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Three Sheriff’s Deputies at the Florida High School waited outside during attack, also the down side to having locked doors

25 Feb , 2018  

Police are extremely important in stopping crime, but they usually don’t arrive on the scene while the crime is occurring.  Unfortunately, there are a couple cases where they could have been on the scene and chose not to do so.  Broward County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scot Peterson wasn’t the only police officer who refused to enter the Stoneman Douglas High School.  …

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On the Michael Dukes Radio Show: the renewed calls for an assault weapons ban, or why the Washington Post doesn’t have a clue on how to do research

24 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes, whose radio show is heard in Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska.  They discussed an article in the Washington Post by Christopher Ingraham that pushed for an assault weapons ban after the Florida high school attack.  One’s first reaction to all this is that banning guns based on how they look rather than how they function seems very unlikely to have any effect (these semi-automatic AR-15s fire the same bullets, with the same rapidity, doing the same damage as semi-automatic hunting rifles), but it doesn’t some such as Ingraham to believe otherwise.…

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On the Vicki McKenna Show in Milwaukee on the debate over gun control

24 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna on the giant 50,000-watt WISN-AM in Milwaukee about the new push for gun control laws.

(Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 4:35 to 4:50 PM)

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On Sandy Rios’ National Radio Show: Discussing the new push for more gun control

23 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Sandy Rios on her national radio show on American Family Radio about the new push for gun control and the media’s bias on the issue.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 8:20 to 8:40 AM)

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On the Laura Ingraham Radio Show to discuss what can be done about mass public shootings

23 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott on the Laura Ingraham Radio Show to discuss what can be done about mass public shootings.

(Monday, February 19, 2018, from 10:35 to 10:50 AM)

Laura Ingraham’s show is heard by over 2 million people.

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President Trump comes out Swinging on Arming Teachers

23 Feb , 2018  

In 1998, when Dr. John Lott first proposed allowing teachers to be armed at schools virtually no one supported his idea.  The op-ed that he had in the Wall Street Journal was not well-received.  Still over the years, gun-free zones at schools have gradually been rolled back.

Today, however, President Trump came out in full force behind the idea of getting rid of gun-free zones at schools

Remarks by President Trump at the Conservative Political Action Conference

 

THE WHITE HOUSE

 

Office of the Vice President

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For Immediate Release                           February 23, 2018

 

 

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

AT THE CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

Oxon Hill, Maryland

10:16 A.M.

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At Fox News: “US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia’s gun restrictions”

23 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News responding to all the false claims about how Australia’s gun control laws are a model that the US should follow.  This is from a much longer discussion in the book, The War on Guns, and see the data at the end of this post from Lee and Suardi for part of the period.  …

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On the giant KTLK to talk about why gun control advocates keep pushing policies that wouldn’t stop these mass public shootings

23 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the giant 50,000-watt KTLK’ “Closing Argument” to discuss how gun control advocates keep pushing regulations that would do nothing beneficial to stop mass public shootings.

(Monday, February 19, 2018, from 10:05 to 10:30 PM)

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Responding to the New York Times’ attack on our work on crime by Illegal Aliens

23 Feb , 2018  

The New York Times on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 had an editorial attacking Dr. John Lott’s research on crime by illegal aliens.

Perhaps the most insidious part of the Trump administration’s approach to criminal justice lies in its efforts to link crime to its broader crackdown on immigration. In a speech last month, Mr.

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On Chicago’s WIND-AM, talking about how to stop mass public shootings in the aftermath of Florida’s Parkland attack

22 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on WIND in Chicago about what can be done to stop attacks, such as the one at the high school last week in Florida.

(Tuesday, February 20, 2018, from 7:35 to 7:48 AM)