John Lott says that, when he met then-lecturer Barack Obama at the University of Chicago in the 1990s, Obama said, “I don’t believe people should be able to own guns.” When he tried to talk to Obama about gun rights, Obama “grimaced and walked away.”
“He did not come across as a moderate who wanted to bring people together,” Lott recalls.
Since that time, Lott has watched Obama act on his anti-gun beliefs, noting that Obama has consistently opposed concealed carry and the use of guns for self defense.
Lott believes Obama’s current lip service to the Second Amendment is part of an overarching Democrat strategy to get elected so they can continue destroying the Second Amendment.
John R. Lott, Jr. is an economist who has held research and/or teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. He has published more than 100 articles in academic journals. He also is the author of seven books; his newest is At the Brink: Will Obama Push Us Over the Edge? His past books have included three editions of More Guns, Less Crime and Freedomnomics.