Michael Bloomberg’s big push has been on background checks on the private transfers of guns. Who do these laws primarily stop from buying guns? What are their costs? How well does the current background system really work? Why do gun control advocates push for these laws? The talk will also focus on the latest research on gun ownership and crime rates. And how people’s perceptions of gun ownership is increasing opposition to more gun control.
About John R. Lott, Jr.
Dr. John R. Lott Jr. is an economist and world-recognized expert on guns and crime. Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), Lott has researched and taught at various academic institutions such as the University of Chicago, Yale University, and Stanford University, among others. He is the author of nine books, as well as publishing in both academic and popular publications. His most recent works include “The War On Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies” and “More Guns, Less Crime”.
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