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Op-ed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram: Forget red-flag laws to tackle guns. Here’s a better way that focuses on mental health

23 Jan , 2020  

In the aftermath of the White Settlement Church shooting, many in Texas are talking about passing a Red Flag law. Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in the Fort Worth Star Telegram that responds to an editorial that the newspaper published. Lott’s piece starts this way:

Nobody wants dangerous people to get guns.

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At Townhall.com: Gun Control Advocates Ignore the Data On Reciprocity

18 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the gun control mess in Virginia. The piece starts this way:

So much of the gun control debate is about things that might go wrong. Democrats, who just took control of the Virginia state legislature, are about to pass a law that will dramatically limit the ability of people with concealed handgun permits from other states to carry in Virginia.

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At Townhall.com: Virginia Lawmakers Have Voted to Ban Guns from the State Capitol Building

11 Jan , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that starts this way:

One wonders how Democrats in the Virginia legislature ever go to restaurants or movie theaters or grocery stores. Nine percent of Virginians have concealed handgun permits, and it is very likely that when they are out in public someone next to them is carrying a concealed handgun.

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At the Daily Caller: Goeser: Gun Control Hurts People Like Me

9 Jan , 2020  

CPRC’s Nikki Goeser has a piece at the Daily Caller that excerpts part of her new book, “Stalked and Defenseless.” The piece starts this way:

The night of my husband’s death, I had been informed that the Metro Nashville Police Department offers a Victim Intervention Program for victims of violent crime.

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At Fox News: Concealed-permit gun holders save lives — Texas church attack just the latest example

30 Dec , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a piece up at Fox News about the concealed handgun permit holders who stopped the mass public shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth. The piece starts this way:

The attack on the West Freeway Church of Christ reminds us of an important truth that too many still deny:

Concealed-permit gun holders save lives.

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On Townhall.com: Government Funded ‘Gun Violence’ Research Is Really Political Propaganda

18 Dec , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the budget agreement that Congress has reached on funding public health research on firearm violence. The piece starts this way:

On Monday, House and Senate negotiators announced a deal where $25 million in taxpayer funds will be spent on gun violenceresearch, $12.5 million is earmarked exclusively for public health researchers.

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At Fox News: My husband was shot dead in a gun-free zone – Now his imprisoned killer sends me love letters

12 Dec , 2019  

The CPRC’s Nikki Goeser has a new piece up at Fox News about the dangers of gun-free zones and how the legal system doesn’t always protect us the way that we want it to. Her piece starts this way:

My stalker just won’t go away. Ten years ago, he murdered my husband, Ben, right in front of me in the middle of a busy restaurant.

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At Townhall.com: If Civilians Can Be Trusted With Guns, Military Personnel Should Be Too

11 Dec , 2019  

The CPRC’s Nikki Goeser and John Lott have a piece at Townhall about whether military personnel can carry guns on military bases in the US.

With the shootings over the last week at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida and at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii, people are again asking why military personnel are banned from having guns on military bases in the U.S. 

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At Townhall.com: The Futility of Gun Regulations: From Ghost Guns to Background Checks

3 Dec , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that starts way:

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access and people will be safer. Everything from gun bans to background checks keep being pushed as the solutions.

But theory and practice don’t always match.  Too often restrictions don’t stop criminals and only disarm law-abiding citizens, particularly poor minorities.

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At Townhall.com: Republican Journalists Banned

20 Nov , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com about how the Democratic National Committee and some journalists are being very careful on who they will let ask the Democrat presidential candidates questions. The piece starts this way:

Everyone knows that the Democratic Party won’t let Fox News host its presidential debates.