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-- recent shooting at the navy yacht in Washington DC walls of -- just the latest example.
All of a mass shooting spree here in the United States -- what -- what does it all mean it full gun control it -- a subject.
That just a little under a year ago became all obviously the chief.
Subject of conversation in the United States -- to be horrific shooting.
Of school children in new town Connecticut now it seems to be very much an issue that isn't being discussed but perhaps it should be.
John law to is death -- -- -- contributor -- of two wonderful books dumbing down the colts and the book titled.
-- guns less crime.
If you -- -- view of want to John well Judy is views jobs -- title says it all John good to see you as always.
-- -- -- -- -- I did say it's interesting I just put up this map for our viewers gun control measures eight -- -- as you look at the country.
You've got a couple really did have tightened.
Gun laws but -- -- That have actually loosened the gun control.
Measures I -- it seems to go against the narrative.
John -- so.
-- -- You've had big changes in both directions.
I mean I guess.
The changes that you've seen two in places like New Jersey and Connecticut to.
Maryland and Colorado.
And New York have been to make it much more expensive for people to buy guns.
It's like 350 dollars to license and register -- -- now in New York because you've -- 85 dollar fee to go and buy ammunition.
On the other hand you'll have places like Texas.
Which make it easier now created going get a concealed handgun -- -- used to -- ten hours of training and now it's it's four hours -- training my guesses.
You probably see a couple 100000 more people.
Get concealed handgun permits in Texas but he generally.
Over the last couple decades you've seen states moving to make it easier people who own guns.
Now there's pride that nine point five million Americans at least who have concealed handgun for it's that's up from.
About five million in 2008.
And the ideal thing if he had John RI -- if it isn't -- -- maybe you can explain it.
Is that that seems to that making it -- -- for people to get.
Guns seems to go against the national mood to some extent if you look at a Gallup poll conducted.
Just in the in the middle of last mom.
Will put these figures up on the screen it.
That they said that they thought they should be stricter.
Laws covering the sale of firearms and only 13%.
Said it should be less straight 37% nation has said they should be kept exactly as they not right now.
How do you how -- you can't -- what appears on the face of it at least a bit something of a disconnect that from the -- salute to the local wolves.
-- both polls.
Very fair amount over time and depend upon when they're taken of his taking them.
In the middle of last year you would have gotten somewhat different results obviously after -- town and some of the discussion the president.
Since the presidential election has been pushing the gun control issue much more.
But I I think.
The issue -- with regard to different types of laws to.
People -- states with concealed carry and now every state after Illinois is gonna allow people to carry concealed handguns.
Are very popular loss and I think they're popular for -- reason that people realize that they can't be protected by the police all the time.
There's other laws that may have more support you know when you -- when you talk about generally more gun control laws.
You know that.
People can fill in different things that they might want to have that are not all of them are gonna agree on the same set of laws.
And also the issues are they thinking federally -- -- they thinking the state laws.
That John obviously we we -- predict news events.
And -- may happen whether there will be another new town between.
Now and the midterm elections are indeed dead the next election but.
But absent -- -- -- horrific like that do you think.
The gun control debate is dormant as an issue are running up to -- round of elections.
Well I don't really think so I mean obviously the presence couldn't keep pushing for -- us.
You know wasn't issue a year or so ago.
But you have others Mayor Bloomberg just gave 250 million dollars to the Bloomberg school of public health to.
-- hire forty new academics to go and work on gun control issues you had.
The president earlier this year.
Met with 23 large foundations that have been pushing for more government controlled health care and he said look we won that debate.
He wanted them to start putting their tens of millions of dollars to pushing for more gun control so you have that money plus you have.
For the president spending literally in tens of millions dollars more also -- on federally.
Funded gun control research and so this is something that there's going to be lots of government funded and Bloomberg and other studies coming out that are just gonna be constantly coming out over the next.
Few years pushing for more gun control -- so in my guesses.
Those are gonna get media attention each time one of those are released.
-- John do you agree with -- our -- -- here big -- riding in says gun control -- feel good rules that do almost nothing.
To stop bad guys and -- idiots from doing -- they want.
Which I guess goes to the.
The message hidden in the title of your book -- more guns less crime -- -- explain your basic theory that.
Right but I would she change the person's comments slightly -- his comments I would say that.
These laws often create problems so.
One thing whether it's the navy yard shooting her in the new town case or the movie -- shooting last year.
They all just keep on occurring in places were guns -- -- It's basically law abiding good citizens who -- those types of bands that are there.
Not the criminals and rather than making it more difficult for criminals to going commit these types of horrible crimes.
It actually makes it easier for them to do that because they don't have to worry about victims being able to go and defend themselves to look at.
Take the movie theater shooting.
It last summer.
There -- seven movie theaters within a twenty minute drive of the killer's apartment point one band victims being able to go and defend themselves that's the one that they want -- All right John Lott junior folks he's dot com contributor -- as I said of dumbing down the colts and more guns.
Less crime -- great to see -- was always Jolie get your perspective thanks having him.
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