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At Fox News: Media portrayal of gun ownership is inaccurate and biased

10 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on how television entertainment programs keep pushing for gun control. The piece starts this way:

The media’s pro-gun control bias doesn’t just distort news coverage. TV networks have used their primetime entertainment shows to portray gun rights advocates as dishonest, extremist and unconcerned about the loss of innocent lives.

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On the Michigan Talk Network with Steve Gruber about whether the NRA is hypocritical about gun-free zones when they banned guns during President Trump’s talk

8 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about whether the NRA is hypocritical about gun-free zones when they banned guns during President Trump’s talk.

(Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:45 to 8:53 AM).

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On the lies by gun control advocates and how opposition to gun control has changed over time

7 May , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott’s talk in Dallas on May 6, 2018, at the NRA Annual Convention. He went through a series of lies by gun control advocates after he briefly discussed on the opposition to gun control has changed over the last couple of decades.  Unfortunately, the graphs are not particularly clear in the video, though a related link that covers some of the topics discussed here along with the graphs can be found here.…

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Klarevas’ false claims about the federal assault weapons ban and mass public shootings

5 May , 2018  

The Data files for the data used below is available here.

A large amount of research has been done on the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.  It has consistently found no statistically significant impact on mass public shootings or any other type of crime.…

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On the BBC to discuss President Trump’s comments about at the NRA convention

5 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott interviewed on BBC Radio 4 regarding President Trump’s comments about at the NRA convention.  Note, despite the BBC’s claim, Dr. Lott wasn’t at Trump’s talk.  Lott’s interview was pre-tapped so he hadn’t heard the lead in that was given in the on-air broadcast.

(Saturday, May 5, 2018)

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Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Townhall, American Spectator, and other places around the country

4 May , 2018  

Townhall, April 28, 2018

But a study of global mass-shooting incidents from 2009 to 2015 by the Crime Prevention Research Center, headed by economist John Lott, shows the U.S. doesn’t lead the world in mass shootings. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 10, when measured by death rate per million population from mass public shootings.

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At Fox News: Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

4 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News about the media attacks on the NRA and the Trump administration regarding their supposed hypocrisy over gun-free zones.  The piece starts here:

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist.

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On the Michigan Talk Network about the CDC being Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Guns for Self-Defense

3 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber talked about the CDC continuing to do research after the Dickey Amendment, but the CDC didn’t let anyone know about this research, apparently because their survey found a large number of defensive gun uses.

(Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

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In the Daily Caller: A NEW HOPE: Young Americans Less Likely To Support Gun Control Despite Media Narrative

2 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Daily Caller about young people’s views on guns.  The piece starts this way:

Listening to the media, you would never know that young people are less inclined than other Americans to support gun control. Few Americans have heard of New Mexico high school senior Will Riley, who is organizing “Stand for the Second,” a national walkout in support of gun ownership.

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On the Bill Martinez Show to discuss the media’s refusal to mention that attacks keep occurring in gun-free zones and that the Government has been withholding regarding when guns helped.

2 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott on the Bill Martinez Show to discuss the media’s refusal to mention that attacks keep occurring in gun-free zones and that the government has been withholding regarding when guns helped.

(Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)