On DC’s WMAL to discuss the Aurora mass public shooting at Henry Pratt Co.

Dr. John Lott was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall to discuss the mass public shooting at Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, IL.

 

 

 





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Why do Democrats keep pushing Universal Background Checks as a way to stop Mass Public Shootings?

Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) pushes gun background checks on private transfers because “We Could Have Parkland at Any Time,” but there is not 1 mass public shooting this century that would have been stopped by this law. So why do gun controllers keep pushing it as a solution?

As usual, this interviewer on CNN refuses to ask a tough question.…

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In the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Guns on the agenda in Carson City”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Sunday Las Vegas Review-Journal about the new gun control law just signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak. The piece starts this way.

Everyone wants to stop dangerous criminals or people with serious mental illness from having guns. We feel that as strongly as ever on the one-year anniversary last week of the Parkland high school attack.

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Yet another Mass Public Shooting in another Gun-free zone: at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois


“Did you ever see him with guns at work?” the anchors asked Probst [an employee at the company] about the shooter.

“No. We are not even supposed to have any guns at work.” He said.

— ABC Channel 7, WLS, Chicago

Reportedly five were murdered in the attack at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.…

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On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: Distortions and Misinformation in Anti-2A Firearms Studies

President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott, joins Dana to debunk the false information and cherry-picked statistics put out by Everytown for Gun Safety.

 





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CPRC testifies before Pittsburgh City Council on gun-control: Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, etc…

Dr. Lott testified before the Pittsburgh City Council about a range of gun control laws that they are considering and offers a compromise in the debate on how to fix the Background Check System if they truly want Universal Background Checks. A compromise that seems to be ignored. Notice the behavior of Councilman Bruce Kraus at the end of the video.…

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Background Checks Bill would turn many well-intentioned Americans into criminals

Dr. Lott speaks with host Steve Gruber about the real problems with gun-control laws currently being debated in Congress. Dr. Lott provides examples of where so-called “sensible” gun-control laws, such as Universal Background Checks, could turn many well-intentioned Americans into felons.

 

 





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UPDATED: Why we shouldn’t depend on mental health professionals to detect mass killers: Elliot Rodger’s slipping “under the radar” is hardly rare

Frequently in the solution to these mass shootings is to simply spend more money on mental health.

MAJOR GARRETT: . . . Do you believe the legislation the Senate did not pass would have made any difference in this case [the Elliot Rodger’s shooting]?

SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: The legislation that failed to pass–it got support from fifty-five senators–would have provided a mental health initiative with more resources, greater ability for the Santa Barbara police to intervene–to use the sheriff’s word–to have professionals trained in diagnosing and detecting this kind of derangement.

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Testimony in Pittsburgh on City Council Gun Control Ordinance

Dr. John Lott has been invited to testify about the City of Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance on Tuesday, February 12th before the Pittsburgh City Council. The testimony is scheduled for 1:30 PM.





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