20 Mar , 2019

On Coast to Coast AM with George Noory: Discussing the New Zealand, Brazil, and Netherlands mass public shootings

Dr. John Lott spoke with host George Noory about gun ownership rates, the problems with gun-control policies such as Universal Background Checks and Red Flag Laws and how certain gun-control laws are racist etc..

(Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:09 to 1:14 AM EST)

Coast to Coast AM is heard weekly by 9 million people.…

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20 Mar , 2019

In the Washington Times: When the media makes Trump a target

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times. His piece relies heavily on our research on mass killings around the world.

The national Sunday morning talk shows blamed President Trump for the New Zealand massacre that left 50 dead. CNN’s Jake Tapper warned: “I don’t think moderate Republicans are doing enough to hold President Trump accountable for his rhetoric.” NBC’s Chuck Todd noted supposed parallels to the killer’s rhetoric, and asked: “When the President uses the term ‘invaders,’ does that dehumanize to the point where it can get misused?”

The media made Trump its singular target, but not even Democrats were completely spared from the frenzy of critical reactions.

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19 Mar , 2019

Shouldn’t politicians who vote on gun control need to know basics about gun control laws?

Democrat Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand: “Unfortunately, because the gun manufacturers only care about gun sales, they oppose the commonsense reform that can save lives. They want to oppose universal background checks because they want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a Walmart.”

Senator Gillibrand apparently doesn’t know this, but since 1994 if you tried to buy a gun through any dealer in the United States, there was a background check done on you.…

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18 Mar , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Democrats want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership

Dr. Lott talks with host Steve Gruber about the huge push for more funding for gun-control research. Many of these organizations impact people’s perceptions about gun ownership, even though many of these organizations do very poor research on guns and crime.

(Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

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18 Mar , 2019

At Townhall: Media Calls The New Zealand Shooter ‘Right-Wing’

The media wants to call anyone who is a racist a “right-wing” extremist. Here is Dr. John Lott’s take on the mass public shooting in New Zealand.

The Washington Post called the New Zealand mosque shooting “one of the worst cases of right-wing terrorism in years.” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the killer “an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.”

“The person giving a sign of allegiance to President Trump is the killer here,” said CNN’s John Berman.

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17 Mar , 2019

CPRC coverage in USA Today on our testimony before Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee

Dr. Lott’s testimony before the Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry received some coverage in USA Today (link available here). A video of his testimony is available here.

 

 

 

17 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: Even a locked gun safe doesn’t stop a son from getting the father’s gun

On CBS’s FBI, a seventeen-year-old steals his father’s gun from a locked gun safe at home and attempts a mass public shooting. The message is parents should be afraid of guns in the home even if they are locked in a safe. Others would support banning guns in the home. Since this type of event is indeed possible, this wouldn’t obviously show​ bias by itself, but CBS’s FBI has no offsetting examples of civilian-owned guns being beneficial.…

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16 Mar , 2019

One America News: Talking about Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns

Dr. John Lott talked to One America News’ John Hines about the House Judiciary Committee’s voting on the Universal Background Check bill. Lott’s portion of the news segment starts at 1:59 in the video and goes to 2:19.

(February 13, 2019)

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15 Mar , 2019

New Zealand killer’s manifesto says that he did attack to get more gun control/gun bans in New Zealand and the US, Killer was a socialist, environmentalist who hated capitalists and trade

As New Zealand moves quickly to adopt more gun control (indeed, a ban on semi-automatic guns), it may come as a surprise that the killer carried out his attack to push for more gun control in both New Zealand and the United States. As the above video shows, the New Zealand Prime Minister called immediately for more gun control, even before many basic questions were answered about the attack.…

15 Mar , 2019

Civilian apparently cut short attack at Second Christchurch Mosque, only 7 died at that Mosque versus 41 at other one

UPDATE: The original news reports suggested that a Muslim at the Mosque had run home (presumably very nearby) to get his gun to stop the attack. Well, new reports suggest something quite different happened. There are basic inconsistencies between the two reports.

The original reports suggest that the Muslim was able to fire the gun at the attacker, but the other articles suggest that he took the gun from the shooter and didn’t know how to fire it.…

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