background checks, op-ed

At National Review: California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire

29 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at National Review is available here.

California’s attempts to discourage gun ownership hit a bump Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction that stopped the state from enforcing its background checks on ammunition purchases. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Gavin Newsom when he was the lieutenant governor, passed in 2016 with 63 percent of the vote.

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op-ed

At the Washington Times: Using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify a gun ban

27 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times on the claims being made by gun control advocates during the Coronavirus.

Despite all the claims that gun control organizations only want “reasonable” gun control laws, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed that they do want to ban guns. Gun control advocates somehow want to claim that closing down gun stores doesn’t infringe on people’s ability to own guns for self-defense.

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op-ed

At Townhall: How Accurate was the Washington Post Headline About the Second Wave of the Coronavirus?

25 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has another piece up at Townhall.

Do you want evidence that the media has overhyped the dangers of the Coronavirus? You don’t need to look any farther than the Washington Post headline from Tuesday: “CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating.”

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Coronavirus, Media Bias, op-ed

At Real Clear Politics: Hypocrisy in NYT’s Reporting on a COVID-Skeptic’s Death

20 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics:

The New York Times thinks it nailed Fox News. Over the weekend, the Times ran a blistering story that blamed the death of Brooklyn bar owner Joe Joyce on skepticism of the coronavirus panic. Supposedly assured by President Trump and Fox News that there wasn’t a problem, Joyce made the fatal mistake of going on a cruise.

op-ed

At Townhall: Headlines Around the World Say the U.S. Has the Worst Record on Coronavirus Deaths But the Data Says Otherwise

15 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall on how well the US is doing with regard to handling the Coronavirus.

Headlines worldwide are announcing that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than any other country. As of early Tuesday morning, Johns Hopkins University reported that the United States had 21,662 deaths.

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op-ed

In the Wall Street Journal: Heed Jimmy Carter on the Danger of Mail-In Voting, ‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.’

11 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

‘Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” That quote isn’t from President Trump, who criticized mail-in voting this week after Wisconsin Democrats tried and failed to change an election at the last minute into an exclusively mail-in affair.

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op-ed

At the Washington Times: While Whitmer attacks Trump, Michigan suffers from her miscues during COVID-19 crisis

7 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has this new op-ed at the Washington Times.

A few Democratic governors have sought to build a more positive relationship with President Trump amid the coronavirus crisis, but Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has chosen to lead her party’s drumbeat of criticism. She is the new Democratic star who recently gave her party’s response to Mr.

op-ed

At Townhall.com: March Saw the Biggest Gun Sales on Record

3 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on the massive increase in gun sales in March.

March saw the biggest gun sales on record. And with many states and local governments shutting down gun stores in March, there were clearly many people who wanted guns but couldn’t get them.

op-ed

At Townhall.com: Fundamental Differences In How Republicans and Democrats Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Crisis

1 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about the fundamental differences in how Democrats and Republicans handle the Coronavirus crisis.

If you want to see the difference in how President Trump and the Democrats handle the coronavirus, you don’t have to look any further than Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

op-ed

At Townhall: In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie

30 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall in defense Congressman Thomas Massie. Massie is the chair of Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus and someone who Dr. Lott has co-authored six op-eds with. Lott’s piece starts this way:

For a while last week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the most hated man on Capitol Hill.