Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Washington Times about how gun control advocates refuse to debate gun control:
When you receive glowing media attention and have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend, you don’t really have to debate. Michael Bloomberg just announced last week that he would be putting $25 million into next year’s House and Senate races.
Fox News had a top of the front web page discussion on our new research on murders overwhelmingly taking place in just a tiny part of the US. Many other publications from the Washington Times, Yahoo Finance, One News Now, and others ran similar stories. Here is the story from Fox News:
The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties.
Just a few weeks ago, Michael Bloomberg promised to spend $25 million to defeat Congressmen and Senator who support concealed handgun reciprocity and apparently even more on state legislative races (“turning much of its attention to state legislatures . . .”). Now in The Guardian newspaper, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown indicates that they will possibly spend even more money than that:
The leader of America’s largest gun control group pledged to “spend what it takes” to defeat the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) push to weaken local gun control laws in states such as New York, New Jersey and California.
Dr. John Lott debated Fordham University Law School Professor Deborah Denno on Turkish television about the death penalty in the US.
(Thursday, April 27, 2017)
Dr. John Lott joined The Rod Arquette Show to discuss the how very concentrated murders are in the US, that over half the murders in the US take place in just 2% of the counties.
(Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6:35 to 6:43 PM)
Dr. John Lott talked to Scott Sloan on the big 50,000-watt WLW about the legislation in the Pennsylvania legislature that would let teachers and staff with concealed handgun permits and special training carry on school property. It discussed the issues in Lott’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
(Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)
The CPRC has never done this before, but we will have a booth at the upcoming NRA convention from April 28th to 30th at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta. The booth is part of our educational effort. Please stop by our booth (#1505) if you are there!…
You can examine the picture of the US counties in more detail by opening it in a new tab.
The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.…
On Sunday, April 30th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Dr. John Lott will be giving a talk at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta. The talk will be held in Room B311.
…The Truth About Guns: From Bloomberg’s Push for Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns to the Impact of Gun Ownership on Crime RatesMichael Bloomberg’s big push has been on background checks on the private transfers of guns.
Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on a bill before the Pennsylvania state Senate on allowing permitted concealed handguns in public schools.
Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training.