As outlets such as the Washington Post have headlines like “As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans it’s safe to inch back to normal,” Dr. John Lott and Professor Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD have a new piece.
Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate.
Dr. John Lott had a new piece at Real Clear Politics on the continued push for mail-in ballots because of the Coronavirus
“No Californian should be forced to risk their health in order to exercise their right to vote,” warns California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Last Friday, he signed an executive order mandating every registered voter in California receive a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.
Dr. John Lott and Professor Gary Mauser have an op-ed in the Toronto Sun and other newspapers across Canada about Prime Minister Trudeau’s gun ban.
On Friday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau immediately banned the sale of 1,500 models and variants of firearms.
Some of these guns are already banned, but the guns he banned are not the “military-grade assault weapons” that Trudeau warns of.
Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com about the claim that we need mail-in ballots to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) warns that voting by mail is “at the time of the coronavirus, very essential.” In a federal court case filed in Texas this week, the Democratic Party claims that the fear of coronavirus exposure necessitates expanded vote-by-mail access.
Minnesota US Senate Candidate Jason Lewis and Dr. John Lott had an op-ed the push for mail-in ballots in Minnesota.
Last month, United States Senator Tina Smith voted twice to hold up coronavirus economic relief. We need not speculate as to why Democrats delayed passage of this bill if we take House Majority Whip James Clyburn at his word when he told his colleagues this pandemic is a “tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
One of the provisions that Democrats were demanding was increased federal control over state and local elections in the form of vote by mail/early voting.
Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at National Review is available here.
California’s attempts to discourage gun ownership hit a bump Thursday. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez granted a preliminary injunction that stopped the state from enforcing its background checks on ammunition purchases. The initiative, which was spearheaded by Gavin Newsom when he was the lieutenant governor, passed in 2016 with 63 percent of the vote.
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.
Dr. John Lott has another piece up at Townhall.
Do you want evidence that the media has overhyped the dangers of the Coronavirus? You don’t need to look any farther than the Washington Post headline from Tuesday: “CDC director warns second wave of coronavirus is likely to be even more devastating.”
The headline focused on a quote from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield: “There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through.
Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall on media bias.
These days, television entertainment shows depict gun owners either as buffoons or criminals. They never portray regular civilians using guns to save lives, and instead like to show firearms falling into the wrong hands.
On Friday’s episode of “The Blacklist,” a robber fatally shoots a young woman working at a convenience store.