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PragerU on “Gun control does NOT equal less gun violence” references Crime Prevention Research Center

31 Mar , 2020   Video

PragerU has a video on gun control that references the CPRC research on mass public shootings in gun-free zones and the impact of Australia’s 1996-97 gun buyback on crime rates. The number we have on mass public shootings in gun-free zones since 1950 is 94%.

If we had been consulted for this video, we would have cut out the comparison that compared the number of guns Americans with gun crime rate (comparing gun ownership rates with crime rates would have made more sense).…

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On Chicago’s WIND Morning Show to discuss gun-rights during COVID-19 Pandemic

30 Mar , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talks with Chicago’s Morning Answer about the importance of law-abiding citizens being able to defend themselves during this pandemic and why being able to purchase guns and ammunition is necessary.

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At Townhall: In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie

30 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall in defense Congressman Thomas Massie. Massie is the chair of Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus and someone who Dr. Lott has co-authored six op-eds with. Lott’s piece starts this way:

For a while last week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the most hated man on Capitol Hill.

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Will the Coronavirus Recede as the Spring Arrives?

29 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our research looking at whether the coronavirus threat will recede as spring arrives.

(Thursday, March 26, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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US Department of Homeland Security declares that firearms related workers are “essential”

29 Mar , 2020  

The US Department of Homeland Security declares: “Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, distributors, and shooting ranges” are essential.

This decision will have an impact on various court cases across the country where state and local governments have shutdown the gun stores as not being “essential.”…

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On Nashville’s giant 50,000 watt WLAC: On our empirical work on the Coronavirus and seasonality

28 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott joined The Tennessee Star Report’s Michael Patrick Leahy on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC to discuss our new empirical work on the Coronavirus and seasonality.

(Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 8:21 to 8:30 AM)

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Possible Mass Public Shooting stopped by permit holder in Tulsa shopping center

28 Mar , 2020  

A dramatic shooting was stopped on Friday night, March 27th, 2020 at a shopping center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This attack fits definition of what could have been a mass public shooting: a shooting in pubic that did not involve some other type of crime. Without the permit holder there to stop the attack, it could have resulted in multiple deaths.…

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On the Glenn Beck Show: Explaining why people should be buying more guns during the Coronavirus crisis

27 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Glenn Beck about states that are closing down gun stores and why people need guns for protection now more than is normally the case.

(Friday, March 27, 2020, from 11:35 to 11:45 AM)

Glenn Beck: “John is the really, truly a national treasure. He is the most important voice when it comes to guns, gun crime, gun statistics, and that is why he is despised by people on the left.

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On The Larry Elder Radio Show: To discuss mayors and governors as they deem gun shops “not essential”

26 Mar , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott was on Larry Elder’s national radio show to discuss mayors and governors as they deem gun shops ‘not essential,’ and force them to close. Is this a wise policy?

(Wednesday, March, 2020, from 7:21 to 7:30 PM)

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At National Review: Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses? Yes, especially when jails and prisons are releasing inmates early.

25 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on states closing gun stores by claiming that they are “non-essential.”

Law-abiding citizens want the right to buy a gun, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Police have stopped responding to many 911 calls, and massive numbers of inmates are being released early from prison.

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