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At Townhall: Felons Voting While In Prison In D.C.

14 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the push in Washington, DC to let felons vote while they are still serving their sentence in prison. The piece starts this way:

Washington, D.C.’s council seems posed to let felons vote while they are still serving their sentences in prison. Surely, that has the benefit of ensuring that these individuals turn out to vote.

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Might judge’s discovery overturn decades of ATF interpretation on what constitutes a “receiver”?

14 Oct , 2019  

In a startling California case, the federal government dropped charges against someone who had been manufacturing and selling guns without a manufacturer’s license. The news article claims that the federal government dropped the case because they were worried that the decision would create a precedent. But it isn’t obvious that should matter because once other lawyers know that the existing law doesn’t cover cases that the ATF has used it to cover, they damage is already done.…

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How badly does the media bias people’s views on the types of deaths from firearms?

13 Oct , 2019  

A new survey from American Associate for Public Opinion Research shows that Americans are much more likely to think that mass shootings and other types of homicides make up a much larger share of total homicides than they do. The huge gap between how people think individuals die from guns and how they do is undoubtedly due to media bias.…

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Eleven of Florida’s 67 School Districts are Arming Teachers

11 Oct , 2019  

Eleven of Florida’s 67 county school districts have given classroom teachers the option to carry guns. Only seven of those eleven school districts have made their policy intensions public and they include: Bay, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Okeechobee, Putnam and Suwannee. But if the idea is to deter attacks, it is better to publicly claim that they are having armed teachers when the don’t than to have armed teachers and not make sure everyone knows.…

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New piece at Broad & Liberty: We don’t need Red Flag laws – we have the tools in place to help the mentally ill and protect people’s rights

10 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Broad & Liberty, a new opinion outlet in Philadelphia.

Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. The hot new policy option before this committee is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But there is a much more effective alternative already in place.

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On The Vicki McKenna Show To Discuss the new FBI crime data and the increase in permitted concealed handguns

9 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott was on the Vicki McKenna Show that covers most of Wisconsin (WISN, WIBA, WMEQ) to discuss the newly released FBI crime data and the increase in permitted concealed handguns. The Trump administration has reversed the increase in violent crime that we had seen under the Obama administration.

(The Vicki McKenna Show, Monday, September 9, 2019, 4:39 to 4:50 PM)

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On Las Vegas’ giant 50,000 watt KXNT to discuss the Democratic Presidential Candidate forum on Gun Control

8 Oct , 2019  

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, MSNBC joined the Giffords and March for Our Lives gun control groups to put a a forum for the Democrat presidential candidates. Dr. John Lott talked to Alan Stock about the different gun control proposals that Democrats are offering.

(Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 12:05 to 1:00 PM)

Part 1

Part 2


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On the Lars Larson Show: On the rapidly increasing number of concealed handgun permits

7 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson about our new report on the increase in concealed handgun permits. There are now 18.66 million concealed handgun permits in the US.

(Thursday, October 3, 2019 for Larson’s Northwest Radio Show, Friday, October 4, 2019 for Larson’s National Radio Show)

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Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: US News & World Report, The Blaze, Breitbart, Epoch Times, and much more

6 Oct , 2019  

US News & World Report, September 17, 2019

Banning all guns, including concealed weapons, would affect a significantly higher number of people, says Dave Workman, communications director for the Second Amendment Foundation and a senior editor for the group’s publication, Gunmag.com. About 17 million Americans have concealed carry permits, according to a tally from the pro-gun Crime Prevention Research Center.

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Worth a listen: On the Larry Elder National Radio Show: Gun Bans, Universal Background checks, and the Gun Control Debate

5 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about a range of gun control issues.

(Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 7:20 to 7:55 PM)

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