16 Oct , 2018

At Townhall: Why O’Rourke’s Rhetoric on Police Shootings Is Wrong—And Dangerous

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the claims of systematic racism by police that starts this way:

Would you describe police as the “new Jim Crow”?  That is what Democrat Senate nominee Beto O’Rourke recently told students at Prairie View A&M University. Accusing police of “shooting that person solely based on the color of their skin.”

A video then went viral of Beto O’Rourke whipping a large crowd of blacks into a frenzy at the Good Street Baptist Church in Dallas with the words: “How can we continue to lose the lives of unarmed black men in the United States of America at the hands of white police officers?

16 Oct , 2018

Investor’s Business Daily: Kavanaugh: His Contentious Confirmation Won’t Be The Last One Like That

Dr. John Lott had an op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily noting that we will continue to have confirmation battles such as Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s.

Judicial confirmations have become a blood sport, as the lengthy approval of Brett Kavanaugh showed. Wasn’t it just weeks ago at John McCain’s funeral that Democrats were calling for more civility in politics?

15 Oct , 2018

On Minnesota’s giant KTLK to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s huge spending against Congressman Jason Lewis in Minnesota

Dr. John Lott talked on the 50,000-watt KTLK’s Justice and Drew program about Michael Bloomberg’s massive campaign spending against Congressman Jason Lewis. Bloomberg has given $1.3 million to Gabby Giffords’ gun control organization to target Lewis.

(Monday, October 15, 2018, 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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15 Oct , 2018

Talk in NYC this coming Monday on Mass Public Shootings across countries

Dr. John Lott will be giving a talk in NYC at The Monday Meeting this coming Monday at 6:00 PM. The talk will be on the CPRC’s new research on mass public shootings across countries. Ann Coulter will also be talking. Requests to attend need to be sent here: rsvp@themondaymeeting.com.

14 Oct , 2018

At Fox News: Even after Kavanaugh confirmation, Democrats will control the lower courts

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the fact that even if Trump is president for two terms, Democrats will still control most of the lower courts. His latest piece starts this way:

Republicans are ecstatic and Democrats are livid about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

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12 Oct , 2018

In the Brazilian newspaper Mundo: Gun control disarms the poor, most vulnerable

With the conservative candidate in the Brazilian presidential election pushing hard to “give guns to good people,” the issue of gun control is front and center in the race. Rough translation of Dr. John Lott statement from the Portuguese in the Brazilian newspaper Mundo:

Innovative Legislation

“The debate on gun control focuses on new regulations that nothing would have done to stop the massacre of Las Vegas.

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11 Oct , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to talk about the huge amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is putting into flipping control of congress to Democrats

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to talk about the huge amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is putting into flipping control of Congress to Democrats.

(Tuesday, October 9, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

10 Oct , 2018

Two Talks this coming weeks: Heartland Institute in Chicago and Gainesville Institute in Florida

Dr. John Lott will be giving two talks this coming week.

“AN EVENING DISCUSSION GUN RIGHTS IN AMERICA IN 2018,” Heartland Institute, OCTOBER 10, 2018 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, 3939 North Wilke Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004, Tickets available here.

“WHAT  DO THE REAL NUMBERS TELL US ABOUT MASS SHOOTINGS AND CRIME?” Gainesville Institute, Santa Fe College, October 12, 2018, 11 AM to noon, at Santa Fe College Health Sciences Building Room 108

9 Oct , 2018

Brazilian “Right-wing” candidate Bolsonaro winning over voters with promise to “Give guns to good people”

Brazil has the highest murder rate of any developed country, so it isn’t surprising that people want to do something to protect themselves.  “Right-wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round election this past Sunday, massively outdoing the second place candidate for the Workers Party who got only 29.3%.…

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7 Oct , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss why Supreme Court Confirmations have gotten so vicious

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about why Supreme Court Confirmations have gotten so vicious (see also here).

(Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)