26 Oct , 2017

Media Matters quotes Bloomberg supported researcher who calls for media to not talk to John Lott

There is a long history of those associated with Michael Bloomberg and other gun control groups refusing to debate Dr. John Lott.  Here is one example at C-SPAN where Bloomberg’s Everytown research director Ted Alcorn refused to debate.  Other examples of Bloomberg and other gun control groups refusing to debate are available here.…

28 Apr , 2017

In The Washington Times: “A fair debate on guns is needed, but liberal lobbying groups refuse to participate”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Washington Times about how gun control advocates refuse to debate gun control:

When you receive glowing media attention and have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend, you don’t really have to debate. Michael Bloomberg just announced last week that he would be putting $25 million into next year’s House and Senate races.

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7 Nov , 2016

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CPRC on the Alan Stock Show on KXNT in Las Vegas discussing Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Control Initiative

Dr. John Lott talked to Alan Stock on the big 50,000 watt KXNT about Michael Bloomberg’s new gun control initiative.  Bloomberg is spending $20 million in Nevada and another $7 million in Maine on these initiatives through the end of October, but despite that, the polls show close battles.  More information is available here in a piece that Dr.…

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19 Nov , 2015

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Debates on concealed carry on campus at University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University were standing room only: Video of UT Debate available

Sources mentioned in debate: References to other research available here.  Accidental shootings on college campuses by concealed handgun permit holders is here.  Revocation rates for college age students compared to other permit holders is here.  Correcting Bloomberg’s claims on gun-free zones is available here.

On Tuesday this past week, John Lott had two debates at Texas universities — the University of Texas at Austin from noon to 1 PM (the first two picture) and St.…

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25 Apr , 2015

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CPRC on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on people’s changing views on guns, Bloomberg’s research director explains why he won’t debate



From C-SPAN: “John Lott talked about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.”

Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour on C-SPAN to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown.  …

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4 Oct , 2014

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CPRC on John Stossel’s Fox News Show discussing Bloomberg’s false claims on guns

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on John Stossel’s show to discuss people’s fears about guns and analyze two television ads put out by Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups.  John Stossel’s show invited Bloomberg’s various gun control organizations to send a representative to debate on guns, but, as they have done so many times in the past, Shannon Watts and the rest of Bloomberg’s staff declined to participate.  …

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27 Feb , 2013

Brady Campaign and other gun control groups continue to refuse to debate

I was basically going to ignore this, but I got an email today from a student at Dickinson College named David Milstein who had been trying for many weeks to arrange a debate for me on his college. David informed me that the gun control groups would not participate in a debate with me:

“I tried to push for a debate format.