John Lott knows his stuff. Gun control advocates love to pooh-pooh Lott and his work, but Lott’s studies are peer-reviewed and following scientific research best practices. Peer-reviewed has a whole new meaning to those who produce gun control junk science – peer reviewed doesn’t mean Soros-funded fellow junk science purveyors.
Recently, John Lott looked into so-called “Red Flag” laws that disarm gun owners of their gun rights without any due process. Additionally, he investigated the effectiveness of spaces labelled “No Guns.” The results of his analysis aren’t good news for big gun control…
From the Epoch Times:
INDIANAPOLIS—Two of the most popular gun control proposals have little to no effect on gun crime and actually exacerbate the problem for the people they’re supposed to protect, according to economist, researcher, and author John Lott.
“Those are the people who are harmed,” Lott told seminar participants at the National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Indianapolis.
Lott is considered an authority on guns and crime, having authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and 10 books on the subject. He led two seminars discussing the effectiveness of gun-free zones, red-flag laws, and other gun control measures.
According to statistics from the CPRC, 94 prcent of mass shootings since 1950 have occurred in gun-free zones…Lott said one well-known mass killer explained his reasoning in a manifesto written the year before he struck.
The 19-year-old man who killed 10 people in a Buffalo, New York, grocery store on May 14, 2022, has been described as a right-wing racist, Lott said. But, while he was an avowed racist, Lott said the shooter described himself as an environmentalist and eco-terrorist.
In his manifesto, the shooter claimed that minorities were damaging the environment by having too many children, and that’s why he decided to attack black people.
“Attacking in a weapon-restricted area may decrease the chance of civilian backlash,” Lott quoted from the shooter’s writings. “… ‘areas where CCW [concealed weapons] are outlawed or prohibited may be good areas of attack,’ and ‘areas with strict gun laws are also great places of attack.’”
California is a great example of the failure of gun control measures. Every year California doubles down on its failed gun restrictions, adding more. Most folks don’t realize it that California leads the nation in mass murder sprees. Why? Because California’s gun control laws do work – for the law-abiding.
That’s right: California’s gun laws keep the good guys disarmed while those inclined to kill people and create carnage don’t really care about obeying the law.
Go ahead and read the rest of the story for a whole lot more details!