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  • Without False Claims About The Risk of Concealed Handgun Permit Holders, The Left Has Nothing

    11/11/2021 10:43:35 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 5 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/11/21 | Dr. John R. Lott & Professor Carl Moody
    Preface: Last Friday, the National Law Journal ran an op-ed by Lisa Vicens and John Donohue with many errors in it regarding a case that the U.S. Supreme Court heard last Wednesday on New York’s concealed handgun law. The article gave readers very inaccurate information on the academic research regarding the risk of crime by concealed handgun permit holders. This false claim of public safety is really all the state of New York has to base its case on. The left-leaning National Law Journal, a business partner with Michael Bloomberg, is unwilling to respond to repeated requests to correct the...
  • Baldwin Shooting Elicits a Familiar -- and Flawed -- Response

    11/02/2021 11:35:27 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 30 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 11-02-21 | Dr. John R. Lott
    If one terrible thing happens with a gun, gun control activists reflexively call for bans or other new regulations. There is rarely a consideration of costs and benefits. Actor Alec Baldwin has demonstrated this thinking again after the accidental fatal shooting on the set of his movie in New Mexico. "[H]ow many bullets were fired in movies and TV shows over the last 75 years?" he said on Saturday. "… Billions? In the last 75 years? And nearly all of them without incident. ... Some new measures have to take place. ... No live ammunition. No real weapons in the...
  • Study shows concealed handgun permits soared during pandemic, record year-over-year increase

    10/06/2021 3:30:23 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2021 | Andrew Mark Miller
    A new study shows that the number of concealed handgun permits soared in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic and has increased over 10% since the end of last year. According to a study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed handgun permits surged to 21.52 million in 2020, a 48% increase since 2016 and a 10.5% increase from the same time last year.
  • There Are Far More Defensive Gun Uses Than Murders in America. Here's Why You Rarely Hear of Them.

    09/22/2021 6:02:19 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 22 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 9-22-2021 | Dr. John R. Lott
    While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don’t know that firearms also save them. On May 15, an attacker at an apartment complex in Fort Smith, Ark., fatally shot a woman and then fired 93 rounds at other people before a man killed him with a bolt-action rifle. Police said he “likely saved a number of lives in the process.” On June 30, a 12-year-old Louisiana boy used a hunting rifle to stop an armed burglar who was threatening his mother’s life during a home invasion. On July 4, a Chicago gunman shot into a...
  • Abuse Of Watchlists Could Lead To Curbs On Second Amendment Rights

    09/11/2021 11:03:55 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 18 replies
    One America News ^ | September 11, 2021 | John Hines
    Crime Prevention Research Center President Dr. John Lott tells One America News the terror watchlist now includes some million names, is growing rapidly and could soon be used as a back door means to limit Second Amendment rights for many law abiding Americans. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.
  • Gun Control Myths

    08/29/2021 9:53:46 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 22, 2021
    John Lott, founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, argued that the conventional wisdom about guns and gun regulation is incorrect. He said the media does a poor job of analyzing gun-related events, especially mass shootings.
  • Gun Control Myths

    08/24/2021 7:46:36 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | August 22, 2021 | C-SPAN
    John Lott, founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, argued that the conventional wisdom about guns and gun regulation is incorrect. He said the media does a poor job of analyzing gun-related events, especially mass shootings
  • Our $28 Trillion National Debt Is Coming Due

    08/20/2021 8:59:59 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 19, 2021 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Last September, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicted the federal debt wouldn’t hit $29 trillion until 2028. Just short of a year later, the national debt stands at $28.6 trillion and is set to surpass $29 trillion within weeks. Since Congress hasn’t yet enacted all its new spending proposals, the CBO debt estimates don’t yet include them. The $1.2 trillion “infrastructure” bill still has to pass the House, and a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill will add to the current budget. The proposed 2022 budget will likely be more than $6 trillion (up from $4.8 trillion in 2020).
  • Twitter Still Blocking Information on Crimes by Leftists

    08/17/2021 10:26:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 17, 2021 | John Lott Jr
    In Twitter debates, people have no problem pointing to articles such as Newsweek’s: “White Supremacists Killed More Americans Than Muslim Extremists in Recent Years.” The article explains, “The mass shootings at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, last August and at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand last March are just two high-profile examples [motivated by white supremacy].” But if you try to explain that this isn’t the whole story, you will get a warning from Twitter. On Saturday, after someone pointed to the Newsweek article, I responded that the El Paso and Christchurch murderers were both environmentalists/socialists who...
  • Mexico's Dishonest Lawsuit Against American Gun Makers

    08/10/2021 10:41:28 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 10, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden keeps telling Americans that gunmakers are “exempt from being sued. … This is the only outfit that is exempt from being sued.” Apparently, someone forgot to tell the Mexican government about that. Last week, the Mexican government sued several U.S.- gun makers, seeking $10 billion in damages. They claim that the companies are “conscious of the fact that their products are trafficked and used in illicit activities against the civilian population and authorities of Mexico.” Among those facing the lawsuit are well-known names: Smith & Wesson Brands, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Beretta USA, Glock, and Colt. The case was...
  • Chipman is a radical gun-control supporter

    08/08/2021 11:42:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 3 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | Sunday, August 8, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden has had little trouble getting even his most controversial nominees confirmed. Democrats, including Montana Senator Jon Tester, have all voted in unison. Only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, faced bipartisan opposition. But with David Chipman’s nomination to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) possibly being determined by a single vote, Senator Tester continues to refuse to say how he will vote. Chipman, like Biden’s judicial nominees, is a radical gun control supporter. Yet, Tester appears to not wanting to upset national Democrats and is waiting until his vote no longer...
  • Why are Red State Democratic Senators Voting for David Chipman?

