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  • Data Shows White Supremacists Are Not The Most Likely Mass Murderers

    05/23/2022 6:09:44 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/23/2022 | Dr. John R. Lott
    In his Buffalo, New York speech last week following a mass shooting, President Biden showed he still has only two things on his mind regarding crime: guns and white supremacists. No one can defend white supremacists. But with violent crime soaring and this latest attack in Buffalo, people want something done. Yet Biden’s agenda won’t make people safer. “Look, we’ve seen the mass shootings in Charleston, South Carolina; El Paso, Texas; in Pittsburgh. Last year in Atlanta. This week in Dallas, Texas, and now in Buffalo. In Buffalo, New York,” Biden said. “White supremacy is a poison. It’s a poison....
  • Media Falsely Claim Mass Public Shooters are 'Right-wingers' When They're Environmental Extremists

    05/19/2022 10:56:35 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/17/2022 | Dr. John R. Lott
    If you believe the Los Angeles Times, the Buffalo shooter who left 10 dead emerged from “a far-right ecosystem.” A Rolling Stone headline echoed the claim: “The Buffalo Shooter Isn’t a ‘Lone Wolf.’ He’s a Mainstream Republican.” The New York Times links the mass murderer to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. Not to be left out, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) blames Republicans for the attack, claiming: “The House GOP leadership has enabled white nationalism, white supremacy, and anti-semitism.”
  • When Misinformation Drives Bad Policy

    05/17/2022 7:33:32 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 5 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 05/16/2022 | Dr. John R. Lott
    To President Biden, public health researchers, and the media, violent crime is all about guns. But a new survey finds that people are badly misinformed about how much violent crime involves guns. The average likely American voter is way off, thinking that over 46% of violent crimes involve guns. In fact, the true figure is less than 8%. Not surprisingly, those who believe that most violent crime involves guns are more likely to view gun control as the solution.
  • LA’s Crime Surge Migrates to Wealthy, Whiter Zip Codes of Boldface Names

    04/13/2022 11:33:26 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 24 replies
    RealClear Investigations ^ | 04/13/2022 | James Varney
    On March 22, in the broad daylight of a typically gorgeous day in Beverly Hills, thieves in hoodies and sunglasses took a sledgehammer to the plate glass window of Peter Sedghi’s boutique and furiously rummaged through the shards. In less than 90 seconds, the robbers stole more than $3 million worth of jewels. Two days later, in response to a wave of high-end robberies, the Los Angeles Police Department announced there would be no arrests. Instead, it cautioned Hollywood residents not to wear high quality jewelry in public. “Beverly Hills is one of the most affluent, safest neighborhoods in the...
  • New Peer-Reviewed Research Finds Evidence of 2020 Voter Fraud

    03/28/2022 6:46:24 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 39 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 3-28-2022 | Dr. John R. Lott
    By a margin of 52% to 40%, voters believe that “cheating affected the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.” That’s per a Rasmussen Reports survey from this month. This stands in stark contrast to the countless news stories editorializing about “no evidence of voter fraud” and “the myth of voter fraud.” It isn’t just Republicans who believe this cheating occurred. Even 34% of Democrats believe it, as do 38% of those who “somewhat” support President Biden. A broad range of Americans think this: men, women, all age groups, whites, those who are neither white nor black, Republicans, those who...
  • Democrats Nominate a Soft on Crime Person for the Supreme Court

    03/23/2022 1:22:37 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/23/22 | Dr. John R. Lott
    If a criminal figures out a more effective way to break into people’s homes to steal more, should he receive a lighter sentence per dollar of what he steals? Biden’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, certainly thinks so. The legal system doesn’t normally work that way. If a rapist rapes two women, he gets two sentences, one for each crime. Each crime a criminal gets convicted for gets a separate penalty. That has traditionally been true for child pornography, where more pictures of children mean crimes have been committed.
  • Tester is exactly right we shouldn’t be buying oil from Iran and Venezuela, but Biden’s nominees are destroying our domestic energy production

