Author – Private Gun Ownership at Risk if Democrats Gain Control
Academician and author Dr. John Lott appeared on the KGVO Talk Back program on Monday to speak about the possible future of the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the gun rights of all Americans.
Lott said that Joe Biden was tasked with controlling guns as Vice President under Barack Obama.
“During the Obama administration, Joe Biden was in charge of heading up the gun control efforts during the administration,” said Lott. “He's promised to make Beta O'Rourke, who has publicly come out and said the exact same thing that you just attributed to Kamala Harris (that she would enact a mandatory assault weapon buy-back program). He's promised to make O’Rourke as the gun controls czar in the Biden administration.”
Lott, author of ‘More Guns; Less Crime’ said criminals are the primary users of assault weapons, and that gun control laws will have no effect on crime.
Biden has promised to make Beta O'Rourke, who has publicly come out and said the exact same thing that you just attributed to Kamala Harris (that she would enact a mandatory assault weapon buy-back program). He's promised to make O’Rourke as the gun control czar in the Biden administration.
“The major source of guns for criminals are drug dealers,” he said. “Drug dealers have lots of guns because it's not like a drug dealer can go to the police and say ‘look this other gang stole our drugs, can you help us get them back?’ They have to set up their own little militaries in order to go and protect that extremely valuable property that they have. In addition, it's just as difficult to stop criminals from buying guns as it is to stop them from buying illegal drugs.”
Lott said he has been watching the campaigns of Governor Steve Bullock, first for President and now for Senator, and how his stance on gun control has changed from campaign to campaign.
“You know, I've been watching the TV ads,” he said. “I can't believe the number of TV ads that I've seen from Steve Bullock talking about his support for the Second Amendment. I just kind of assumed that he must be hoping that people will forget about his run for the presidency and all the different types of gun control laws that he came out in favor of when he was running.”
Lott is the founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center based in Missoula.