16 Apr , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss Bloomberg’s latest gun control push: Stopping concealed carry reciprocity

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about Michael Bloomberg’s latest push on gun control.  The billionaire former New York City Mayor’s  “Everytown for Gun Safety” is hiring several new top staffers and primarily turning its attention to state legislatures, but that doesn’t mean Bloomberg is ignoring what is happening in Washington.  …

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10 Apr , 2017

Mike Bloomberg vows $25 million in 2018 to fight “concealed carry”

Michael Bloomberg continues pouring tons money into pushing gun control.  Last November he spent $28 million on his two initiatives in Nevada and Maine.  From 2013 to 2016, Bloomberg donated a total of $48 million to candidates running for federal office. The NRA contributed a measly $2.1 million.  Now Bloomberg is going to spend $25 million going after concealed carry laws.  …

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15 Mar , 2017

Bloomberg’s push for Background Checks on the Private Transfers of Guns Fails in another state: New Mexico

Michael Bloomberg’s losing streak continues in his push for background checks on the private transfers of guns.  During this last November, Bloomberg’s initiatives in Maine and Nevada failed.  With solid Democrat majorities in both the New Mexico state House and Senate, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety viewed New Mexico as their most likely success in pushing background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …

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3 Jan , 2017

Michael Bloomberg wasted $20 million on Nevada’s Background Checks on Private Transfers

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.…

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2 Dec , 2016

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control”

Dr. John Lott had a new op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the truly massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending pushing gun control.

If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement.

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada.

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5 Sep , 2016

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More Details on Michael Bloomberg’s demand that John Lott be excluded from Katie Couric’s movie “Under the Gun”

From America’s 1st Freedom on September 5th:

Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.”

As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance.

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23 Aug , 2016

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Breitbart: “Claim: Michael Bloomberg Demanded John Lott Interview Cut from Couric Gun Control Film”

This how the article at Breitbart starts:

Radio host John Cardillo claims that interview segments with noted gun scholar John Lott were included in the earliest version of Katie Couric’s gun control movie Under the Gun, but were taken out at Michael Bloomberg’s request following a private screening.

Cardillo is host of The John Cardillo Show, while Lott is an economist, gun rights author and president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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13 Jan , 2016

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CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Bloomberg Twists Gun Research To Political Ends”

John Lott’s newest piece is on Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to pollute the academic debate with false statistics.

Michael Bloomberg keeps pouring $50 million into his Everytown organization to push gun control. That’s just a portion of the money he’s spending. Bloomberg is spending money not just on the political battle, but also on funding research that he can use to push for more gun control and training the media on how to properly cover the issue.

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6 Nov , 2015

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Bloomberg spends 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle

Between the end of August and the November election in 2014, the NRA spent $14.7 million.  Over the entire election cycle they spent $28.2 million.  By contrast, in just two state senate races in Virginia during just the last couple weeks before the election this year, Bloomberg’s Everytown alone spent a total of over $2.2 million.  …

25 Oct , 2015

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How Bloomberg’s Everytown discusses gun-free zones: unable to debate the facts, they engage in false personal attacks

Gun-free zones are a serious problem. Shannon Watts, the head of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action, claimed that research that John Lott had done was “wrong and misleading” and that Lott was “debunked.”  When Lott responded with a point-by-point refutation of her claim, she accused him of being a Twitter “troll.”  Watts makes clearly personal attacks, but she feels that it is improper for someone to factually respond to her claims.  …

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