John Lott left this comment on my post The convenient amnesiac. Down John Lott's memory hole.
Dear Dutchman6: I don't even know your name and I surely didn't know who you were when I wrote my book "At the Brink." I have a recollection talking to a man during the event in Connecticut what was openly talking about an armed revolution (while I remember the conversation, I don't remember the man's name (that is your name "Dutchman6")). My point was that those statements were going to be seized on by the press to make everyone at the presentation look nutty. I would argue that while it is nice to gin up the base, in order to win elections you have to take into consideration what is a concern for those in the middle of the debate. Explaining why gun ownership helps safety is important. Talking about an armed revolution these days isn't going to help you win over people in the middle of the debate. By the way, I didn't "seek" you out. You walked within two feet of me. In any case, I don't know your name and I couldn't have excluded you from the book even if I remembered your on The convenient amnesiac. Down John Lott's memory hole.
Now, our recollections of where the conversation took place are sharply different. If I did walk within two feet of him, the fact is that the conversation I recall was with a guy looking like John Lott's twin brother on the side of the building from where the rally was still going on. I had been asked by the film crew to wait there because they were going to do an interview with me. So, he did in fact "seek me out." He approached me while I was sitting on the steps. There are witnesses to the conversation. There are also witnesses from the CCDL who recall Lott's bitter denunciation of me to them over the content of my speech, much along the lines of his criticism above. If he didn't know my name, or my connection to Fast and Furious, he wasn't paying attention to the introductions or to my speech. To say that even now he doesn't know what my name is, well, pretty funny. I stand by my characterization of him as a convenient amnesiac.