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On Chicago’s WIND to discuss Illinois’ experience with permitted concealed handguns

20 Jun , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott appeared with the Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on WIND to discuss Illinois’ experience with permitted concealed handguns (see our post here).

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Michael Bloomberg announces pouring at least $80 million in 2018 House elections to make Democrat Majority

20 Jun , 2018  

Michael Bloomberg “has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election” to give Democrats control of the US House of Representatives. Note this doesn’t include money Bloomberg is putting in pushing gun control issues.

This reminds us of Robert Reich’s recent claims about NRA campaign spending: “The National Rifle Association is a special interest group with a stranglehold on the Republican Party.

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On Michigan Talk Network on Financial Institutions stopping transactions involving firearm companies

20 Jun , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about financial institutions stopping transactions involving firearm companies.

(Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:52 AM)

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In News article at Fox News: Experts shoot holes in CNN’s report on school gun violence

19 Jun , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was interviewed about recent claims about how frequent schools shootings are in the US.  From the Fox News article:

John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and contributor to FoxNews.com, who has published “More Guns, Less Crime,” has long been in the thick of the gun debate. 

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Two Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop What Could have been a Mass Public Shooting in Tumwater, Washington

18 Jun , 2018   Video

“He is a hero,” Adams said. “He took action. I really think more people could have been shot… he saved us all.”

A wild rampage at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington was stopped when three concealed handgun permit holders confronted and killed the attacker. The attacker had carjacked a vehicle that he drove to the Walmart.…

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Illinois: More evidence that concealed handgun permits holders are extremely law-abiding

18 Jun , 2018  

“You rarely hear an instance where a CCL holder is using their firearm in an unlawful manner. They’re generally law-abiding citizens, and they’ve gone to great lengths to get to where they’re at to have a CCL. And they’ve taken training to get there. And most of them, they understand what the requirements are to use force to defend themselves.”

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TV bias on guns: NBC’s Reverie: Main character says “I hate guns,” always emphasizing danger of guns

17 Jun , 2018   Video

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I hate guns.” NBC’s Reverie has had three episodes so far. A common theme through the three shows has been that Mara Kint (played by the very beautiful and talented Sarah Shahi) was traumatized by her brother-in-law shooting her sister and niece to death.…

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UPDATED: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 94% of attacks since 1950

15 Jun , 2018  

UPDATED on July 6th, 2019: Original title: “More misleading information from Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety on guns: ‘Analysis of Recent Mass Shootings,’ Showing how mass public shootings keep occurring in gun-free zones”  Originally posted on September 9, 2014.

While the first part of the discussion here goes through each mass public shooting from 2009 to 2014 discussed in the Bloomberg report.  …

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Correcting the FBI’s estimate on the rate that permit holders have stopped active shooters

15 Jun , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to correct the FBI’s estimate on the rate that permit holders have stopped active shooters.

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At The Record (New Jersey): New NJ gun laws don’t make us safer

14 Jun , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in The Record, New Jersey’s largest daily circulation newspaper.  The piece discusses New Jersey’s six new gun control laws.

The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week won’t save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death.