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On Lock N Load Radio: More on Virginia’s new gun laws having nothing to do with the stopping attacks such as the Virginia Beach shooting

29 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Frady on his national Lock N Load radio show about the push for new gun laws in Virginia. While the push for new laws is motivated by the Virginia Beach shooting, Lott points out that the new laws would have done nothing to stop that attack.…

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Our Research On the Growth in Concealed Handgun Permits Mentioned In The Wall Street Journal

29 Jan , 2020  

The Wall Street Journal mentions our research though they don’t quite things correct. The error is in the second sentence. The growth in permits came despite states legalizing carrying without a permit, not because of more states allowing it.

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits has risen, reaching almost 18.7 million in 2019, up from 12.8 million in 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group.

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: Fox’s The Deputy Showing Criminals Often Using Machine Guns to out gun police

28 Jan , 2020   Video

Fox’s new show, The Deputy, is hardly unique in showing criminals using machine guns, but this show gets off to a bad start with more than its share of machine guns being used.

On TV shows, machine guns always seem to be the weapons of choice for bad guys when they get in shootouts with police.…

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At Townhall.com: Virginia’s Proposed Red Flag Law is Not the Best Way to Handle Mental Health Problems

27 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com about Virginia’s proposed Red Flag Law. The piece starts this way:

Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. To some the obvious solution is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

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Television Shows Misrepresenting Facts: On CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted” School Principal indicates idea of arming teachers is nutty

27 Jan , 2020   Video

On CBS’s “FBI: Most Wanted,” a school principal explains to FBI agents about a nutty conspiracy theorist who also supports arming teachers to stop mass public school shootings. The principal obviously indicates to the agents what a nutty idea that he thinks that it is.

This is only one of the many biased media claims against guns in this episode.…

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Our Research on Guns allowed in State Capitols Mentioned In The Wall Street Journal

27 Jan , 2020  

Here is the mention that the Wall Street Journal recently made of our work on which Capitols allow people to carry guns.

. . . At least 21 states allow Capitol visitors, legislators or employees to carry guns under some circumstances, says the Crime Prevention Research Center, a nonprofit group that often issues reports supportive of gun rights.

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On the Dana Loesch Radio Show: What will happen to gun control in the next few years and the dangers of Red Flag Laws

26 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch on her national radio show about what will happen to gun control in the next few years and the dangers of Red Flag Laws.

(Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 3:40 to 3:54 PM)

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On Ross Kaminsky Show on Denver’s big KHOW: On the Safe Storage Gun Law being pushed in Colorado

25 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott was on Denver’s big KHOW to discuss Colorado’s push for a Safe Storage gun law. There was one mistake in Lott’s discussion that Kaminsky fixed and that he got it backwards on how long British and American burglars spend casing a home before they break in.

(Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 9:05 to 9:23 AM)

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On Sebastian Gorka Radio: The Democrats couldn’t care less about the vulnerable. With John Lott

24 Jan , 2020   Video

Sebastian Gorka and Dr. John Lott close out Gorka’s national radio show with a discussion about how “gun-free zones” make shootings more likely and how the gun control laws pushed by Democrats disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in society.

(Wednesday, January 22, 2020, from 5:45 to 5:52 PM)

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Op-ed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram: Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

23 Jan , 2020  

In the aftermath of the White Settlement Church shooting, many in Texas are talking about passing a Red Flag law. Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that responds to an editorial that the newspaper published. Lott’s piece starts this way:

Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns.