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C-SPAN Washington Journal: Stand Your Ground Laws

24 Jul , 2013  

John Lott and Jon Lowy discussed “stand your ground” laws in states throughout the nation, the Castle Doctrine, and what the impact of such laws has been. They also reacted to a video clip of President Obama’s statement the previous day about the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.…

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62% of Americans want the Senate to stop considering the gun control bill

30 May , 2013  

So much for the belief that Americans want something done on gun control. The Reason-Rupe survey questions whether support for background checks generally mean support for a specific law that expands the regulations. The vast majority of Independents and Republicans want the Senate to stop considering the gun control bill. Even most women want the Senate to drop it.…