Post by: johnrlott

Featured, Mass Public Shootings

The false narrative of white supremacists doing mass public shootings: Racial, Gender, Religious and Political views of these killers from 1998 through January 2021

20 Feb , 2021  

Entertainment television continually provides a false impression of those who commit mass public shootings and how they commit them. Show after show has mass public shootings involving machine guns, though that never happens. But another myth is that attacks are frequently by white supremacists. In his first Townhall as president, Biden claimed: “And now a rise of political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism that we must confront and we will defeat.”

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Featured, Gun Free Zones

All 50 states now allow you to carry a concealed handgun in restaurants that serve alcohol

19 Feb , 2021  

With Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signing HB 102 into law on Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 2021, Montana now allows to open carry, carry concealed without a permit, or carry concealed with a CWP, in a bank, a restaurant with a liquor license, or a bar. Thirty-four states now also allow people to carry concealed in bars.…

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Media Bias

At Real Clear Politics: TV Shows Push Gun Control Myths — in Sync With Biden

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on media bias at Real Clear Politics.

Last week, the Biden administration promised gun control groups that it will soon roll out a massive push for limits on firearm purchases and other measures. President Biden reiterated that promise on Sunday. And the television networks aren’t waiting to lay the groundwork for this effort.

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Constitutional Carry

There are now 18 Constitutional Carry States, and there is a reasonable chance it will be 20 later this year

18 Feb , 2021  

On Friday, February 12th, Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill making Constitutional Carry the law in Utah. On Thursday, February 18th, Governor Greg Gianforte’s first priority for this legislative session has been signing a Constitutional Carry/eliminating gun-free zone, and it is now on his desk.

That might not be all this year.…

Radio

On New England’s Giant WBZ: What Is House Bill 127 and What Are Biden’s Plans For Classifying Semi-Auto Rifles As Class III Weapons?

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Rae on Boston’s giant 50,000-watt WBZ about how the what is House Bill 127 and what are Biden’s plans for classifying semi-auto rifles as Class III weapons. Lott was on for a full two hours taking questions from people all the way from Milwaukee to Virginia.…

Featured, Media Bias

CBS is obsessed with showing criminals using machine guns in crime shows: Magnum PI does it again

18 Feb , 2021   Video

In an opening scene, Magnum PI has Thomas Magnum dreaming about yet another machine gun attack against him (Season 3, Episode 7, February 5, 2021). Given the number of machine gun attacks against Magnum in the series, this is an entirely reasonable concern on his part.

As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people.…

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Media Bias

CBS’s NCIS LA again shows bad things happen if you own a gun

18 Feb , 2021   Video

This episode of CBS’s NCIS LA pushes a common Michael Bloomberg theme on women and guns (Season 12 Episode 10, February 14, 2021). A woman explains to the NCIS LA agents that she has a gun for protection, but the gun was stolen. She says that she never thought that one of the people she knew would steal it, and Marty Deeks (played by Eric Christian Olsen) says in exasperation: “We never do.”…

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Radio

On the Michigan Talk Network: Trump’s Senate Trial Rests On The Claim That He Lied About Vote Fraud, He Didn’t

17 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan talk network about what Democrats claim is Trump’s “Big Lie” that instigated the January 6th riot at the US Capitol. They talked about Lott’s piece at Townhall.

(Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 8:35 to 8:46 AM)

Police

New Senior Advisor at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee last year lauded “Looting as a Vital form of social Protest” and condemned Police

16 Feb , 2021  

Ironically at the same time that Democrats in the House impeached Donald Trump for supposedly inciting the January 6th riot, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee hires as a Senior Advisor someone who last year lauded “Looting as a Vital form of social Protest” and condemned the police. The Tweet shown above is from Dyjuan Tatro at the end of last August.…

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Radio

On Kansas’ KSAL Morning News w/Jeff Garretson: On the politicization of research and to figure out whether researchers are being honest with you

16 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott was on Kansas’ KSAL Morning News w/Jeff Garretson to discuss the politicization of research and to figure out whether researchers are being honest with you as well as what the Biden administration is doing to make gun ownership difficult and costly.

(Monday, February 8, 2021, from 9:45 to 10:00 AM)