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  • John Lott on the Lars Larson Show to discuss how the FBI’s data gathering has become politicized

    11/27/2017 1:37:00 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio to discuss another type of politicization of the FBI that occurred during the Obama administration.
  • Discredited gun researcher John Lott’s misleading Las Vegas massacre claims are falling apart

    10/04/2017 4:11:53 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Media Matters ^ | October 3, 2017 | Timothy Johnson
    Discredited gun researcher John Lott attacked strong firearms regulations in a FoxNews.com op-ed with a dishonest comparison between the United States and Europe relating to gun laws and public massacres. Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott -- a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings -- published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States
  • Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied

    08/18/2017 4:39:07 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 18, 2017 | John Lott
    The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack. Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all, at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, even though they may be different characters and different political ambitions. They used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a large group of pedestrians.” The notion that Islamic terrorists, like those in Barcelona...
  • The media couldn't be more blatant in distorting Trump's words on Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 9:40:36 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 16, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Has the media ever so deliberately and consistently misinterpreted what a president said? It certainly seems as if the media finally found its proof that President Trump is a racist. ABC News’ coverage was all too typical:
  • The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

    08/14/2017 3:40:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    In Sunday’s New York Times, Kristen Ghodsee paints a glowing picture of women’s lives in the former Soviet Union. From full voting rights in 1917, liberalized divorce laws, high labor force participation – and yes, reportedly better sex – life was supposedly much better for women. Ghodsee writes, “Although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.” Of course, full voting rights don’t count for very much when there is always only one candidate allowed on the ballot.
  • The New York Times wants us to believe communists have better sex

    08/14/2017 2:15:49 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    In Sunday’s New York Times, Kristen Ghodsee paints a glowing picture of women’s lives in the former Soviet Union. From full voting rights in 1917, liberalized divorce laws, high labor force participation – and yes, reportedly better sex – life was supposedly much better for women. Ghodsee writes, “Although the Communists never fully reformed domestic patriarchy, Communist women enjoyed a degree of self-sufficiency that few Western women could have imagined.” Of course, full voting rights don’t count for very much when there is always only one candidate allowed on the ballot. But there is a more fundamental problem with Ghodsee’s...
  • The hypocrisy of the Women’s March on the NRA

    07/14/2017 2:15:15 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    The Women’s March protest today at NRA headquarters was partially sparked by false allegations that the organization hasn’t defended Philando Castile — an African American and concealed handgun permit holder shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez. While the March’s co-president, Tamika Mallory, demands that the NRA defend Castile's Second Amendment rights, she ignores statements that do just that by the gun group's female and black spokespersons. Perhaps the Women’s March organizers don't really want the NRA to be seen defending gun rights for blacks or any other minority groups. Rather, they want people to think of the NRA as...
  • Why our heated political rhetoric will only get worse, not better

    06/20/2017 10:59:42 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Some hope that the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others last Wednesday will lead to more civility in politics. It’s clear that the attack was politically motivated — the Democratic shooter even carried a hit list of Republicans. The political viciousness has been everywhere. While some will blame the violence on the grotesque picture of Kathy Griffin holding the President’s severed head or a play where the president is being stabbed to death, this Sunday Jill Abramson, the former chief editor of the New York Times, told CNN that it was “President Trump and the congressional leadership...
  • Scientist Responds to Claim that John Lott is Responsible for Mass Murder

    06/07/2017 10:15:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 6 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A writer at Pacific Standard, Peter Moskowitz, assigned a measure of responsibility for a few of the latest mass public shootings ( Orlando Pulse Jihadi attack, Columbine, Sandy Hook, Fort Hood Jihadi attack, Navy Yard shooting, Aurora Theater shooting, and Charleston Church shooting) to John Lott. Why?It appears to be because John Lott conducts research that shows that more legally armed citizens reduce violent crime, and that gun free zones attract mass shootings. Moskowitz admits that he is ill prepared to judge Lott's work. From psmag.com: I will not be able to debunk Lott here and now. I am...
  • 51% Of Murders In The U.S. Come From Just 2% Of The Counties

    05/02/2017 6:36:28 AM PDT · by blam · 56 replies
    Vessel News ^ | 5-2-2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    John R. Lott, Jr. | Crime Prevention Research Center The Distribution of murders The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common. In 2014, the most recent year that a county level breakdown is available, 54% of counties (with 11% of the population) have no murders. 69% of counties have no more than one murder, and about 20% of the population. These counties account for only 4% of all murders in the country. The worst 1%...
  • Changes to Social Security Gun Background Check Rule

    03/04/2017 6:08:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 2 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | March 4, 2017 | Paul Orgel & John R Lott Jr
    Changes to Social Security Gun Background Check Rule John Lott talked about the Trump administration’s decision to roll back an Obama administration rule on background checks for gun purchases. Video https://www.c-span.org/video/?424766-4/washington-journal-john-lott-discusses-background-checks-gun-purchases
  • John Lott: Gun-free zones easy targets for would-be killers

