Katie Couric’s gun control movie has gotten a lot of criticism for fraudulently editing a discussion with the Virginia Citizens Defense League. Just earlier today apologized today for the misleading edits. The link to EPIX is available here. The two might not be unrelated. Will Apple now pull the movie from iTunes?…
On May 22nd, the New York Times published an investigative report on mass shootings. It claimed that about three-quarters of mass shootings involved blacks. 86 percent occurred in zip codes “poorer than the nation as a whole.” But their data came from less than reliable sources.
“The Times compiled its list of 358 shootings with four or more casualties from largely crowd-sourced lists managed by the social media network Reddit and Gun Violence Archive”
There is a reason that researchers generally rely on FBI and CDC data rather than media reports.…
Orange County Register, and The Press Enterprise (Riverside, California) Monday, May 23, 2016
• More gun control. Also pushed by Mr. Newsom, who is running for governor in 2018, this initiative, among other things, bans “possession of large-capacity magazines.” John Lott and other gun scholars have shown such bans do not cut crime.
John Lott talked to Greg Garrison on WIBC in Indianapolis on Katie Couric’s new movie that edits people’s comments to distorts their responses (Friday, May 27, 2016 from 11:05 to 11:30 AM).
Hawaii is moving towards putting its list of registered gun owners in the FBI database. Obviously, the state can only enter this data into the FBI database with the approval of the FBI and the US Department of Justice, both under the control of the Obama administration. Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry.
This is less than half of a lecture that Dr. John Lott gave about expanded background checks on May 22, 2016. (The audio here is very low and to listen you will have to probably play this on high volume.)
Dr. John Lott from the Crime Prevention Research Center debated Baz Dreisinger from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice appeared on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate whether prison deters crime and whether prison should be abolished (Thursday, May 26, 2016).
Dr. John Lott commented on the Obama administration’s gun control conference earlier this week. His piece starts this way:
At a White House conference on Tuesday with representatives of state and local law enforcement from all 50 states, Vice President Joe Biden asserted that an “overwhelming majority” of Americans fully support so-called smart guns — firearms that can only be fired by a particular person.
Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Daily Caller deals with the current gun debate:
The media — from fact checkers to late night talk shows — has had a field day claiming that Trump is making false statements on guns. The media ought to have lost credibility by now.
Last Friday at the NRA convention, Donald Trump forcefully repeated his challenge to Hillary Clinton on guns: “As I said before, she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.
Dr. John Lott talked to Siegel about the benefit of concealed handgun permits, gun ownership generally, and Katie Couric’s new documentary movie on guns. (Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11:05 PM to 12:00 AM EDT)