July 16, 2019

Pro-gun author John Lott banned from Twitter for New Zealand shooter comment

David MenziesMission Specialist

John Lott Junior, an American economist, political commentator, author, and gun rights advocate is the latest right-of-centre personality banned from Twitter for telling the truth.

The tweet that prompted the ban included a link to Lott's Crime Prevention Research Center website and noted that the New Zealand mosque shooter's manifesto explicitly stated that his goal was to encourage gun control.

When Lott received the block on his account, he was not told exactly why he was banned for the tweet. 

Lott appealed the decision, asking for more information. He received another statement from Twitter noting it stood by its original decision, even though the original decision was never given.

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commented 2019-07-17 19:43:25 -0400
If Mr Lott was in NZ and talked about anything in the Manifesto he would get a home visit from NZ police without a doubt. Being banned from twitter would be the least of his problems. Far left movements are on the rise in NZ such as this group https://iso.org.nz/2019/05/19/racism-in-new-zealand/ which are heavily involved in teacher’s unions, universities and environmental activism. They call for violence against " Nazis" and openly call people like Jordan Peterson far right and label free speech groups as right wing groups that must be silenced as the ISO spreads their message of fear and intimidation among the young and vulerable in a peaceful and laid back country.
commented 2019-07-17 16:20:33 -0400
Rebelation, that is a good summary which I guess answers my oft asked question: why do leftists want to believe and promulgate lies?
commented 2019-07-17 00:22:19 -0400
Democracy is truth-dependent. Communism is lie-dependent.
commented 2019-07-16 22:06:07 -0400
Hawkeye was right. This is freedom of suppress.
commented 2019-07-16 21:42:42 -0400
FACEBOOK, TWITTER and LINKEDIN are all false front data scrapes for those who want to spy on you…..in order to play GOTTCHA!!!
commented 2019-07-16 21:06:57 -0400
Used to use FB but i read the writing on the wall so i quit using it and requested my data be deleted. Never been a member of Twitter, no loss.

They make money for every person who joins and they will make much less when people get fed up and leave. One fact the trolls forget is that they never would have gotten so big if they censored from day one.
commented 2019-07-16 21:04:40 -0400
Keith Barnes very true mostly just Banal wastes of time that have little value to their users.
commented 2019-07-16 21:03:50 -0400
Actually that estimate of 30,000 should read 300,000….there are an estimated 1.5 million firearms in civilian possession in New Zealand and there has never been a gun registry, so what proportion would meet the criteria of the ban is unknown.
commented 2019-07-16 20:54:37 -0400
As of July 8th only 700 of an estimated 30,000 banned weapons have been voluntarily turned over in New Zealand…..

MOLON LABE suckers
commented 2019-07-16 18:17:51 -0400
Why bother with social media, the likes of Twitter and FB are just fads for those who use them. If everybody ignored them for a few months they would come begging, offering freedom of speech.

Start a FB and Twitter strike…See what happens.
commented 2019-07-16 18:11:11 -0400
The left’s agenda is tied to lies. Nothing but lies. They have to keep as many people in the dark as possible so that they can use that shooting and others as an excuse to take guns away from responsible citizens as well as other rights in order to gain more and more control over society.

What John Lott said is the truth. The NZ shooter was a leftwingnut socialist. The powers that be don’t want people believing that as it doesn’t fit the narrative, so they do what ever is necessary to shut people up. How long do they think they can get away with it? It looks like a lot of work rounding up wrong thoughts all over the internet. Trying to stop wrong speech is rather like attempting to herd cats. It won’t work, even when they step up the ‘punishments’. It has never worked. The truth will prevail.
commented 2019-07-16 15:23:01 -0400
THIS is where our society is heading….
Henry, we are already there.
commented 2019-07-16 14:00:09 -0400
I think we’re getting to the point where being banned by Twitter is not shameful but rather a badge of honour for anyone that values truth and honesty. John Lott Jr. and Lindsay Shepherd, both of whom were recently banned from Twitter, should both be congratulated on speaking the truth and praised for doing so.

The people that run these platforms are ridiculous. They’ve essentially discarded truth and logic as means of assessing the quality of content: they consider only if someone – inevitably someone “progressive” – has their feelings hurt by it and don’t consider facts at all.

This is epitomized in a story I saw yesterday at PJ Media where a young woman who was a writer rejected her editor’s attempts to get her to spell certain words correctly. The young woman was indignant and, even shown the correct spelling in the dictionary, insisted that the way she spelled it was the right way. When the editor, another woman, refused to accept that, the young woman called her mother and demanded that her mother tell off her editor, which the mother promptly did! They BOTH rejected the idea that there was any right way to spell a word that could be objectively determined! Here’s a link to the story:

THIS is where our society is heading….