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At Fox News: Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

4 May , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News about the media attacks on the NRA and the Trump administration regarding their supposed hypocrisy over gun-free zones.  The piece starts here:

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist.

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In the Washington Times: The facts about guns at school

12 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times that directly responds to false claims being made by Fact Checkers:

President Trump thinks arming school staff and teachers deter threats. Surprise, media fact checkers from The New York Times to FactCheck.org accuse him of “false and misleading claims” to “inaccurate facts.”

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At Fox News: The New York Times publishes a politically biased and inaccurate ‘fact check’ of Trump’s gun remarks

1 Mar , 2018  

After President Trump met with members of Congress this past Wednesday to discuss gun control, Linda Qui at the New York Times wrote a “fact check” explaining why what he said was wrong.  Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that illustrates how poorly done and inaccurate Ms.…

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At Fox News: “US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia’s gun restrictions”

23 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News responding to all the false claims about how Australia’s gun control laws are a model that the US should follow.  This is from a much longer discussion in the book, The War on Guns, and see the data at the end of this post from Lee and Suardi for part of the period.  …

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Responding to the New York Times’ attack on our work on crime by Illegal Aliens

23 Feb , 2018  

The New York Times on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 had an editorial attacking Dr. John Lott’s research on crime by illegal aliens.

Perhaps the most insidious part of the Trump administration’s approach to criminal justice lies in its efforts to link crime to its broader crackdown on immigration. In a speech last month, Mr.

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Letter writers respond to our op-ed in the New York Times, our analysis

21 Feb , 2018  

Letters in the February 14th New York Times:

Response:

Congresswoman Kelly wants one to believe that across Republican and Democratic administrations, across Republican and Democratic-controlled congresses, the incredibly low rate of prosecutions and convictions for people who were supposedly banned from owning guns weren’t prosecuted because of a lack of funds.…

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Op-ed in the New York Times: Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

12 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the New York Times on some of the problems with background checks.  The piece starts this way:

With each mass shooting, calls rise from gun control advocates for tighter rules on firearms. The go-to policy prescription involves background checks. But a measure passed by the House and being considered in the Senate to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would not only fail to fix major flaws in the system but would also probably introduce new ones.

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