19 Mar , 2019

Shouldn’t politicians who vote on gun control need to know basics about gun control laws?

Democrat Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand: “Unfortunately, because the gun manufacturers only care about gun sales, they oppose the commonsense reform that can save lives. They want to oppose universal background checks because they want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a Walmart.”

Senator Gillibrand apparently doesn’t know this, but since 1994 if you tried to buy a gun through any dealer in the United States, there was a background check done on you.…

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17 Feb , 2019

Why do Democrats keep pushing Universal Background Checks as a way to stop Mass Public Shootings?

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) pushes gun background checks on private transfers because “We Could Have Parkland at Any Time,” but there is not 1 mass public shooting this century that would have been stopped by this law. So why do gun controllers keep pushing it as a solution?

As usual, this interviewer on CNN refuses to ask a tough question.…

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13 Jan , 2019

UPDATED: Correcting Gun Control false claims about “America’s unique gun violence problem” and “How to Reduce Shootings”

UPDATED, originally Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  A similar New York Times opinion piece by Nicolas Kristof on “How to Reduce Shootings” and another at the BBC titled “America’s gun culture in 10 charts” have gained attention.  …

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17 Dec , 2018

Senior staff links their work at Dick’s to gun control advocacy, “Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hit by Tougher Stance on Guns,”

While other outlets such as Walmart haven’t seen a slow down in gun sales, the same thing wasn’t true about Dick’s Sporting Goods after their decision to hire lobbyists for gun control. During the spring, this became public:

The sporting-goods chain is working with three lobbyists from the Glover Park Group to take on the topic, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a disclosure form filed late last month.

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23 Oct , 2018

The Rand Corporation’s dishonest report on gun control

The Rand Corporation reaches its conclusions on gun control by pointing to reasons that can’t be accounted for in its survey. It completely ignores studies that indicate that gun control is harmful.

Time after time, their justifications for excluding studies are simply false. When a study finds that there’s no statistically significant evidence that a particular law had an impact, Rand calls the results “uncertain” or “inconclusive.”

The Rand Corporation claims are shown in bold.…

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22 Apr , 2018

Easily $9 million was spent on the gun control “March for Our Lives” event

.For a rally that brought in 200,000 people, this was a pretty expensive event.  Easily $9 million that we know of was spent on the “March for Our Lives” event, but that is not counting in-kind help and much of the spending that didn’t go through the main organization.  An early estimate of $5 million from the main organization (the “March for Our Lives Action Fund”), $2.5 million in grants from Bloomberg’s Everytown (presumably much more from them in other ways), up to $1.5 million from Lyft, free hotel rooms and food, and for many people free air travel.…

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14 Apr , 2018

Robert Reich’s false claims about Guns

Robert Reich’s “5 Points to Counter the NRA” received over 2 million views just on one Facebook page (video is available here).  So it isn’t too surprising that a large number of Americans are being convinced that stricter gun control is the answer for reducing gun-related deaths.  The video above is from a discussion that John Lott had with Gavin McInnes about Reich’s video.…

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2 Apr , 2018

What gun control advocates don’t understand about mass public shootings and gun-free zones

As the accompanying picture indicates, gun control advocates don’t seem to understand that there are two types of shooting attacks: 1) where there is only one target (such as a President) or 2) where a shooter is trying to kill as many as people as possible, typically in a public place such as a school or mall.  …

12 Aug , 2017

Did the National Research Council Report on “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review” show that right-to-carry laws don’t reduce crime?

A frequent claim by gun control advocates is that the National Research Council (NRC) 2005 report, “Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review,” has “debunked,” “emphatically rejected,” “disproved,” or failed to support research showing that right-to-carry laws reduce crime.  It is not too surprising that gun control advocates and the media like to point to their interpretation of the NRC report because the studies that look at the data for the US normally find strong support for right-to-carry laws reducing violent crime.  …

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20 Dec , 2016

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UPDATE: How badly did the gun control movie, Miss Sloane, end up doing? Fewer than 10 people per movie theater per day this past weekend

After its second full weekend of national release it is clear that the new gun control movie, Miss Sloane, will soon be yanked from most of the theaters showing it.  The movie has so far made $3.2 million, but its budget was reported $13 million.  In addition, they spent $15.9 million on television advertising.…