On the Lars Larson Show: Talking about the Gilroy and Virginia Beach shootings and the danger of gun-free zones

22 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott joined Lars Larson on his Northwest radio show about the dangers of gun-free zones. They talked about the Gilroy and Virginia Beach shootings.

(Monday, July 29, 2019)



1 Response

  1. Robert Swindol says:

    Wow! Your commentary on whether or not “In God We Trust” was full of misinformation. I’m all for people having a right to their own opinion, but they do NOT have the right to their own facts. Facts are facts… plain and simple.

    You stated that our country is steeped in religious history and that the phrase “In God We Trust” can be found in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. That cannot be further from the truth.

    While the Declaration of Independence does reference god, that particular phrase is no where to be found. But I will give you that it does reference God, even though it’s not a document upon which our government is founded. It is simply a declarative statement that was sent to Britain to let them know we wouldn’t be taking any more of their crap.

    The Constitution, on the other hand, which IS the foundation of our government, doesn’t reference god at all. In fact, that only time it references religion is exclusionary terms when the first amendment states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”. Why is this? Because our founding fathers completely understood the need for separation of church and state, which was the sole reason pilgrims left England in the first place. Why the hell would they risk life and limp to end up in a savage land only to establish the same religious-driving government that they left behind in the first place. That makes no logical sense.

    And for those who say “separation of church and state” is nowhere in the constitution, I say “You are technically correct, but it’s certainly what they meant to achieve.” Where’s my proof for this assertion? How about Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Baptist Church from Jan. 1st 1802, where he stated:
    “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature would “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State”

    Get your facts straight! Your are in a position where people will listen to you. Don’t abuse that position by spreading false or misleading information. Have your opinions, but base those opinions on FACTS. Otherwise, your opinions are invalid. But most of your listeners are too uneducated to realize that what your are telling them isn’t factual. It should be your duty to educate them… not pander to their ignorance.

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