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At Real Clear Politics: Debate Was a Missed Chance to Detail Mail-In Vote Flaws

30 Sep , 2020  

The first presidential debate between President Trump versus Joe Biden rehashed a lot of false claims about vote fraud. Here is Dr. John Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics about some of the false claims made by Joe Biden and Chris Wallace during the debate.

Neither Joe Biden nor debate moderator Chris Wallace seems to believe that vote fraud with mail-in ballots is a real issue.

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Defensive Gun Use

Woman with a permitted concealed handgun apprehends 29-year-old man who stabbed 85-year-old at shopping center

29 Sep , 2020  

This incident occurred in Adrian, Michigan.

. . . officers found the victim between the automotive and sporting goods section, having been stabbed multiple times in the head and neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

The suspect was a 29-year-old man from Adrian, according to a news release.

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On The Michigan Talk Network: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Democrats’ Reaction

29 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and the Democrats’ Reaction. They also got into the issue of Democrats repeated promises to get rid of the filibuster.

(Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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In the Missoulian: Proof of expertise

29 Sep , 2020  

Responding to attacks on an op-ed that I recently wrote in the Missoulian. They called into question both my expertise as an economist to deal with price controls and claims regarding the National Research Council work regarding firearms and violence.

An article (Sept. 25) and a letter (Sept 22) in The Missoulian challenge my criticisms of Steve Bullock’s proposed drug price controls, which would destroy the development of new, lifesaving drugs.

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On The Vicki McKenna Show: Discussing Democrats’ Promise to Eliminate the Filibuster and Pack the Supreme Court

28 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott was on the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse case. Facebook describes Kyle Rittenhouse’s shootings, which appear to be in self-defense, as a mass public shooting. If so, it is the first time that we have seen a self-defense use of a gun classified as mass shooting.…

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On Montana Talks: Talking about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the danger from Democrats getting rid of the filibuster

28 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Aaron Flint on the Montana Talk radio network about Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court and the danger from Democrats getting rid of the filibuster.

(Monday, September 28, 2020, from 8:40 to 8:50 AM)

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On The Dan Proft Show: Talked about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court

27 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the national Dan Proft Show to talk about Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court. They talked about Lott’s piece on her at Real Clear Politics.

(Friday, September 26, 2020)


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On KABC With Larry O’Connor: The History of Supreme Court Confirmations and Democrats’ Threats to Eliminate the Filibuster

26 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on the Los Angeles’ KABC-AM radio to talk about Lott’s piece in Newsweek on “Senate Republicans Have Precedent On Their Side” and the Democrats’ Threats to Eliminate the Filibuster.

(Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 2:13 to 2:30 PM)

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On Chicago’s Big WIND AM To Discuss What the Election means for the Second Amendment

25 Sep , 2020  

Dr. John Lott was on Chicago’s WIND-AM radio to talk about what the election means for the Second Amendment. They discussed issues from how Democrats make it particularly difficult for poor minorities to get guns as well as their push to get rid of the filibuster.

(Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 7:05 to 7:30 PM)

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Copy of Amy Coney Barrett’s dissent in Kanter v Barr, her views on the Second Amendment

25 Sep , 2020  

It looks likely that Amy Coney Barrett will be appointed to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. For those interested in her views on the Second Amendment, this is the case of hers to read. Her 37-page dissent from a 2019 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit shows her thorough and scholarly approach to applying constitutional provisions in light of their historical background and original public meaning.…