John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News is on the extremely low quality of research by public health researchers starts this way:
Academic advocates of gun control apparently need to manipulate the data in order to argue for background checks on private gun transfers. Even the prestigious medical journal, the Lancet, does not seem to be above publishing junk science on gun control.
Dr. Lott talks with Laura Ingraham about the many distortions and false statements by President Obama during CNN Townhall on Guns. The radio interview can be listened to here
Audience size 2+ million people.
The Daily Ledger: President of Crime Prevention Research Center, Dr. John R. Lott Jr., discusses President Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Control and how it will have a negative impact on law-abiding citizens. The full video can be viewed here.
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firearms, The New York Times “reports” on a “study” that purports to show how, in the first six years after Missouri “repealed the requirement for comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, the gun homicide rate was 16 percent to 18 percent higher than it was the six years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.…