    08/05/2021 10:22:16 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 6, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden has had little trouble getting even the most controversial nominees confirmed. Democrats have voted in unison, with only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, facing bipartisan opposition. But the White House is pulling out all the stops to push through David Chipman’s confirmation to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). And Democrats want the vote to take place this week. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims that the largely Republican opposition to Chipman “speaks volumes to their complete refusal to tackle this spike in crime we’ve seen over the last...
  • Biden Reveals His True Goal: To Ban Most Guns

    07/29/2021 4:27:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 58 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 29, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    If there was any doubt that President Biden wants to ban the vast majority of guns in the United States, he again clarified his position last week. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon — whether it’s a — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous,” Biden said at a televised CNN townhall meeting. “I’m continuing to push to eliminate the sale of those things, but I’m not likely to get that done in the near term.” The president’s...
  • Gun-Death Hoax Faked the Facts, Which the Media Echoed

    07/08/2021 11:32:31 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 8, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    I recently drove 950 miles to give the keynote commencement address at an online high school based in Las Vegas. Two thousand students were supposedly going to attend, but it turned out that the school didn’t exist. The fake high school and the deceptive editing of my speech weren’t the only falsehoods here. A gun control organization called “Change the Ref” hoodwinked news outlets worldwide to propagate a lie about how extensive gun violence is in the United States. The videos made from this address focus on the “lost class.” Specifically, “they are the 3,044 graduating high school seniors that...
  • The School That Wasn’t There

    06/29/2021 1:36:19 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 29, 2021 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    I was honored to deliver a commencement address to a Nevada high school this month. But the school didn’t exist. It was a hoax perpetrated by gun-control activists.
  • If Republican Voting Reforms are 'Anti-Democratic,' All of Europe Is 'Anti-Democratic'

    06/21/2021 9:07:41 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 22, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    The American media keeps telling us two “facts.” Voter ID laws are “racist,” and election fraud claims are “false” and “baseless.” The New York Times labeled state ID and voting laws as showing “the Republican Party’s growing discomfort with democracy” and “dangerously anti-democratic.” The Washington Post described it as an “anti-democratic virus.” But if these characterizations are correct, all of Europe and virtually all other developed countries must be anti-democratic as they have even stricter anti-fraud provisions than any US state. Democrats are pushing to remove identification requirements for voting, replacing voter ID rules with a sworn statement of self-identification....
  • America the Outlier: Voter Photo IDs Are the Rule in Europe and Elsewhere

    06/01/2021 11:14:22 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 16 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | June 1, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    Democrats and much of the media are pushing to make permanent the extraordinary, pandemic-driven measures to relax voting rules during the 2020 elections – warning anew of racist voter “suppression” otherwise. Yet democracies in Europe and elsewhere tell a different story – of the benefits of stricter voter ID requirements after hard lessons learned. A database on voting rules worldwide complied by the Crime Prevention Research Center, which I run, shows that election integrity measures are widely accepted globally, and have often been adopted by countries after they've experienced fraud under looser voting regimes. Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe...
  • Given Their Fear of Guns, How Have Professors Ever Gone Off Campus?

    05/28/2021 9:58:43 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 28, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    For decades, gun control advocates constantly claim that Right-to-Carry laws would lead to disaster. But when disasters don’t occur they move on to the next prediction of disaster. We have to keep track of these predictions if only to judge how much weight to give to their erroneous predictions. Montana is the latest state to let people carry concealed handguns on college campuses, and the state Board of Regents for the university system demanded an emergency stay from the state Supreme Court because “serious harm is threatened” if the law goes into effect on June 1. The Regents took a...
  • Victim of violent crime " Nikki Goeser" testified before U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee about consequences of red flag laws and other gun-control.

    05/07/2021 12:47:21 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 3 replies
    U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution ^ | 4-30-21 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    Nikki Goeser is Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Research Center and a victim/survivor of a violent crime. Nikki testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution about her concerns with red flag laws and how gun-control laws can have unintended consequences that can impact good people. Nikki explains how victims of violent crime could end up flagged and unable to protect themselves, compounding their fears and what is already a very difficult situation for them.
  • Data Undercuts Myth of 'Racism' in Police Killings

    04/22/2021 12:19:37 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22, 2021 | John R Lott Jr
    President Biden claimed that Derek Chauvin's conviction on Tuesday "ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism" of police. With the police shooting that same day of 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, the White House again pushed the racism claim, noting that this was just another example of how "police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people." But where is the evidence for these claims? In Chauvin's trial, the prosecution never once mentioned evidence that the now-former officer is racist. A day after the verdict, the Biden administration announced plans for a pattern-or-practice investigation of...