At Townhall: Twitter’s Warning Label on Trump’s Tweet is Wrong

28 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about Twitter’s new policy to warn readers that they think that Trump’s tweet contained wrong information. Unfortunately, Twitter is the one who got the information wrong.

Twitter is no longer willing to just let President Trump and his critics battle things out on their own.

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At Townhall: The US is Dramatically Overcounting Coronavirus Deaths

16 May , 2020  

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.


At Real Clear Politics: COVID-19 Danger at the Polls Is Exaggerated

13 May , 2020  

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.



In the Toronto Sun and other Post Media Newspapers in Canada: Trudeau’s gun ban won’t make us safer

7 May , 2020  

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.

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At Townhall: Wisconsin Shows That Mail-in Ballots Are Not Necessary to Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus

5 May , 2020  

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. 



In the Minnesota Herald Review: Minnesotans should be wary of ‘mail-in votes’

2 May , 2020  

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.

background checks, op-ed

At National Review: California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire

29 Apr , 2020  

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.



At the Washington Times: Using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify a gun ban

27 Apr , 2020  

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.



At Townhall: How Accurate was the Washington Post Headline About the Second Wave of the Coronavirus?

25 Apr , 2020  

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.


Media Bias

At Townhall: The Blacklist Misinformation on Guns

23 Apr , 2020  

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.

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