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Kagan A Threat To 2nd Amendment

Criminologist, web economist and author John Lott tells Newsmax that he has serious concerns about Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s position on gun ownership under the Second Amendment.

He also says gun control actually increases the crime rate because widespread gun ownership discourages criminals from committing crimes.

Lott has a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and is currently a senior research scientist at the University of Maryland. His latest work is a new edition of his book “More Guns, stuff Less Crime.”

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, more about Lott was asked for his views on Kagan, whose confirmation hearings are set to begin on Monday.

“Both [Supreme Court Justice Sonia] Sotomayor and Kagan are pretty much cut from the same cloth,” he says.

“Last year when Sotomayor was testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for her confirmation, she claimed that there was no constitutional right to self-defense.

“Kagan has made numerous statements on the gun issue. While she was clerking for Justice Thurgood Marshall, she wrote a memo saying she was unsympathetic to the notion that there was an individual right in the Second Amendment.

“And she from 1995 to 1999, she spearheaded President Bill Clinton’s push on gun control. People remember the pushes on gun control at that time. Elena Kagan was the person who was directly responsible for a lot of that.”

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