the Oregon Community College shooting on Friday, October 2, 2015 from 1:15 to 1:23 PM.
Ingraham: “Great having you on. Phenomenal analysis. You aren’t going to hear that in many other places.”
Laura Ingraham’s show is heard by over 2 million people.
John Lott talked to John Gibson about the Oregon Community College shooting on Friday, October 2nd, 2012 from 1:05 to 1:17 PM.
Gibson: “Good luck in this struggle. Because they are going to try to proceed even against this kind of evidence.”