This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada. He lost in Maine by 4 percent, and won in Nevada by just 0.8 percent. Bloomberg’s initiative only eked out the win in Nevada because of the $20 million spent to support it, amounting to an incredible $35.30 per vote.…
Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News
At this Sunday’s town-hall style presidential debate the public is able to vote for their favorite questions. The ABC News and CNN moderators plan on using the 30 questions that receive the most votes.
Largely because of efforts by gun control organizations, the current top two questions are both on gun control.
Fox News has a news story on a new initiative being offered by California’s Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. The initiative has includes proposals either not approved by the the Democrat controlled legislature because they were viewed as unworkable or vetoed by the governor.
. . . Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and world recognized expert on guns and crime who founded and heads the Crime Prevention Research Center, a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety, called the initiative “racist.”
“The question is who are you stopping from owning a firearm or getting hold of ammunition – in this case it is law-abiding, poor blacks and Hispanics who won’t be able to afford the cost of ammunition, which will rise with the cost associated with required background checks for ammunition purchases.” .
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News is on the extremely low quality of research by public health researchers starts this way:
Academic advocates of gun control apparently need to manipulate the data in order to argue for background checks on private gun transfers. Even the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, does not seem to be above publishing junk science on gun control.
Dr. Lott talks with Laura Ingraham about the many distortions and false statements by President Obama during CNN Townhall on Guns. The radio interview can be listened to here
Audience size 2+ million people.
The Daily Ledger: President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., discusses President Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Control and how it will have a negative impact on law-abiding citizens. The full video can be viewed here.
President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., has an op-ed piece out discussing Obama’s Gun-Control orders and why they simply will not work. The op-ed starts like this
Today, upset that Congress has refused, in his words, to do “something, anything” to stop gun violence, President Obama released executive actions that bring the country closer to his oft-stated goal of “universal” background checks that cover the private transfer of firearms.
Today President Obama addressed the issue of mass public shootings and background checks. From the Fox News article today discussing our new study:
The report, published by the Crime Prevention Research Center on Jan. 2, argues that not only are background checks expensive, but that they have failed to thwart mass public shootings.
On December 29th, Hillary Clinton pushed again for closing the so-called “Charleston loophole” (see Hillary Clinton at 24:45 into the video).
Very often we don’t have real time information. Because we also have to close what is called the Charleston loophole, where the killer in Charleston went to buy a gun.
Colin McNickle has this piece in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
In its latest installment in a crusade to rid America of firearms, The New York Times “reports” on a “study” that purports to show how, in the first six years after Missouri “repealed the requirement for comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, the gun homicide rate was 16 percent to 18 percent higher than it was the six years before.”
Oh, what an indictment, eh?