Shooting Straight with John R. Lott

Shooting Straight with John R. Lott

This gun-control activist really didn’t like John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. She got right in Lott’s face and began screaming. The thing is, we were in a congressional building. Lott had just finished testifying to a joint congressional committee. He was standing behind a long table facing the curving bench where the congressmen sit and was putting his papers in a briefcase after he had testified. The members of Congress and their staffs had mostly just left the room, but a lot of journalists, activists and spectators, as well as a few Capitol Hill police officers, were still in the large room. Well, she wasn’t in his face, exactly, as John Lott is tall and she isn’t. She was looking up at him and wagging her right pointer finger as she berated him. Lott was trying to answer her calmly as he packed his briefcase, but she wouldn’t stop long enough to let him. When she screamed that she’d like “someone in his family to be the next victim of gun violence,” John Lott stopped cold. He glared down at her and demanded, “Are you threatening my family?” This backed her up. She literally took two steps back in the congressional hearing room. She then said, “No. No I am not.” Evidently, it was just something she desired, that’s all. A police officer then sort of moved between them and the activist gave up whatever she was trying to accomplish. She should have known […]

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