6 Dec , 2013

Opinion piece at Fox News: “NFL hypocrisy — Bloomberg anti-gun ads ok but ad about ‘protection’ is banned?”

The piece by the Crime Prevention Research Center starts this way:

New York City Mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg sure knows how to get his way.

This week the NFL, after featuring anti-gun ads during the last two Super Bowls, it decided that an ad offering the opposite point of view in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 was just too much.

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5 Nov , 2013

Newest Fox New piece: New gun rules for Neighborhood Watch volunteers in Sanford, Fla. about race, politics not saving lives

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

When lives are on the line, what saves lives — not politics – should guide policy.

Gun control advocates used to warn about blood in the streets if we didn’t tighten gun laws, but as concealed handgun permits in the U.S.

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29 Oct , 2013

Chicago Tribune opinion piece for Tuesday’s Senate hearing: “In defense of stand your ground laws”

John Lott’s piece at the Chicago Tribune coincides with the Senate hearing on Stand Your Ground laws tomorrow.  The article starts this way:

As Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) Judiciary subcommittee hears testimony on “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, charges of racial discrimination will be the central focus. Two black women, one of them Trayvon Martin’s mom, are expected to testify about losing their sons to gunshots by white or Hispanic men.

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2 Sep , 2013

Newest Fox News piece: The truth about the new executive orders targeting guns

My newest piece starts this way:

It sure sounds scary. “Military weapons” being reimported back into the United States. Or people getting guns without background checks. But the reception being given President Obama’s two new executive orders on guns largely relies on ignorance of how the current rules work.  

The president’s executive order banning the reimportation of “military weapons” really only affects old M-1 Garand 30-06 rifles.

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2 Sep , 2013

Newest piece at National Review: “Obama’s Racial Imbalance: He professes outrage when there’s little evidence of bias against blacks, but ignores attacks on whites.”

John Lott’s newest piece starts this way:

Racism should make people pretty angry. But for that very reason charges of racism should only be leveled carefully. 

George Zimmerman wasn’t motivated by race in confronting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a Hispanic, was himself one-eighth black. The prosecution in his case produced no statements by Zimmerman showing any racial bias. 

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2 Sep , 2013

Newest op-ed piece: Gun toting teachers’ names must remain private

John Lott’s newest Fox News piece starts this way:

Are people safer if criminals know who is carrying concealed handguns? Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seems to think so. 
With school starting soon, he claims that if the Clarksville, Arkansas School District lets employees carry concealed handguns at school,their names must be made public.

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15 May , 2013

Newest piece at IBD: “Media Play Up Faulty Study Suggeting Link Between Guns, Death Rates”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investors’ Business Daily starts this way:

Do fewer guns mean fewer firearm deaths? If you believe the March 6th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association of Internal Medicine, the answer is “yes.”
A study by Eric Fleegler and four other co-authors received massive national news coverage from USA Today to the television networks.

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