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The Washington Times has a story about a Lott related Internet impersonation, but it's not about Mary Rosh. The Washington Times considers the Lott parody site to be a more important story than Mary Rosh. That site contains answers like this:

Q: I want to get roughly ten hand guns for my friend's 50th birthday party, but I really don't want the police to know about this. Is there any way for me to do this without getting reported?

A: Hopefully, you haven't saved this for the last minute. By law, licensed gun dealers must report to federal law enforcement whenever someone buys two or more handguns in 5 business days. So, if you have two months before the party, you can just buy one gun every six days, and you shouldn't have any problem at all.

I would think that it is pretty obvious that they are making fun of Lott, but some people might not realize that, so it would be better if the site contained a disclaimer in small print like the HCI Parody Site.

They also appear to have purchased advertising on Google for searches for "John Lott". (Look at the sponsored links on the right.)

A Whois search on the domain returns some obviously fake information:

Registrant Name:Mary Rosh
Registrant Organization:Center for Truth
Registrant Street1:380 Main Street
Registrant City:Washington DC
Registrant State/Province:New York
Registrant Postal Code:10012
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.9179132591

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