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In the Missoulian and the Montana Standard: LR130 Would Prevent Patchwork of Gun Laws

23 Oct , 2020  

This is a piece that Dr. John Lott wrote and submitted to the Missoulian a few weeks before he left the CPRC. It also appeared in the Montana Standard (Butte, Montana) on the same day.

Imagine driving your car along and the rules of the road keep changing from one city or county to another.

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At Newsweek: Biden is trying to Bribe Voters with Student Loan Forgiveness

12 Oct , 2020  

Here is an opinion piece on Joe Biden trying to bribe voters.

We put five children through college (one is still attending). We saved up. We never took out any loans, as we didn’t want our kids burdened with debt. Our kids went to William & Mary, Mary Washington, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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In the Missoulian: A fighting chance to stop school shootings

7 Oct , 2020  

The CPRC’s Nikki Goeser has a piece in the Missoulian newspaper.

I started high school back in 1991, before “active shooter” drills for students and teachers existed. Never did I imagine that we as a society would have to deal with such evil in the world and our schools would be left completely defenseless to stop that evil.

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In the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Beware a filibuster-free Senate, The changes they would bring could produce a very different country than the one we see today

7 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and CPRC Board Member Joe Olson have an new op-ed piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that discusses what is at

For months, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Senate Democrats have talked about eliminating the filibuster. With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, some Senators have said they must get rid of the filibuster so that they can pack the Supreme Court.

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At the Wall Street Journal: Democrats Are Coming for Your Guns: Holding gun makers liable for gun crimes hurts the vulnerable

6 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Wall Street Journal.

When President Trump introduced Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, he warned: “The coming years will decide the survival of our Second Amendment.” He’s right. 

Joe Biden’s campaign website contains a long list of gun-control proposals: national gun licensing; red-flag laws, which let judges seize guns without a hearing or mental-health evaluation; and bans on semiautomatic guns that look like military weapons.

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Our article on how this election will determine whether people can privately own guns makes the cover of Newsweek

1 Oct , 2020  

We have previously posted our article titled: Americans’ Very Right To Keep And Bear Arms Is On The Ballot This Election. Newsweek now has the article in print. You can see the title just above the Newsweek headline.

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At Townhall: Why Democrats’ Threat to Abolish the Filibuster Means the End of the United States as we Know It

1 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the impact of Democrats promises to get rid of the filibuster.

For months, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Senate Democrats have talked about eliminating the filibuster. And with Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, the discussion by the Democrats has become even more extreme, with some Senators saying that they must get rid of the filibuster so that they can pack the Supreme Court.

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At Newsweek: Biden Got the Coronavirus Death Toll Wrong

1 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott and Dr. Timothy Craig Allen have a new piece on the Coronavirus discussion in the first presidential debate up at Newsweek.

On Tuesday night, in his first debate with President Donald Trump, Joe Biden claimed “200,000 dead, 7 million infected [with the coronavirus] in the United States. We have 5 percent, 4 percent of the world population; 20 percent of the deaths.”

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At Real Clear Politics: Debate Was a Missed Chance to Detail Mail-In Vote Flaws

30 Sep , 2020  

The first presidential debate between President Trump versus Joe Biden rehashed a lot of false claims about vote fraud. Here is Dr. John Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics about some of the false claims made by Joe Biden and Chris Wallace during the debate.

Neither Joe Biden nor debate moderator Chris Wallace seems to believe that vote fraud with mail-in ballots is a real issue.

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In the Missoulian: Proof of expertise

29 Sep , 2020  

Responding to attacks on an op-ed that I recently wrote in the Missoulian. They called into question both my expertise as an economist to deal with price controls and claims regarding the National Research Council work regarding firearms and violence.

An article (Sept. 25) and a letter (Sept 22) in The Missoulian challenge my criticisms of Steve Bullock’s proposed drug price controls, which would destroy the development of new, lifesaving drugs.

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