17 Aug , 2019

At Townhall: Kamala Harris’s Poorly Thought Out Gun Control Proposals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com about Democrat gun control proposals. The piece starts this way:

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) took flak for politicizing the shooting of police in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She couldn’t even wait more than an hour before pushing gun control.

16 Aug , 2019

At the New York Daily News: Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News about Twitter locking the CPRC Twitter account.

I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personalaccount.

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14 Aug , 2019

At the Daily Caller: Here’s Why A Universal Background Check Law Would Be Bad

Nikki Goeser, our executive director, has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller. Her piece starts this way:

Since the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, many politicians have claimed that a federal law mandating universal background checks — which would apply to the transfer of firearms between private citizens — would help solve, or at least reduce, such shootings in the future.

14 Aug , 2019

At National Review: ‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie have another op-ed out. This one at National Review:

Everyone is sick of mass public shootings in the United States. Enough is enough. Everyone, including us, is incredibly frustrated.

But let’s do something that doesn’t make the problem worse.

With President Trump’s endorsement, Senate Republicans are moving forward with one law that they hope will help — a so-called “red-flag” law, advancing on the federal level what are known as “extreme risk protection orders.” Ohio’s governor also came out and endorsed such a law for his state after the attack.

7 Aug , 2019

At Townhall.com: Here’s Something You Won’t Hear About on the Shootings

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

Here is something that you won’t hear on the news. The Dayton mass shooter who left nine people dead and some 27 people injured was a registered Democrat, a self-described “leftist” who hated Donald Trump, and a strong proponent of more gun control.

2 Aug , 2019

In the Washington Times: Media bias and the gun control debate

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new op-ed at the Washington Times.

Media bias has a huge impact on the gun control debate. The entire debate would be dramatically different if at least three points about mass public shootings ever got coverage: Shootings keep occurring in places where civilians are banned from having guns, almost any modern firearm can be used to inflict mass casualties and armed citizens prevent many attacks from becoming mass public shootings.

31 Jul , 2019

At Townhall: Ilhan Omar Defended by Media and Fact Checkers

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments about terrorism. The piece starts this way:

As if Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hasn’t already said enough controversial things, a new video surfaced this week of an old interview with her on Al Jazeera.

In the clip, Al Jazeera asks her about attacks in the U.S.

24 Jul , 2019

At Townhall.com: No, Kamala, Your Gun Policies Wouldn’t Have Stopped Aurora

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about recent comments by Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Ca).

Another day, another push for more gun control. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris (D-Ca) used the seventh anniversary of “the mass shooting at the Aurora movie theater in Colorado” to lament that “Congress hasn’t done enough”on gun control.

20 Jul , 2019

At Townhall.com: National Train a Teacher Day

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about teachers across the country getting training to protect their schools. The piece starts this way:

This weekend hundreds of teachers across the country will be getting training to carry concealed handguns at school. July 20th is National Train a Teacher Day with free training being offered for teachers by 239 instructors in 42 states.

13 Jul , 2019

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Gun Control in Virginia’s Special Legislative Session

Dr. John Lott and State Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun) have a short discussion in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the special legislative session this past week on gun control.

The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern — yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns.