On Coast-to-Coast AM about the Las Vegas massacre and aftermath

4 Oct , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to George Noory about the Las Vegas massacre.  Coast-to-Coast AM describes the interview this way:

First hour guest, economist and gun rights advocate, John Lott offered commentary and analysis of the Las Vegas shooting. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, had apparently purchased his weapons through legal means, though at least one rifle may have been altered to function as an automatic weapon. I’m not sure I can really make the case for ownership of automatic weapons, other than for collectors, Lott remarked. The number of automatic weapons have been frozen since 1986, and can cost up to $20,000– people have to go through extra background checks and fingerprinting to get one, he cited.

Lott’s comments on the cost of fully automatic weapons were slightly different.  He noted that non-working versions of such guns start at around $14,000 and working versions can cost at least near $20,000.

(Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 1:15 to 2:00 AM)

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