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  • Politicians, Media Unfairly Single Out Football's Concussion Risk

    08/07/2018 11:07:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    With the pro-football season starting this coming week for most teams, media outlets have returned to their steady drumbeat about concussions. Despite the excitement of kickoff returns, college football has bowed to pressure with a new rule this year to discourage kickoff returns.  But if the media really cares about concussions, they shouldn't be singling out this uniquely American sport.Women’s soccer players suffer a higher concussion rate than do male football players. A woman's soccer player who plays 10,000 games or practices would on average suffer 6.3 concussions. Compare that to 6.1 for men's football. But men’s wrestling and hockey have...
  • CDC Corrects Major Gun data Error Uncovered by John Lott

    08/05/2018 5:27:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made an error in the number of fatal firearms accidents that occurred in 2014. It was so large, it was obvious. The number of fatal firearm accidents had been falling significantly. In 2014, they suddenly and inexplicably jumped by over 25%. Most of the increase was in one state, Tennessee. Dr. John Lott noticed the error in January of 2016, and brought it to the attention of the CDC. From crimeresearch.org: In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014...
  • Here’s the real reason Democrats are so scared about Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court

    07/28/2018 6:53:53 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Democrats are getting hysterical about the prospect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh being seated on the Supreme Court. Most of their hyperventilating is nonsense. In a desperate attempt to block Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the Senate, the Democrats are making wild claims that abortion would be banned, people would be dying in the streets, and the president would gain immunity from investigation and prosecution if Kavanaugh joins the nation’s highest court. Time for a reality check. Let’s all take a deep breath and look at the facts about the judge who President Trump has nominated to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony...
  • Hawaii and California's Huge Second Amendment Victory

    07/28/2018 2:13:13 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 27, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Tuesday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means that people in the western U.S. will now be able to openly carry a handgun in public. The decision only applies to districts under the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, but it will likely soon affect the rest of the country. It is a huge ruling that strikes down existing state prohibitions in Hawaii and California.
  • This marks the end of gun control

    07/20/2018 8:28:19 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
  • John Lott discussing universal background checks on the Mark Levin Show

    03/17/2018 12:28:43 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    On his national radio show, Mark Levin mentions the CPRC research universal background checks wouldn’t have stopped one of the mass public shootings this century.
  • The media is out of control in its push for gun control

    03/17/2018 12:24:49 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem. Facebook has been working with organizations such as PolitiFact, Snopes and Factcheck.org to filter news. Stories deemed “false” by these organization are labeled as false and are much more difficult to spread virally.
  • Gun walkouts in schools don't let students think for themselves

    03/15/2018 3:35:47 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 15, 2018 | John R Lott Jr
    Gun control is a contentious issue. It is one thing for a teacher to talk to his or her class about the issue, hopefully presenting both sides of the debate. But a rally on school property, featuring student speeches and attendance by school administrators and teachers, is something quite different. My daughter is a junior in high school, and her high school participated in Wednesday’s National School Walkout. On Monday the principal assured parents and students that the event wouldn’t be political, that it would just be a memorial commemorating the 17 people murdered at a Parkland, Florida high school...
  • Media bias and guns

    03/11/2018 1:06:54 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 27, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Americans might be divided on the issue of gun control, but CNN Town Hall on Wednesday night only featured questioners who supported gun control. Even worse, CNN is accused of trying to rewrite one student’s question so that it was supportive of gun control, though the network has told me that they strongly deny this. The only speaker representing the right self-defense, Dana Loesch, was continually identified as an NRA spokesman.
  • The left can't win on guns, so now they're trying to silence their opposition

    03/10/2018 2:32:25 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 6, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    If you can’t beat the other side’s arguments, silence them. The idea is to keep yelling that the NRA is racist, that they are murderers and have “blood on their hands,” that they are a “terrorist organization” that they won’t support even simple measures to save lives. At the Oscars last night, wave after wave of the “cool people” called for banning guns. It doesn’t matter that the people doing the yelling are pushing proposals that wouldn’t save lives. Or that the people at the Oscars who called for banning guns were themselves protected by a phalanx of 500 armed...
  • John Lott on Hannity’s TV show on Fox News, Evidence that More Guns, Less Crime

    10/07/2017 10:58:53 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Dr. John Lott and Robert Massi talked to Sean Hannity about the impact of gun control on crime rates. The first part of the segment examines John Lott’s research on guns and crime.
  • John Lott on the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Las Vegas Shooting

    10/07/2017 10:39:49 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about the push for new gun control and some of the myths about guns in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.
  • 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:
  • 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...
  • John Lott was a Democrat in 1993

    06/08/2017 6:12:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In an article that claims the famous researcher John Lott is partly responsible for mass murder, the author let slip an interesting bit of information. John Lott was a Democrat before he conducted his well known research.  From psmag.com: Outside of the Baylor auditorium, Lott told me about his journey to becoming the most prominent and most hated gun researcher: His interest in guns, he said, started when he was an economist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Students asked him about his thoughts on gun control, and so Lott started researching. He wasn't a gun...
  • 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...
  • Concealed carry permits help police officers,civilians stay in the fight

    02/15/2016 1:55:16 PM PST · by richardb72 · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2016 | John R Lott Jr
    In the past month, criminals have murdered six police officers in the line of duty. The number might have been eight if not for the actions of two concealed handgun permit holders. At this rate, police deaths could be way up this year compared to previous years. By this time last year, only one officer had been murdered. While Republican presidential candidates such as Cruz, Rubio and Trump have spoken out forcefully about police shootings, Democrats have been silent. You’ve probably heard on the news when at least one of these officers has been killed. But you almost certainly haven’t...
  • Dr. John Lott (Even liberal academics are turning pro-gun ownership)

    02/11/2016 5:23:46 PM PST · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    John Lott: Even Liberal Academics Are Turning Pro-Gun Ownership From the left and right, people are bombarded with diametrically opposing claims on guns. But most of this bombardment isn’t coming from the National Rifle Association. Michael Bloomberg is spending far more money — hundreds of millions of dollars — trying to convince Americans that guns should be kept out of the hands of even law-abiding citizens. And yet, by double-digit margins, Americans say that they feel safer if more people in their neighborhood own guns. The answer is the same on concealed carry. Most of the media are doing their...
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...