    03/17/2022 1:32:15 PM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 11 replies
    The Missoulian ^ | 3-17-22 | Dr. John R. Lott
    Some Democrats are pushing back on President Biden’s plan to buy oil from totalitarian governments like Venezuela, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. “We shouldn’t be advancing other countries who don’t share our values,” said Sen. Jon Tester last week. Tester is exactly right. But Biden is working hard to destroy all our domestic energy industries, and, unfortunately, Senator Jon Tester keeps supporting Biden’s radical nominees who are implementing these policies. Biden is using all the regulatory tools at his disposal to “debank” those industries he doesn’t like. That means he will force financial institutions not to do business with these companies....
  • With the For the People Act, Democrats, Not Republicans, Are the Real Threat to Democracy

    01/05/2022 9:57:18 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/04/22 | Dr. John R. Lott
    With the anniversary of January 6th this week, Democrats are using it to push massive election reforms. They claim the reforms are necessary to save Democracy. Indeed, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says the situation is so dire that it is necessary to change long-held Senate rules so that Democrats can pass the bill on a pure party-line vote. The For the People Act of 2021 replaces state voter ID rules with a signed statement from the voter, and makes permanent the pandemic’s mail-in ballot voting. The mailing out of blank absentee ballots en masse would become a fixture...
  • No, The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Doesn’t Affect California Gun Laws

    12/14/2021 2:49:09 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/14/2021 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    You would never know it from the reaction of President Joe Biden and Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday about the Texas abortion case didn’t overturn Roe v. Wade. It dealt with arcane legal precedent over who can sue and be sued – what is called “standing” – and the constitutionality of Texas’ law is far from settled. On Saturday, hopefully because Newsom hadn’t yet read or understood the decision, he announced he would now use the ruling to help Californians enforce gun control laws. Biden and Newsom’s comments are more likely to gin up...
  • Pennsylvania’s Constitutional Carry Law is Common Sense

    12/07/2021 1:51:53 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 23 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 12/07/2021 | Dr. John Lott and the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward
    The same predictions of doom and bloodshed keep coming from gun-control activists. They warn us of pending disaster should Pennsylvania become the 22nd state to adopt so-called constitutional carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states, including Pennsylvania, already allow open carry without a permit. With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide how the Second Amendment applies to people's ability to defend themselves outside the home, the debate in states like Pennsylvania matter.
  • 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...
  • Data Disproves Left's Fear Of Adhering To The Constitution On Guns

    11/10/2021 8:31:25 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/09/2021 | Dr. John Lott
    This year has seen the largest increase ever in the number of concealed handgun permit holders—more than two million, for a total of 21.52 million. That is a 48 percent increase since 2016. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of NYSRPA v. Bruen, which has a chance to further increase this total and make permitting rules more similar across states. Six states now have more than 1 million permit holders: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Florida is the first state to have more than 2.5 million permits. Alabama has the highest rate of adults with...
  • The Supreme Court Has An Opportunity to Defend the Second Amendment | Opinion

    11/09/2021 9:44:28 AM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/03/2021 | Dr. John R. Lott
    When it decides on NYSRPA v. Bruen—scheduled for oral arguments today—the Supreme Court will have a chance to stop governments from restricting the right to "bear arms." The part of the Constitution guaranteeing that right has long been ignored by many state and local governments, despite previous Supreme Court rulings that there is an "individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation" in the home. The situation is worst in New York, California and six other "may-issue" states, where officials can turn down requests for a carry permit for any reason, or for no reason at all.
  • 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...
  • The First Rule of Gun Safety Is That You Don't Point a Gun Directly at Someone Unless You Intend to Shoot Them

    10/26/2021 10:22:15 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/25/2021 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The first rule of gun safety is you don’t point a gun a something unless you intend to shoot it. Even if you believe the gun is unloaded, you don’t point it directly at others. Alec Baldwin didn’t follow basic gun safety when he accidentally shot his cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, 42. Anyone who has been to a shooting range would have that drilled into them. And Baldwin, an actor who has been in many movies using guns, must surely have had this explained to him many times. Since the killing, numerous news stories have come out blaming others on 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

    08/24/2021 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).