President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., has an op-ed piece out discussing Obama’s Gun-Control orders and why they simply will not work. The op-ed starts like this
Today, upset that Congress has refused, in his words, to do “something, anything” to stop gun violence, President Obama released executive actions that bring the country closer to his oft-stated goal of “universal” background checks that cover the private transfer of firearms.
Today President Obama addressed the issue of mass public shootings and background checks. From the Fox News article today discussing our new study:
The report, published by the Crime Prevention Research Center on Jan. 2, argues that not only are background checks expensive, but that they have failed to thwart mass public shootings.
On December 29th, Hillary Clinton pushed again for closing the so-called “Charleston loophole” (see Hillary Clinton at 24:45 into the video).
Very often we don’t have real time information. Because we also have to close what is called the Charleston loophole, where the killer in Charleston went to buy a gun.
Colin McNickle has this piece in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
In its latest installment in a crusade to rid America of firearms, The New York Times “reports” on a “study” that purports to show how, in the first six years after Missouri “repealed the requirement for comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, the gun homicide rate was 16 percent to 18 percent higher than it was the six years before.”
Oh, what an indictment, eh?
President Obama’s meeting with other gun control advocates indicates that executive action on gun control is likely imminent. From The Hill newspaper:
…. . . Obama huddled with Bloomberg “as part of the administration’s continuing push to address gun violence in America,” the White House said in a statement.“The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America,” the White House added.
Congressman Tom McClintock recounts his own experience being on the “no-fly” list. How was McClintock able to get around the ban that he faced on flying? He just had to fly under his middle name, which supposedly is “Miller.” Suppose that the IRA activist “that the British government was mad at” whose name was similar to McClintock’s had also started using his middle name and that it was “Richard.” If the federal government started trying to make sure that the person of interested couldn’t go that route, then not only would people with the name “Tom McClintock” find themselves prevented from flying, but also people with the name “Richard McClintock” or “Rich McClintock.”
From McClintock’s speech on Thursday, December 10th, 2015:
“While serving in the California state Senate a decade ago, I discovered suddenly I couldn’t check into a flight.
After each mass public shooting, President Obama and Hillary Clinton call for expanded background checks. John Lott talked to the Associated Press in an article entitled “California’s tough gun laws didn’t make a difference in recent attack.” The article appeared in hundreds of newspapers, radio and TV outlets across the United States (e.g., Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, St.…
John Lott appeared on NewsMax TV’s The Daily Wrap to discuss the latest debate in gun control after the shooting of the journalists in Virginia (Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:05 to 6:09 PM).
John Lott’s latest piece at the Daily Caller discusses the FBI’s announcement that mistakes were made in the background check for his gun purchase. His piece starts this way:
The FBI says that the federal background check system for guns should have stopped Dylann Roof, the racist who killed nine black parishioners at a church in Charleston.
We have previously pointed out how mass public shooting after mass public shooting keep occurring where guns are banned. Here is yet another case of these killers avoiding places where people with guns might be able to stop their killing spree. From the Associated Press:
Last week, while they were drinking in the back of Scriven’s house, Roof blurted out his plan about carrying out a mass shooting at the College of Charleston.