Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Research Director Explains Why He Won’t Debate Gun Control

By John R Lott

Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown
Ted Alcorn, the research director for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown
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Manasquan, NJ –-(Ammoland.com)- Crime Prevention Research Center's (CPRC) John Lott was recently on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.

John was supposed to debate people’s changing views on guns, with Bloomberg’s research director, Ted Alcorn. But Every Towns “research director” refused to debate John one on one. Even refusing to appear on the video broadcast at the same time.

In his one man appearance he then explains why he won’t debate his groups push for more gun control and from what I can determine he said that Bloomberg’s people would only debate people that they agree with.

Without anyone to debate, John Lott went on to talk about the new study put out by Pew Research Center which finds that support for gun rights have increased and, for the first time, protecting gun rights is more important than controlling ownership.

As mentioned, Lott was originally supposed to be on for an hour to discuss these issues with Ted Alcorn, the “research director” for Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown. But Alcorn would not appear at the same time and insisted that he be allowed to appear after Lott. This clip is from the end of Lott’s appearance (after John left the studio) on C-SPAN.

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  • 10 thoughts on “Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Research Director Explains Why He Won’t Debate Gun Control

    1. Like a politician he said nothing of inportance and doesn’t want to see the truth because he’s IGNORANT .

    2. ….and they shall be known by the cowardice of their convictions….

      …feelings, nothing more than feelings…..

    3. Look what’s going on in Baltimore a city being run by a demonrat the city is in flames and yet the people are not allowed to protect themselves because the mayor does not want the thugs to get hurt. If one were to look at all the cities and states that are being run by the demonrats they will see that all of them are going down the drain in a hurry. The fact is the demonrats do not want people to have the ability to protect themselves so they want to take our guns away from us,well it looks like the only ones that can have a gun are the gang members and thugs.

    4. I do like that CSPAN got the dig in on Alcorn by having Dr. Lott bring up the lack of desire to debate.

    5. I never thought I’d say this, but Bloomberg is the victim of a ripoff by his own research staff. Oh well, it’s his money. Meanwhile, the ranks of 2nd Amendment advocates continue to swell while the ranks of the gun control effort continues to plunge.

      1. Bloomberg is not being ripped off by his research group. He pays them to come up with the research results that he wants.

    6. Will Bloomberg’s Everytown and T. Alcorn will debate this fact:
      Are locations where the Dems have the most political power, the same locations which are the most violent?
      Of course, and there’s a correlation right there.

    7. Would you trust research coming from someone who puts ‘tinsel’ and ‘Silly String’ in their hair and on their head? Did his ‘tin foil hat’ blow away?

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