Our report on the gun-free zones in the District of Columbia has gotten a long front-page article in the Washington Times. The Washington Free Beacon and Fox News have also run a similar story. The article discusses DC response: “The law says it ‘shall not apply to a person legally licensed to carry a firearm in the District of Columbia.’” But among the problems with this is that it then makes no sense for DC to even include concealed handgun permit holders in the enhanced penalty section. …
Dr. John Lott talked to Graham Ledger on the One American News Network about the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre and the push for more gun control.
(Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 8:00 to 8:18 PM)
Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson about the push for more gun control after the Las Vegas massacre.
(Monday, October 9, 2017, from 8:06 to 8:15 AM)
Scott Adams and John Lott joined Gavin McInnes on his new CRTV show “Get off my lawn” to discuss gun control after the Las Vegas massacre. This isn’t the entire segment, but it is still interesting. Scott Adams is a very smart guy.
(Wednesday, October 11, 2017)
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)