Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article). The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:
. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.
Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio show about the push for more gun control after the Las Vegas massacre.
(Friday, October 6, 2017, from 6:20 to PM)
Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.
Last Thursday, the District of Columbia decided not to appeal a decision by the DC federal appeals court that declared DC’s concealed carry law unconstitutional. DC had asked the entire DC federal appeals court for an en banc review of that decision, but despite a large Democratic majority, the entire DC federal appeals court unanimously let that decision stand. …
Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on America in the Morning about the Las Vegas massacre. American in the Morning is played on 447 radio stations across the United States.
(Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 2:29 length)
Dr. John Lott joined Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign, and John Donohue from the Stanford Law School to discuss the “Do Guns Really Make Us Safer?” NPR carries 1A on 213 different public radio stations across the country. The discussion was a little lopsided as Brown and Donohue were on the same side of the issue, and most of the personal stories reflected the political views of your typical NPR listener.…
From Larry Elder’s website: “Some have asserted that mass shootings are strictly an American phenomenon. John Lott comes on the show to clarify.”
(Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 7:22 to 7:30 PM)
Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at National Review responding to Bret Stephen column in the New York Times that calls for repealing the Second Amendment. His piece starts this way:
Is support for gun ownership and the Second Amendment a “fetish”? Bret Stephens, a New York Times columnist, sure thinks so.
Dr. John Lott was again on Turkish World Television to discuss mass public shootings as well as the relationship between gun control and crime rates around the world.
This interview was particularly amusing. After making several false claims about crime rates in the UK and other places, the interviewer was forced to say “Statistics aside…” before going on with a question about emotions.…
Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show along with the US Concealed Carry Association’s Tim Schmidt to talk about the false claims in the gun control debate.
(Friday, October 6, 2017, from 4:05 to 4:30 PM)
Sean Hannity’s show is heard by over 12.5 million people.
Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, and Borzou Daragahi, a senior editor at Buzzfeed News, debated the influence of the NRA and also gun control’s impact on mass public shootings. The discussion starts at 3:15 into the video.
The following links document Dr. Lott’s comments.
— Opensecrets.org information on Bloomberg’s donations to federal House and Senate campaigns for the 2013-14 and 2015-16 campaign cycles are available here:
— The NRA’s donations to the same races during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 campaign cycles.