Quote of the day—John R. Lott Jr.

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), which I head, hired McLaughlin & Associates to survey 1,000 general election voters from July 21-24, 2022. The survey began by asking people whether they supported red flag laws. It then informed respondents that there are no hearings before an individual’s guns are taken away, and that there are no mental health care experts involved in the process.

People initially answered by a two-to-one margin that they support red flag laws (58% to 29%), with the strongest support coming from Democrats, the wealthy, blacks and Hispanics, and people aged 18-29.

However, after being told that there are no court proceedings before an individual’s guns are taken away, and that there are no mental health care experts involved in the process, support changed to opposition (29% to 47%). Strong support plummeted from 34% to 14% and strong opposition rose from 18% to 29%.

John R. Lott Jr.
October 5, 2022
Media Spin on Gun Control Doesn’t Match Voters’ Opinions
[Lies and deception are the only way they can win. And they know that. It is part of their culture. Don’t let them get away with it. Use it as evidence at their trials.—Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day—John R. Lott Jr.

  1. This is my shocked face.

    Media spin on “gun control” has never matched voters’ opinions outside of insulated Leftist enclaves like NY and DC. Most journalists don’t bother to dig deeper into these opinion polls, but the ones that do are always shocked — shocked, I tell you! — to discover that the country and world are much larger and more varied than they thought, and just a few miles outside their Big City opinions are different, sometimes diametrically so. And that difference remains constant until you get to the next Big City.

    The View of the World from 9th Avenue, originally presented four-and-a-half decades ago as social commentary/satire, rings poignantly true to this day. Especially with the media.

    • Perfectly said Archer.
      And something else that amazes me is much more advanced we are. The things we been living by for years are having to be rediscovered by cities.
      Like 2A. Organic, fresh foods and doing more for yourself. To me, city societies is so far behind the civilization curve it’s frightening.

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