op-ed

At Townhall: Twitter’s Warning Label on Trump’s Tweet is Wrong

28 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about Twitter’s new policy to warn readers that they think that Trump’s tweet contained wrong information. Unfortunately, Twitter is the one who got the information wrong.

Twitter is no longer willing to just let President Trump and his critics battle things out on their own.

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Radio

On Chicago’s WIND Morning Show To Discuss the risks of over inflating the COVID-19 death count

27 May , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to with Chicago’s Morning Answer about the how Coronavirus deaths are being counted and the risk that exaggerating the death count.

(Friday, May 22, 2020, from 7:35 to 7:50 AM)…

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Vote Fraud

UPDATED: Examples of Vote Fraud for Mail-in Ballots

27 May , 2020   Video

There is a reason that most countries don’t allow mail-in voting. Here are a few countries that have done away with it.

Norway & Demark — no absentee voting, do allow in person early voting.

Finland has recently introduced mail-in voting but only for Fins living abroad.

France had absentee voting until around 1970, but abolished it b/c of vote-rigging.

Television

On the Chris Salcedo Show: The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Shutdown

26 May , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott and Stephen Moore joined Chris Salcedo Show on NewsMaxTV to talk about the economic impact of the Coronavirus shutdown. More information is available here.

(Thursday, May 21 2020, from 5:24 to 5:35 PM)…

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Radio

On the Lars Larson Show: How many Coronavirus deaths are there really?

25 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio show about the research that we have done on deaths from the Coronavirus being dramatically over counted.

(Friday, May 22, 2020, from 6:45 to 6:53 PM)

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Featured

UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings and other mass attacks

25 May , 2020  

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?”  We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes).…

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background checks

California’s Proposition 63 on Background Checks for Ammunition has Dramatically Reduced the number of Ammunition Sales by 92%

25 May , 2020  

California’s background checks on ammunition went into effect on July 1, 2019, and they have had a dramatic impact on ammunition purchases by law-abiding citizens and thus presumably on citizens’ ability to use guns in self-defense.

the district court also noted the system’s apparent effect on the overall volume of ammunition transactions: although California had forecast that “approximately 13 million ammunition transactions” would occur in one year, the number of background checks conducted using the two primary methods was “only 635,856” over a seven-month period.

Media Bias

CBS television show criticizes non-law enforcement with guns as a danger to themselves and others

24 May , 2020   Video

CBS’s SWAT depicts bounty hunters as idiots who continuously get in the way of the police doing their job and endangering the lives of police and others. Bounty hunters are described as relics of a long-ago past, who might have had a role at one time, but no longer. As is so typical of television shows these days, anyone with guns who is not law enforcement are viewed as a danger.…

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Radio

On the Michigan Talk Network: How the number of Coronavirus deaths in the United State are being exaggerated

23 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about how the number of Coronavirus deaths in the United State are being exaggerated.

(Wednesday, May 20, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)

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Radio

On Liberty Watch Radio to discuss how the US deaths from the Coronavirus are being over counted

23 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Charles Heller on Liberty Watch Radio about how the US deaths from the Coronavirus are being over counted.

(Sunday, May 17, 2020, from 3:05 to 3:30 PM)

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