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John Lott: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities

Gun controls that that Sens. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker — both Democratic presidential candidates — are proposing would make gun ownership too expensive for poor people living in high-crime neighborhoods to afford. Continue reading

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John Lott: NRA turmoil is not a threat to Second Amendment but THIS could do real harm

The announcement Saturday that Oliver North is stepping down as president of the National Rifle Association has sparked overwrought media speculation that the NRA is in danger of shutting down. It is not. Continue reading

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John Lott: Armed teachers can save student lives – Don’t leave children defenseless against school shooters

When teachers are allowed to carry guns in schools they make them safer and protect students. Continue reading

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John Lott: Media exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure

Media reports are greatly exaggerating the impact of a U.S.-Mexico border shutdown. The may give Mexico the idea that the U.S. will never do it. Continue reading

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Dems want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership

Democrats in the U.S. House are likely to approve spending $50 million in taxpayer funds for public health research on gun violence. While that may sound like a good idea at first glance, it really wouldn’t do anything to reduce gun violence in our c… Continue reading

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Supreme Court fight over Kavanaugh got lots of attention, but most federal court action is elsewhere

Democratic appointees remain in firm control of federal appeals courts. Continue reading

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Why is the Kavanaugh Supreme Court fight so vicious? Because government is too important

The solution is very simple – but it isn’t what most liberals will want to hear. Continue reading

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A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

A heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida last week. Continue reading

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Media portrayal of gun ownership is inaccurate and biased

The media’s pro-gun control bias doesn’t just distort news coverage. Continue reading

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Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist. This week they gleefully targeted the National Rifle Association for criticism – but as usual, they made errors in their claims. Continue reading

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March for Our Lives: Gun control ideas sound good, but are deeply flawed and won’t save lives

America continues to mourn the 17 people killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. Continue reading

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The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. Continue reading

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Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. Continue reading

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Good guys with guns saving lives

Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Continue reading

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NFL kneeling protests based on false claims and misleading media reports

The NFL players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in football stadiums across the country are engaging in protests based on false claims and misleading media reports that give the impression that police are killing African-Ameri… Continue reading

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Trump effect hits the NFL — Teams with more protesters were more likely to lose

If your team had thirteen more protesting players than did the opposing team — the average difference on Sunday — then your team would be spotting your opponent about one touchdown. Continue reading

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