7 Jun , 2019

At Fox News: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the gun control push for suppressors.

Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent.

6 Jun , 2019

On the national Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Virginia Beach Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his national radio show about the mass public shooting at a Virginia Beach Municipal Building occurring at yet another place where the victims were banned from protecting themselves and what can be done to help prevent something similar from happening in the future.…

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6 Jun , 2019

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss whether we should make firearm suppressors illegal

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio show about whether we should make firearm suppressors illegal and about the Virginia Beach attack.

(Wednesday, June 5, 2019, from 5:35 to 5:45 PM)

Lars Larson’s National show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.…

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5 Jun , 2019

CPRC on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall to talk about the Virginia Beach mass public shooting

Dr. John Lott discusses the mass public shooting at a Virginia Beach Municipal Building occurring at yet another place where the victims were banned from protecting themselves and what can be done to help prevent something similar from happening in the future. Also discussed are the gun-control laws being pushed by the Democrats as a reaction to this shooting.…

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5 Jun , 2019

Two book reviews in the Claremont Review of Books: Way of the Gun

Dr. John Lott had a book review at Claremont Review of Books on Patrick Charles’ Armed in America and David Harsanyi’s First Freedom.

Although the new books on gun ownership by Patrick Charles and David Harsanyi both focus on a wide swath of English and U.S. history, the two authors couldn’t approach the subject from more different political perspectives.

4 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Will Television Characters ever stop saying how much they dislike/hate guns?

A Shield agent, Melinda May (played by Ming-Na Wen), is asked by a villain whether she doesn’t have a gun because she also doesn’t like guns. May responds that she has never needed them in fighting bad guys.

Examples from television where the characters say that they “hate” guns include here, here, here, here, and here.…

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3 Jun , 2019

At Townhall.com: What Gun Control Advocates Fail to Grasp After Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the Virginia Beach shooting. The employee handbook info regarding employees being banned from having guns is available here.

Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens.

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3 Jun , 2019

Did the suppressor (“silencer”) used in Virginia Beach attack make a difference in the carnage?

“When someone gets shot by a gun with a silencer, it’s quiet. Witnesses might not hear. Police will be less likely to track down the shooter.”
— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), in a tweet, March 14

Virginia Governor Northam and Senator Tim Kaine are calling for a ban on suppressors. “Basically all the Democrats who run now, they run using gun safety as an offensive issue,” said US Senator Tim Kaine, Democrat of Virginia.…

2 Jun , 2019

UPDATED: Another mass public shooting, another place where the victims were banned from carrying guns, the attack at Virginia Beach

[Originally posted on Saturday, June 1] Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former VP Joe Biden, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former congressman Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and many others put out calls for more gun control within a few hours of the tragedy.…

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2 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: See how badly things go if you use guns to defend yourself?

The video here shows a very small part of a segment from Doctor Who, which shows how badly things go wrong when you use guns to try to neutralize deadly threats. Here is a paragraph from a review in IndieWire which briefly summarizes the whole segment (copyright restrictions prevented us from showing you more of this show):

“Ryan is also the means by which the show makes a very clear but rather unsubtle anti-gun declaration.

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