2 May , 2019

At Townhall.com: House Panel Allots $50M to Study Gun Violence

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com discusses the House Appropriations Committee Allotting $50 million for public health research on guns. Lott’s piece begins this way:

One of the most common attacks on the National Rifle Association is that it supposedly prevents academics from doing research on firearms. “[Academics] were forced to stop their work at the point of a gun—or at least at the insistence of National Rifle Association,” wrote the Washington Post of the 1996 Dickey Amendment.

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30 Apr , 2019

In the Dallas Morning News: Data call into question supposed benefits of police review boards

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News on the proposal to have a police review board. The chairman of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board has a piece that is paired with Lott’s and is available here. Lott’s piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct.

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29 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: Felons and the Democratic vote

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times begins this way:

Democrats used to argue that once felons had served their time, they had paid their debt to society and should be able to vote. Leading presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now wants felons to never lose their right to vote, not even for those who have committed the most horrible crimes, not even while they’re in prison.

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28 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: NRA turmoil is not a threat to Second Amendment but THIS could do real harm

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the media turmoil at the NRA. The piece starts this way:

The announcement Saturday that Oliver North is stepping down as president of the National Rifle Association – following news that the New York attorney general is investigating the group’s tax-exempt status – has sparked overwrought media speculation that the NRA is in danger of shutting down.

26 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: Armed teachers can save student lives – Don’t leave children defenseless against school shooters

Dr. John Lott’s newest op-ed discusses the fact that 20 states allow teachers and other school staff members to carry guns under a variety of rules on school property, so we don’t need to guess about how safe these schools are. Some states have had these rules for decades.

Not a single person has been injured or killed by a teacher’s gun.…

20 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: Police Review Boards May Create the Problems They Were Designed to Solve

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on Dallas’ move to institute a stronger police review board. The piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct. Without trust, crime victims might not report crimes to police or help solve them.

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15 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report…or Get Completely Wrong

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on mass public shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders. The piece starts this way:

Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder.

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11 Apr , 2019

At National Review: Bernie Sanders Is Wrong: Felons Shouldn’t Vote from Prison

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at NationalReview.com about Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposal that felons in prison be able to vote. The piece starts this way:

Democrats used to argue that once felons had served their time, they had paid their debts to society and should be able to vote.

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10 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: The Push to Demonize Private Gun Ownership Never Stops

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on how television shows are so biased against gun ownership. The piece starts this way.

The push to demonize private gun ownership never stops. Michael Bloomberg and other gun control advocates are continuing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into research that the news media uncritically disseminates.

5 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: The folly of ‘Red Flag’ gun laws

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times discusses some of the problems with the Red Flag laws.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law.

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