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On Across Alaska: The Push for Red Flag Laws in Alaska

23 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on his radio stations across Alaska (KFAR in Fairbanks, KPEN in Kenai/Seward/Anchorage, KGTL in Homer) about the push in Alaska for a Red Flag Law. The interview was also available on Facebook and can be heard here.

(February 21, 2020, from 9:20 to 10:00 AM)

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TV Show showing someone very upset about having gun in the home, exaggerating risk of gun in the home

22 Feb , 2020   Video

This new show on CBS starts with lots of politically correct themes. In the second episode, the new female police chief’s daughter is distraught over the fact that her mom has a gun in the home. Even though the gun is locked up, Over the last five years that data is available from the Centers for Disease Control (2013 to 2017), the average yearly number of accidental gun deaths involving children under age 10 was 42.…

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Michael Bloomberg’s 2015 Racist Remarks Are Riddled With Inaccuracies

21 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Bloomberg’s 2015 racist remarks that were riddled with inaccuracies.

(Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:46 AM)

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Mass Public Shooting in German town of Hanau: Nine murdered in two public

21 Feb , 2020  

On February 19, 2020 at about 10 PM, at a town near Frankfurt, Germany, a man fatally shot nine people at two hookah lounges.

A gunman killed nine people in two apparently racially motivated shootings at [two] shisha bars in the German town of Hanau, police said. The suspect then killed himself, according to officers, after also killing his mother at his home.

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On the Larry Elder Radio Show: Discussing Michael Bloomberg’s false claims about young, minority males accounting for 95% of murderers

20 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott was on Larry Elder’s national radio show to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s false claims about young, minority males accounting for 95% of murderers.

(Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 7:21 to 7:30 PM)

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: More media obsession with showing criminals using machine guns, the “FBI: Most Wanted”

20 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS, like all the other networks, are obsessed with showing criminals shooting machine guns. This example is from “FBI: Most Wanted” (Season 1, Episode 6, February 18, 2020). Some hyperbole is to be expected on television, but the level of exaggeration has become pretty over-the-top. In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.…

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On Colorado’s KCOL to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s racist claims about young minority males and crime

19 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jimmy Lakey on Colorado’s KCOL AM radio to discuss his recent op-ed about Michael Bloomberg’s racist claims about young minority males and crime.

(Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:05 to 9:16 AM)

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Worth a listen: On DC’s Giant WMAL to discuss Michael Bloomberg’s claims about farming and murders committed by young, minority males

19 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on WMAL about Michael Bloomberg’s claims regarding farming and murders committed by young, minority males.

(Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 4:06 to 4:14 PM)

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At Fox News: Bloomberg’s 2016 comments degrading farmers are totally off-base

18 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s piece on Michael Bloomberg’s latest comments are available here. After a series of racist comments, Bloomberg has created trouble for himself with comments on farmers.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. for circulating a 2016 video of Bloomberg’s comments on farming in which he said, “You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.” Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey said that the comments were “completely out of context.”

The problem is that the rest of Bloomberg’s comments don’t help him.

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Mayor Pete’s lies on Guns

18 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com on Mayor Pete Buttigieg starts this way:

One of the Democrats’ favorite talking points on gun control that we don’t need military weapons of war on America’s streets. Former mayor Pete Buttigieg has been the most effective of the presidential candidates at making this claim, because of his military background.