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On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss how Jonah Peretti, now the CEO of BuzzFeed, used Lott’s identity to lobby for gun control

24 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to discuss how Jonah Peretti, now the CEO of BuzzFeed, used Lott’s identity to lobby for gun control.

(Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 8:35 to 9:00 AM)

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On DC’s WMAL: John Lott Shared His Incredible Story About How BuzzFeed’s CEO Targeted Him

23 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese on how Jonah Peretti, who would soon afterward found and run Buzzfeed, used Lott’s name and identity to lobby for gun control.

(Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 8:06 to 8:15 AM)

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Talk at La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Mexico: Explaining More Guns, Less Crime

22 Jan , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott gave the second talk at the La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Puebla, Mexico. The country has a murder rate that is 5 times the US rate and extremely strict gun control laws. But the audience was very open to Dr. Lott’s points. Here is a discussion of some of the graphs.…

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At Fox News: John Lott: BuzzFeed and me – The incredible thing the site’s CEO did using my name without permission

21 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the strange behavior of the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed news. Jonah Peretti would set up websites and send out massive numbers of emails using other people’s identities to either harm their businesses or to advance his political causes. (The piece was also picked up by Real Clear Politics.)…

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Attorney General nominee William P. Barr’s statements on gun control: His testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee from this week and 1991

21 Jan , 2019   Video

William Barr comes across as being somewhat receptive to gun control regarding mental health issues. During his confirmation hearing this past week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he had this exchange with Senator Diane Feinstein:

Senator Feinstein: “In 1994, you said that gun control is a dead end. It won’t reduce the level of violent crime in our society.

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New Research on Red Flag Laws: Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?

20 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and Professor Carl Moody have new research on the Red Flag Laws/Extreme Risk Protective Orders. A copy of the new research can be obtained here.

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Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary.…

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In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Problems with Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance

19 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review discusses Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control laws. The piece starts this way:

Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.

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On the Dom Giordano Show – 1210 WPHT Philadelphia: Data shows illegal immigrants are not as law-abidding as the mainstream media wants us to believe.

18 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dom Giordano on the giant 50,000-watt radio station about evidence showing that illegal immigrants are not as law-abiding as the mainstream media wants us to believe.

(Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:35 to 10:45 AM)

 

 

 

 

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Will Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Assault Weapon Bans make Americans’ safer?

18 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott, President Crime Prevention Research Center, discusses a new gun-control bill (SB501) in Oregon. Should this bill pass, it will ban all magazines over five rounds. Ammunition purchases will be limited to twenty rounds per month. No gun that can hold more than five rounds can be grandfathered. This will essentially ban most handguns.…

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At Townhall: “Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety”

17 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the debate over whether the wall makes sense. His piece starts this way:

The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens.   Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary.