The Los Angeles Times had a news article by Lauren Rosenblatt attacking Dr. John Lott’s testimony to the President’s Election Integrity Commission.
John Lott, head of the gun rights advocacy group Crime Prevention Research Center, suggested such a process would ease the concerns of those worried about fraudulent voting.
“It might be a way Democrats can use a system they claim works very well to go and prove, essentially, to Republicans that there’s no fraud,” said Lott, who last year criticized the same National Instant Criminal Background Check System as a “mess.”
Every credible study of voting fraud has determined it is either virtually nonexistent or too rare to affect outcomes.
Julie Wise, the King County Elections Director, had an op-ed attacking Dr. John Lott’s testimony
One particularly egregious presentation was given by Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center. Relying on data from 1996 to 2004, Lott made the case that citizens should have a thorough background check — like the one used for purchasing a firearm — in order to vote.
Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper about the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
Sometimes, when the government abuses its tremendous power to scapegoat someone, even proponents of government power find it to be too much.
Mike Weisser is a liberal who writes frequently for the Huffington Post in favor of gun control.
Philip Bump had an article in the Washington Post attacking Dr. John Lott’s testimony before the president’s Election Integrity Commission. The Post did not publish Lott’s letter, but this is what was sent in:
Dear Letters Editor:
Philip Bump doesn’t understand how the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) works and he clearly never listened to my testimony to the Election Integrity Commission (“Let’s see what happens if we take the unserious background-checks-for-voters idea seriously,” 9/12).
Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Detroit News on how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are. This piece looks at recent claims by public health researchers that those who have guns tend to drive more dangerously. The piece starts this way:
Concealed handgun permit holders have long been known to be extremely law-abiding.
Dr. John Lott talked to Ezra Levant on Canada’s The Rebel about the Antioch mass public shooter who was stopped by a concealed handgun permit holder.
(Wednesday, September 27, 2017)
Dr. John Lott talked to Sheriff Newell Normand on the giant WWL about President Trump relaxing Obama’s restrictions on gun imports and exports.
(Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 12:17 to 12:30 PM)
On September 12, 2017, the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham had an article attacking Dr. John Lott’s testimony before the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (video is available here and Lott’s op-ed on the testimony is here). Here is part of Ingraham’s piece:
John Lott, an independent researcher and Fox News commentator, is best known for his book “More Guns, Less Crime,” which argues that increases in gun ownership are associated with drops in crime (most mainstream criminologists reject this view).
Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about a new Violence Policy Center study that claims women are 100 times more likely to be killed by a man with a gun than they are to kill their attacker. Lott explained to Larry’s radio audience why that claim was wrong.…
This segment focused on the Church shooting in Antioch, Tennessee that was stopped by an armed hero. Piecing together the story from multiple accounts, a 25-year-old shooter, Emanuel Kidega Samson, killed one person in the parking lot, entered the church, and started shooting. A 22-year-old usher, Robert Engle, tried to wrestle with the shooter, but Samson is a very large bodybuilder, and Engle realized that he was not strong enough to stop him. …