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New York Post, September 4, 2018
Politicians at Sen. John McCain’s funeral bemoaned the loss of civility in politics, notes John R. Lott Jr. at Townhall, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing this week is proving that. Why? Government has grown “by leaps and bounds,” and decisions “have far-reaching consequences.” A century ago, Lott recalls, federal spending was less than 3 percent of GDP.…
Odessa American, August 11, 2018; The Spectrum (St. George, Utah), August 5, 2018; Sun Journal (New Bern, North Carolina), August 4, 2018; The Dispatch (Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi), August 2, 2018; Salem News (Salem, Ohio), August 11, 2018; Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), August 3, 2018
Economist John Lott wrote in 2014, “Black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murders than similarly aged white males.” And almost always the murderer of a young black male is another young black male.
Breitbart.com, June 25, 2018 and related stories at The Western Journal, June 26, 2018; Inquisitr, June 26, 2018; Russia Television, June 26, 2018; Think Progress, June 25, 2018; and The Blaze, June 26 2018
Now voices as disparate as actor James Woods, law professor John Banzhaf, and Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott are advising individuals in the left’s crosshairs to get guns and/or concealed carry permits.
Voice of America, March 16, 2018
Though the NRA has come on board, other gun rights advocates say treatment, not gun seizure, is the answer to dealing with gun owners who show signs of trouble.
“If you really believe somebody is a danger to themselves or others, then you ought to think about involuntarily committing them to some type of mental health facility,” said John Lott, an economist and founder of the right-leaning Crime Prevention Research Center.
The Hill, March 8, 2018
As has been the case with school shootings, American soldiers were sitting ducks in the defenseless killing fields known as “gun-free zones,” where criminals, but not the average citizen would be armed. In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center revealed that 96.2 percent of mass public shootings from 1998 through 2015 occurred in gun free zones.
Indianapolis Star, November 24, 2017
According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 20 other states allow firearms on Statehouse grounds in some fashion. Most allow average citizens to bring their firearms into the Statehouse. Only two states specifically restrict it to lawmakers and their staffs.
However, most publicly visible and large companies with a diverse set of employees don’t permit guns in the workplace, said Christopher Schrader, director of government affairs for Indiana State Council of Society of Human Resource Management.
Huffington Post, November 15, 2017
. . . I have been following a similar debate about guns which broke out more than 20 years ago, a.k.a. John Lott versus Everyone Else, and not only does the debate about the role of ‘armed citizens’ seem to be heating up again, given what just happened in Vegas and Sutherland Springs, but it seems to have gone beyond the media venues where the argument usually appears.
Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama), November 4, 2017
When it comes to the nation-wide arms race, Alabama is in the lead.
A study completed by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the numbers of people in the country having concealed weapons permits rose by 1.83 million in 2016, to a total of 16.3 million permit holders.
Metro News, October 13, 2017
But John Lott, president of the pro-Second Amendment Crime Prevention Research Center, says these statistics are a kind of feel-good data sets that should rely on a whole host of other information, like culture, demographics and rural/urban makeup that isn’t factored in.
“[The gun death rates] are low despite the strict gun control laws, not because of them,” he said.
Creators, August 22, 2017; Townhall.com, August 22, 2017; Arkansas Online, August 24, 2017; Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 26, 2017; Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, August 25, 2017; Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma), August 28, 2017; NRA-ILA, August 22, 2017; and Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN), August 25, 2017.
Conceal carry permit holders tend to be one of the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, according to data provided by the Crime Prevention Research Center.