John Lott: Many of These Proposed Gun Laws Will Not Stop the Violence

The Mike Pintek Show
April 16, 2018 - 2:04 pm
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The State House Committee has begun a series of hearing this week in order to come to a consensus on how to address gun violence, after the most recent mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.

John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, was on The Mike Pintek Show talking about how he thinks many of the proposed laws will do nothing to stop this type of violence.

John Lott told The Mike Pintek Show, “I think some of the laws would actually do more harm.”

“We all want to stop these types of crimes from occurring, we’ve tried the Federal Assault weapons ban for ten years, various states of done it, and yet there have been a lot of peer review academic studies done that can’t find any benefit or reduction in crime. “

There are a total of 42 bills that are being put up, and many deal with raising the age for gun ownership to 21-years-old.  John Lott told The Mike Pintek Show, “The vast majority of mass shootings are done by people under age 21.”

John Lott also said, “That when it comes to these laws, what isn’t talked about is how costly many of them are to put into place.”

“A lot of these laws look like they are going to pass.

For more information on the 42 proposed laws check out John Lott’s website,

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