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Brazilian “Right-wing” candidate Bolsonaro winning over voters with promise to “Give guns to good people”

9 Oct , 2018  

Brazil has the highest murder rate of any developed country, so it isn’t surprising that people want to do something to protect themselves.  “Right-wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round election this past Sunday, massively outdoing the second place candidate for the Workers Party who got only 29.3%.…

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On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss why Supreme Court Confirmations have gotten so vicious

7 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about why Supreme Court Confirmations have gotten so vicious (see also here).

(Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

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At Townhall: Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

7 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the huge amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending to flip control of Congress to the Democrats. The piece begins this way:

Gun control advocates are again spending massive amounts of money on political campaigns this fall. Michael Bloomberg has promised $80 million to flip control of Congress to the Democrats.

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Who are Gun Control advocates targeting the most in the House of Representatives?

6 Oct , 2018  

We have previously noted that Everytown for Gun Safety is putting $5 million into 15 House races. The big dollars from Bloomberg are being funneled through Giffords PAC
Giffords PAC Independent Expenditures
 
1) Jason Lewis (MN 2nd Congressional District)
 
First-term incumbent Jason Lewis (R) of Minnesota’s Second Congressional district. His $1.36 million in the bank is matched just by Giffords’ gun control organization, which is putting $1.3 million into the race against him.

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At the Daily Caller: A Response to Biased Law Professors Against Kavanaugh

5 Oct , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller on all the letters that people have been signing regarding Kavanaugh over the last couple of weeks.

Everybody is signing letters.

An opinion piece in yesterday’s New York Times points to 1,000 law school professors who signed a letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

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On Dana Loesch’s Relentless to discuss how the CDC and other government agencies manipulate data

4 Oct , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch about whether the CDC and other parts of the government are slanting their collection of data.

(Relentless, Tuesday, October 2, 2018)

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More media on our research on mass public shootings across countries

3 Oct , 2018  

 

 

Hot Air, September 7, 2018

Back in 2016, Adam Lankford, a University of Alabama professor, published a study claiming that roughly one-third of the mass shootings in the world take place in America. The study was widely panned almost immediately, with other experts in the field describing it as junk science which should never have made it into print in a scholarly publication, but it served as a perfect vehicle for the media to talk about the need for stricter gun control laws.

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CBS’ Bull claiming that buying a handgun in New York City is the “easiest thing in the world”

2 Oct , 2018   Video

CBS’ Bull (Season 3, episode 2) is about a woman who murdered a man who killed her child. According to the show, the woman who fatally shot this man found it the “easiest thing in the world” to legally buy a handgun in New York City.

First, one has to get a NYC handgun license, which is not only expensive (about $440); forms, reference letters, and a visit and interview by the NYPD; and it can take up to eight months to get the license.…

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This week the CPRC had the Fourth most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network

2 Oct , 2018  

This week the CPRC has the fourth most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network. The Social Science Research Network has 820,883 research papers from 395,351 researchers from across 30 disciplines. Our research on country comparisons of mass public shootings ranks second. This is the fourth week that this paper ranked in the top four in terms of the most downloads on the website.…

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On Fox Business: Explaining why the judicial confirmation process has become so much more vicious

1 Oct , 2018   Video

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is right that Senate’s confirmation process is “a national disgrace.” The damage done to Kavanaugh’s family is horrific. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was clear: “What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open and hope you win in 2020.”

The threats and vicious messages that his family and Christine Blasey Ford have received are a national embarrassment.…

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