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At Investor’s Business Daily: Airline Industry’s Struggles Show Why Obama-Era Regulation Is Still A Problem

26 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Investor’s Business Daily on the continuing impact of Obama regulations.

Last week the United States was once again ranked as the world’s most competitive economy. It’s a distinction that we haven’t had since 2008, due in part to the regulatory nightmare created by President Obama.

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Sixty-seven defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns in public over the past three months

25 Oct , 2018  

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 26, 2018 (FOX6 News)

An attempted robbery at a Milwaukee gas station was thwarted when a citizen shot the robber, according to police.

It happened Thursday evening, July 26 near 35th and Silver Spring.

Milwaukee police say a person outside the Citgo gas station shot the alleged robbery suspect in the butt.

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Bloomberg’s Everytown Spending $5.8 million to defeat Congresswoman Karen Handel in Georgia

25 Oct , 2018  

Congresswoman Karen Handel is facing a challenge from Lucy McBath, but she is facing some pretty incredible campaign spending numbers. Year to date donations by Bloomberg’s Everytown for this race.

Canal Partners Media: $1,840,250.00

Siegel Strategies, LLC: $1,959,907.81

The Pivot Group, Inc.: $1,938,907.81

Bully Pulpit Interactive, LLC: $45,500.00

Total: $5,782,564

This is an incredible about of money for Bloomberg to put into one race.…

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At Real Clear Politics: The Problem With the FBI’s ‘Active Shooter’ Data

25 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Real Clear Politics on errors in the FBI’s ‘Active Shooter’ data.

Many people are focusing on the political biases in the FBI’s treatment of the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaigns, but the political corruption of the agency goes deeper.  One can also see it in the FBI’s raw crime data, particularly when it comes to the public shootings that have so galvanized Americans.  

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On the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss how Democrats want to make it more costly for the poor and minorities to own guns for protection

23 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on the Vicki McKenna Show that covers most of Wisconsin (WISN, WIBA, WMEQ) to discuss how Democrats want to make it costly for the poor and minorities to buy guns for self-defense. These are the very people who benefit the most from having the option to defend themselves.…

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The Rand Corporation’s dishonest report on gun control

23 Oct , 2018  

The Rand Corporation reaches its conclusions on gun control by having its survey completely ignore studies that indicate that gun control is harmful. Their survey also inaccurately misstates the studies that they do reference.

Time after time, their justifications for excluding studies are simply false. When a study finds that there’s no statistically significant evidence that a particular law had an impact, Rand calls the results “uncertain” or “inconclusive.”…

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At Townhall.com: On CNN’s KFile and the Cost of Media Bias

22 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the incredible media bias shown by CNN.

Andrew Kaczynski and the rest of CNN’s so-called KFile unit ought to count their reporting as direct campaign contributions to Democrats.

Last year, in falsely accusing Sheriff David Clarke and Monica Crowley of plagiarism when the Trump administration was considering them for positions, CNN quotes omitted the authors’ footnotes, which contained the source attributions.CNN

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On Minneapolis’ KYCR to discuss the massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending to flip control of the House to the Democrats

21 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mitch Berg on Minneapolis’ KYCR to discuss the massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending to flip control of the House to the Democrats. Much of the discussion was about the false ads that Gabby Giffords gun control organization was running against Congressman Jason Lewis in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.…

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On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: How has support for gun control changed?

20 Oct , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s Relentless to discuss the new Gallup Poll on support for gun control. While support for gun control has fallen by 6 percentage points since the immediate aftermath of the Parkland shooting, there has been a general increase over the last 5 or so years.…

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A talk on some of the false claims made by gun control advocates

18 Oct , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott gave a talk at the Heartland Institute about false claims by gun control advocates on October 10, 2018. Some of our previous posts on these points can be found here and here.