John R Lott Jr
TOPIC-Domestic Terrorism in Wisconsin
Guest opportunity: John R. Lott, Jr. Former chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission, American Academic, and the author of the expanded third edition of ‘More Guns, Less Crime’.
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Once again another mass murderer has taken innocent lives, this time outside a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
The as yet unidentified shooter took the lives of 6 people at the Sikh temple on Sunday morning and the entire incident is being treated as an act of domestic terrorism.
Often confused for Muslims or Hindus, Sikhs are often targeted in racial profiling by hate groups. No determination has been made as to the reason for the gunman’s attack.
After the mass shooting in Colorado, President Obama as well as Senate and Congressional Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed for various gun control proposals. With this second attack in the course of a month, there will no doubt be further cries for more gun control, but this is not the answer.
John Lott is eager to discuss why these a second mass shooting shouldn’t lead to more gun control by discussing:
Would more strict gun control laws prevent crimes like the mass shooting in Wisconsin?
What would stronger gun control laws mean for the Average American?
How would newly proposed legislation regarding the sale of ammo prevent these types of crimes?
Do more gun control laws or bans all together cause these multiple victim public shootings? What impact do they have on crime rates generally?
What is the key to preventing tragedies like the Wisconsin shooting in the future?
Meet John R. Lott, Jr.
Former Chief Economist for the United States Sentencing Commission.
Author of seven books including the greatly expanded third edition of “More Guns, Less Crime” as well as “The Bias Against Guns: Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control Is Wrong”
His op-eds since the Colorado attack have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, and FoxNews.com
Number eighteenth among Economics, Law, and Business researchers in terms of lifetime downloads of papers at the Social Science Research Network
Listed in “Who’s Who in Economic” by Mark Blaug and Howard Vane
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Date Recorded: 8/6/2012
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