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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: Yet again, NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

29 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in illustrating criminals using machine guns, though they are a more over the top in referring to the guns that the criminals have as machine guns and military weapons (Chicago PD, S7, E10 January 8, 2020).

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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On the Michael Berry Show: A general discussion of Gun Control

29 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Berry on his national radio show about gun control.

(Thursday, February 27, 2020)

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On Chicago’s Big WIND AM to discuss Mass Public Shootings, Chicago’s High Murder Rate, and Illinois’ Racist Gun Control policies

28 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to WIND’s Steve Cortez about mass public shootings, Chicago’s high murder rate, and Illinois’ racist gun control policies.

(Friday, February 14, 2020, from 6:35 to 7:00 PM)

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At Townhall: Fact-Checking the Democrat Presidential Debate on Guns

27 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott wrote a piece for Townhall that fact-checked some of the claims made during the Democrat presidential debate on Tuesday night in Charleston, South Carolina. The piece starts this way:

For once, a gun control claim was too much for even the media fact-checkers. During last night’s Democratic presidential debate in Charleston, South Carolina, former Vice President Joe Biden bizarrely declared: “A hundred and fifty million people have been killed since 2007, when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability.”

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Shooting at Molson Coors Beverage Company appears to be yet another mass public shooting in a Gun-free Zone

26 Feb , 2020  

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, five people were murdered by an employee at the Molson Coors Beverage Company. Below is a picture of one of their facilities. The murderer was also killed at the scene. Our research showing that 94% of mass public shootings occur in gun-free zones is available here.…

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On Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s Podcast: Talking about a range of points on guns from More Guns, Less Crime to different gun control laws

26 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Crenshaw on his podcast “We hold these truths.” They discussed the evidence showing More Guns, Less Crime as well as many different types of gun controls.

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At Townhall.com: Bernie Sanders Misleading Narrative on Communist Cuba

25 Feb , 2020  

This piece draws on research that Dr. John Lott did regarding the substitutability between using the police state and indoctrination to control citizens. The piece at Townhall starts this way:

With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) becoming the odds on favorite to win the Democrat nomination, the media rehabilitation efforts have begun.

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In the Wall Street Journal: Campaign-Finance Laws Created Candidate Bloomberg: They don’t level the field; they tilt it to the advantage of billionaires, especially if they own media firms.

24 Feb , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and Brad Smith have an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on the harm created by campaign finance laws. Since campaign finance laws carry criminal penalties, they are something that interests the Crime Prevention Research Center. The laws create a very uneven playing field, with a very wealthy person such as Michael Bloomberg particularly advantaged.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: CBS’ “FBI” shows carrying concealed handguns didn’t protect those carrying

24 Feb , 2020   Video

CBS’ “FBI” shows has a case where truck drivers with concealed handguns are murdered by someone stealing their truck. The Crime Prevention Research Center has collected hundreds of cases where people have used permitted handguns to protect themselves, and while the outcome that CBS shows is possible, this outcome virtually never happens.…

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: NBC’s “Chicago PD” continued obsession with machine guns, criminals outgunning police

23 Feb , 2020   Video

This TV show on NBC is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns. This segment clearly shows the police officers being outgunned by a criminal with a machine gun. This is from Chicago PD (Season 7, E13) January 22, 2020.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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