CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control”

2 Dec , 2016  

Dr. John Lott had a new op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the truly massive amount of money that Michael Bloomberg is spending pushing gun control.

If it wasn’t for Michael Bloomberg’s billions, there wouldn’t be much of a gun-control movement.

This year, Bloomberg got a background check initiative onto the ballots of Maine and Nevada.

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More Details on Michael Bloomberg’s demand that John Lott be excluded from Katie Couric’s movie “Under the Gun”

5 Sep , 2016  

From America’s 1st Freedom on September 5th:

Shouldn’t journalists who want to tackle the issues related to illegal use of guns in America, and thereby help us find real solutions to violent crime in places like Chicago’s South Side, start by being honest? John Lott thinks so. It is this principled position that caused him to agree, despite his prior experiences, to be interviewed for Katie Couric’s film “Under The Gun.”

As an expert on these issues, he hoped to offer some perspective and balance.



Breitbart: “Claim: Michael Bloomberg Demanded John Lott Interview Cut from Couric Gun Control Film”

23 Aug , 2016  

This how the article at Breitbart starts:

Radio host John Cardillo claims that interview segments with noted gun scholar John Lott were included in the earliest version of Katie Couric’s gun control movie Under the Gun, but were taken out at Michael Bloomberg’s request following a private screening.

Cardillo is host of The John Cardillo Show, while Lott is an economist, gun rights author and president and founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.



CPRC in Investors’ Business Daily: “Bloomberg Twists Gun Research To Political Ends”

13 Jan , 2016  

John Lott’s newest piece is on Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to pollute the academic debate with false statistics.

Michael Bloomberg keeps pouring $50 million into his Everytown organization to push gun control. That’s just a portion of the money he’s spending. Bloomberg is spending money not just on the political battle, but also on funding research that he can use to push for more gun control and training the media on how to properly cover the issue.



Bloomberg spends 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle

6 Nov , 2015  

Between the end of August and the November election in 2014, the NRA spent $14.7 million.  Over the entire election cycle they spent $28.2 million.  By contrast, in just two state senate races in Virginia during just the last couple weeks before the election this year, Bloomberg’s Everytown alone spent a total of over $2.2 million.  …


How Bloomberg’s Everytown discusses gun-free zones: unable to debate the facts, they engage in false personal attacks

25 Oct , 2015  

Gun-free zones are a serious problem. Shannon Watts, the head of Michael Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action, claimed that research that John Lott had done was “wrong and misleading” and that Lott was “debunked.”  When Lott responded with a point-by-point refutation of her claim, she accused him of being a Twitter “troll.”  Watts makes clearly personal attacks, but she feels that it is improper for someone to factually respond to her claims.  …



News coverage on Bloomberg’s research director’s refusal to debate with John Lott

29 Apr , 2015  

John Lott’s and Everytown’s research director separate presentations on C-SPAN on Saturday highlighted Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate. There have been about a dozen instances over the last seven or eight years where producers will call John Lott up to participate in a discussion and then they disinvite him once they realize that Mayors Against Illegal Guns or other Bloomberg representatives.…



Elderly man fortunate Bloomberg’s gun groups didn’t convince Kroger to ban guns

27 Apr , 2015  

Last year, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization launched a “six-figure ad campaign” pressuring Kroger to ban guns on its property. The extensive campaign had “print and digital ads in USA Today, the Cincinnati Enquirer, Columbus Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News and Houston Chronicle. Print-only ads will run in the Tennessean.”

On April 22nd, fortunately a concealed handgun permit holder who was leaving a Kroger had his handgun with him.…



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

25 Apr , 2015  

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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CPRC at Fox News: Why Michael Bloomberg’s latest push for gun control is all wrong

13 Mar , 2015  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws.  From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great.