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John Lott Jr. to Newsmax: New Obama Orders on Guns Will Make Costs Higher

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By    |   Friday, 09 Oct 2015 08:18 PM

Any executive order President Barack Obama imposes to require more background checks for gun buyers would merely "make it more costly for people to be able to own guns," crime expert and author John Lott Jr. told Newsmax TV on Friday.

"What he's trying to do is to force more people to go through these background checks," Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told "Newsmax Prime" hosts J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan. "I have nothing in principle wrong with the background checks."

"It's just that the current system is a mess — and it basically just makes it more costly for law-abiding citizens to be able to go and get guns."

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Lott is the author of the book, "More Guns, Less Crime."

He said that any new orders from Obama would "run afoul" of many of the nation's previous gun regulations.

"The problem that you have is that it seems inconsistent with past statutes," Lott told Hayworth. "The past statutes on this have a lot of different rules that you have to take into account."

Lott also said that gun-free zones, including the Oregon community college where a gunman last week killed nine people and injured nine others, "accomplish bad things."

"They serve as a magnet for these killers. You can't read the diaries or listen to the videos or other things that these killers have left and not realize how they pick out these places to go and attack."

"They want to get media attention. They want to commit suicide, but they want to do so in a way that people will know that they've been here — and they know and they speak about it in chilling frequency."

"They know that the way to do that is to make sure that nobody's there to try to stop them."

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Any executive order President Barack Obama imposes to require more background checks for gun buyers would merely "make it more costly for people to be able to own guns," crime expert and author John Lott Jr. told Newsmax TV on Friday.
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