9 Oct , 2018

Brazilian “Right-wing” candidate Bolsonaro winning over voters with promise to “Give guns to good people”

Brazil has the highest murder rate of any developed country, so it isn’t surprising that people want to do something to protect themselves.  “Right-wing” presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro won 46% of the vote in the first round election this past Sunday, massively outdoing the second place candidate for the Workers Party who got only 29.3%.…

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13 Jul , 2017

Problems with discretion: Few Concealed Handgun Permits Given to Hispanics, Blacks, or Women in Los Angeles County

In 2013, LA Weekly obtained a list of the 341 concealed carry permit holders in Los Angeles County, California.  That is only about 0.0045% of the 7.7 million adults living in the county in 2013.  As of January this year, there were only 226 permits, about 0.0029% of the adult population.  …

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6 Apr , 2017

In the Washington Times: Gun Control Advocates “Leaving threatened women defenseless”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Washington Times:

Protection orders are pieces of paper that can only do so much to keep women safe from violent men. But at the end of March, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would allow domestic violence victims to temporarily carry a permitted concealed handgun for 45 days without a permit.

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25 May , 2014

Moms Demand Action Misinformation on Female Homicides Across Countries

Typical misinformation put out by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action: The claim that US accounts for “84% of female firearm homicides in 25 countries are in US”

Given the Santa Barbara killers’ hatred of women (though 4 of the 6 people killed were men), it is understandable that the topic of violence against women would be discussed. Not too surprisingly, despite the fact that half of those killed were killed by being stabbed, gun control organizations have been pushing for more gun control.…

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