op-ed, terror

At the Washington Times: Democrats could again try to abuse ‘Terror Watch List’ to infringe on second-amendment rights

5 Sep , 2021  

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie have a new piece in the Washington Times that warns what Democrats might try to do with the Terror Watch List and the budget.

Remember all the calls by Democrats to ban people on the FBI’s terror watch list from buying guns? Well, it turns out that those proposals would have affected nearly 2 million people.


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On America’s Voice Live To Discuss the 2 million people now on the Terror Watch List

27 Aug , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott joined Steve Gruber to discuss the 2 million people who are now on the Terror Watch List and Democrats’ desire to ban people on the list from buying guns.

America’s Voice Live Wed August 25 2021 from 1216 to 1212 PM


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Remember Democrats’ call to ban people on the terror watch list from buying guns, now there are nearly 2 million people on the list

22 Aug , 2021  

Remember all the calls by Democrats to ban people on the terror watch list from being able to buy guns? Well, it turns out that if those proposals had become law, nearly 2 million Americans would be banned from owning guns.

Obama is calling for another measure: a ban for people on the FBI’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from buying guns

Meagan Fitzpatrick, “Gun sales to people on FBI terrorist watchlist must be blocked, Obama says,” CBC News, Dec 03, 2015

The amendment would give the attorney general the authority to block the sale of guns or explosives to known or suspected terrorists, if the attorney general has a reasonable belief that the weapons would be used in connection with terrorism.



More Americans view letting more people carrying concealed handguns as a better solution to terrorism than stricter gun control

19 Dec , 2015  

There has been a sharp rise in concern over terrorism, with few Americans believing that the government can stop lone-wolf attacks (22-77 percent) and not many more can stop a large scale attack (43-56 percent).  A new Gallup poll shows that terrorism has become the number one issue on voters’ minds (16% rank terrorism as the number one issue, 13% say government, and 9% say the economy).…

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CPRC in the Daily Caller: Misinformation about Terror Watch List and the ability to buy guns

26 Nov , 2015  

John Lott had this latest piece in the Daily Caller (originally titled: “Does George Stephanopoulos Even Know What Gun Laws We Have Now?”):

Do gun control advocates even read what gun laws are on the books?  The hot new claim is that there’s nothing to stop identified terrorists from buying guns in this country.



Victim in UC Merced Mass Stabbing now supports Concealed Carry

5 Nov , 2015  

From Breitbart.com (November 5, 2015):

Byron Price, the construction worker who intervened to save a student under attack at University of California Merced on November 4, says he now views concealed carry “differently” and wants to get a permit to carry a gun.

Breitbart News previously reported that Merced Couty Sheriff Vern Warnke identified Wednesday’s mass stabber as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad, a freshman from Santa Clara.

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Kenya gun laws leave victims defenseless

4 Apr , 2015  

Remember what happened after the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya in late 2013? From a piece that the CPRC had in the Chicago Tribune:

Right after the Kenya attack, Ronald Noble, the secretary-general of Interpol, which is a world version of the FBI and headquartered in Lyon, France, noted two means of protecting people from mass shootings.

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With terrorist threats, the Mall of America is another gun-free zone

22 Feb , 2015  

The news is filled with a new Somali terror group threat against the Mall of America.  With a large number of Somalis living in the twin city area, this threat carries real significance.  Indeed, all three targets listed by the terrorists are gun-free zones.  Does anyone really believe that the terrorists will see the above sign and thus decide not to take their guns inside.…



A picture illustrating why armed guards in front of Jewish facilities won’t work

18 Feb , 2015  

The picture from the New York Daily News shows armed guards outside a Jewish building in Denmark.  These guards present a clear target.  Terrorists would target them first.  It is very difficult for guards to be on alert at all times as these guards illustrate.  The logic of the problems is discussed here.…


Afghan police arming schoolteachers and university lecturers to protect against terrorist attacks

2 Feb , 2015  

Since the Taliban massacred 150 people at a Peshawar school in December, the Afghan police are teaching teachers how to use guns to protect their students and themselves.  The CPRC has recently discussed the benefits of letting civilians rather than uniformed police or soldiers to defend targets.  From the New York Times:


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