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At the Washington Times: Using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify a gun ban

27 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times on the claims being made by gun control advocates during the Coronavirus.

Despite all the claims that gun control organizations only want “reasonable” gun control laws, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed that they do want to ban guns. Gun control advocates somehow want to claim that closing down gun stores doesn’t infringe on people’s ability to own guns for self-defense.

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Michael Bloomberg: “it’s the job of law enforcement to have guns and to decide when to shoot,” not the “average citizen”

2 Feb , 2020   Video

After the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting near Fort Worth, where concealed handgun permit holders stopped a mass public shooting, Michael Bloomberg warned that the average citizen shouldn’t be carrying guns.

“It may be true that someone in the congregation had his own gun and killed the person who murdered two other people.

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Some quick comments on Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bizarre claim that she will “Reduce Gun Deaths By 80%”

10 Aug , 2019  

“Over fifty years, we reduced per-mile driving deaths by almost 80% and prevented 3.5 million automobile deaths. And we’re still at it. . . . My goal as President, and our goal as a society, will be to reduce that number by 80%.” — Senator Elizabeth Warren, August 10, 2019

It is pretty deceptive to claim that government regulations reduced motor vehicle deaths by 80%.…

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Colorado Highland Ranch School Students Angry that Vigil for dead and wounded classmates used to push gun control

9 May , 2019   Video

Gun control groups and politicians used the vigil for the Colorado Highland Ranch School students to push for gun control. Colorado STEM students walked out en masse from the vigil in protest of this politicization and for not being allowed to speak on behalf of their friends who had been victims.…

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Democrat State Senator says Senator pushing Constitutional Carry has “some mental problems”

19 Apr , 2019  

In a debate over a Constitutional Carry bill, Alabama’s Democratic state Senator Vivian Davis Figures had this to say about State Sen. Gerald Allen’s (R-Tuscaloosa) and the bill that he supported (SB 4).

“You even want to repeal a part of the law that’s in place now about carrying weapons into a demonstration, where everyone knows that the emotions are high … and we also know Congresswoman (Gabby) Giffords (of Arizona) was actually shot during that time, during a demonstration.

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

19 Mar , 2019   Video

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

17 Feb , 2019   Video

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

13 Jan , 2019  

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

17 Dec , 2018  

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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The Rand Corporation’s dishonest report on gun control

23 Oct , 2018  

The Rand Corporation reaches its conclusions on gun control by having its survey completely ignore studies that indicate that gun control is harmful. Their survey also inaccurately misstates the studies that they do reference.

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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