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John Lott
John Lott
President, Crime Prevention Research Center
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      John Lott

      John Lott is the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and a former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission. He is the author of eight books including “More Guns, Less Crime” (University of Chicago Press, 2010, 3rd edition).

Chicago’s Law-And-Order Policies Are Failing Catastrophically

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Angry that the federal government cut funding to Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) claimed the Trump administration is contributing to the city’s violence. “So far this year, 3,000 people have been injured by gunshot in the city of Chicago and over 500 have been killed,” Durbin angrily told Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a hearing last week.

Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied

5:10 PM 08/18/2017

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.”

Sessions Didn’t Disrespect Hawaii, He Raised An Important Question

12:02 PM 04/21/2017

The media is apoplectic that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has criticized the federal judge in Hawaii who suspended President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on visas and refugees.  Sessions offending statement? “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the U.S. from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Sessions said on Tuesday.

Fake News In The Mainstream Media

5:38 PM 12/13/2016

Democrats and their media allies are trying everything they can to delegitimize Trump’s election. It started with a series of hopeless recounts, and now they claim that Russia hacked Democrat emails.

Hillary Clinton Locks Up The Gun-Grabber Vote

3:14 PM 11/20/2015

On Thursday night, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence honored Hillary Clinton with the first ever Cuomo Visionary Award, named after the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Brady Center gave her the award because “she has demonstrated a clear commitment in support of our efforts to ‘finish the job’” for the gun control and, “there is nobody who has done more to lead us there than Hillary Clinton.”

Hillary Clinton Is Wrong About Gun Laws In Australia And The UK

11:54 AM 10/22/2015

Democrats keeping telling people that they don’t want to confiscate their guns, but at the same time they are praising the gun control laws in countries that have confiscated people’s guns. But Hillary Clinton's claims that confiscation made them safer are completely wrong.

On Ahmed’s Clock, President Obama Once Again Spoke Too Soon

2:38 PM 09/28/2015

President Obama still hasn’t learned his lesson. He has spoken out yet again before the facts were in. In this case, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested and suspended for bringing an electronic clock to school, was invited to the White House within hours of his story going viral. Obama suggested the visit was to “inspire more kids like you to like science.” Many think it "obvious" the school boy's religion had played a role in his arrest.

The New York Times Believes MoJo’s Gun-Control Myths

12:56 PM 08/13/2015

Normally, even the New York Times doesnt cite such an unreliable source as Mother Jones for evidence. But when it comes to gun control, its considered okay to use biased sources, call people names, and thoughtlessly dismiss the notion that gun-free zones endanger lives.