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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

John Lott On Democrats, Guns And Poor Americans

Writing at chicagotribune.com on Monday, author and researcher John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, revealed how anti-gun Democrat lawmakers make it more difficult for low-income Americans to defend themselves and their families.

“… when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don't hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks,” Lott wrote. Indeed, a new CPRC report shows that the average fee for a concealed-handgun permit is $67, but it is much higher in the most heavily Democratic states. Each 10-percentage-point increase in a state's presidential vote for Hillary Clinton was associated with an additional $30 in the concealed-handgun permit fee.

“The cops can't be everywhere at once,” Lott concluded. “Indeed, they rarely respond to live crime scenes at all. But unfortunately for poor people living in the country's most violent neighborhoods, Democrats just don't trust them with guns.”