    02/09/2017 8:51:41 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 13 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Feb. 9, 2017 | John R. Lott
    Would you post a sign in front of your home announcing that you live in a gun-free zone? Would this make you feel safer? To criminals, gun-free zones just look like easy targets. But in a recent column for the News Sentinel, Mark Harmon argues that killers pay no attention to gun-free zones. He incorrectly claims that this is the “consensus view” of academic research.
  • Ending Obama's Ban On Some Retirees From Owning Guns

    02/06/2017 1:36:31 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Do you know anyone who has decided to let someone else manage their finances? Just before Christmas, Obama finalized new rules banning Social Security recipients from buying a gun if they have trouble managing their finances. On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 235-180 to overturn that rule, with just two Democrats voting with the majority. This week, members of the Senate will face the same vote. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has 60 days to pass a resolution overruling the regulation. About 10% of all people 65 and older risk being classified as "financially incompetent" — about 4.2...
  • Brussels Is Wrong On Guns

    02/06/2017 1:27:02 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms...
  • Here is a simple rule of thumb for understanding Democrats opposition to Supreme Court Nominee

    01/31/2017 2:24:10 PM PST · by richardb72 · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Here is a simple rule of thumb: you can judge the caliber of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by how angry the Democrats get. The smarter and more influential the nominee, in an important sense the more qualified they are, the angrier Democrats will get. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said that he will fight “tooth and nail” against any nominee who isn't "mainstream." But Trump gave voters his list of potential nominees and election exit polls show that 21 percent of voters considered U.S. Supreme Court appointments to be the most important factor in casting their votes. Tracking federal...
  • Brussels Is Wrong on Guns:Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore,arm off-duty police

    01/31/2017 2:20:22 PM PST · by richardb72 · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Strict new European gun-control regulations will take another step on Thursday when a committee of the European Parliament votes on a set of measures. The Parliament and the European Commission already have agreed to the proposal in principle. Prompted by terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, these regulations would prohibit the civilian use of most semiautomatic firearms. As is typical of such laws, however, they will do nothing to prevent the kind of attacks being used to justify them. The proposed Firearms Directive would, among other things, ban various semiautomatic guns and magazines greater than 10 or 20 rounds, depending...
  • BuzzFeed’s Founder Spreads False Information. I Was One Of His Victims

    01/23/2017 10:00:57 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    At the moment, media outlets want nothing to do with BuzzFeed, the “news” website that published unverified, “fake” allegations against Donald Trump. The allegations are so flimsy that even Trump’s political opponents never used them. What few know is that BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has a history of knowingly spreading false information. He has used fraudulent websites and email accounts to pretend to be people he wished to defame. I was one of his victims.
  • Psychiatrists Can’t Predict Mass Shootings — Meanwhile, Let the Public Defend Itself

    01/11/2017 9:56:34 AM PST · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 11, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Pouring money into mental-health care won’t stop mass public shootings. Unfortunately, psychiatry is far from a perfect science. There has already been a lot of second-guessing about Esteban Santiago-Ruiz, who killed five people and wounded eight at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport on Friday. Despite extensive psychological evaluations, many psychiatrists had failed to identify Santiago as a danger to others. One of Santiago’s brothers blames the government. In November 2016, local police escorted Santiago to a psychiatric hospital. Relatives say that after being released, he received further psychological treatment at his home in Alaska. Shouldn’t the experts have picked up...
  • Chicago's Bloody Mess

    01/08/2017 10:14:51 PM PST · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Policy ^ | January 07, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    Chicago is a bloody mess. Last year, Chicago had 762 homicides — more than New York and Los Angeles combined. This represents an astounding 57 percent increase from the 2015 murder rate. On Sunday night, CBS’s 60 Minutes rightfully expressed concern about the fall in stops and arrests by police over the last year. Criminals have seemingly become emboldened as a result of the decrease in arrests. The 60 Minutes piece quotes Garry McCarthy — Chicago’s Police Superintendent up until a year ago — as saying that “officers are under attack, that is how they feel.” This isn’t a new...
  • Gun Control Advocates Really Just Want To Ban Guns

    01/06/2017 3:00:13 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 6, 2017 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Gun control advocates keep claiming that they don't want to ban guns — they only want reasonable regulations. But their actions keep saying otherwise. Gun control advocates expressed "concern" after Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a very expensive personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas this year. If they believe in gun ownership, why should it bother them that law-abiding adults have shotguns? Right before Christmas, President Obama finalized new rules requiring 4.2 million Social Security recipients who have trouble managing their finances to undergo background checks before buying guns. But just because someone can't...