29 Mar , 2017

Zero tolerance craziness on guns: 5-Year-Old Girl Suspended From Kindergarten for Playing With ‘Stick Gun’

Caitlin Miller returned to school Tuesday after her one-day suspension.

It started Friday when her mother got a call from the principal about a playground incident.

27 Mar , 2017

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Travel ban makes sense in some cases

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

Last week, government officials banned most carry-on electronic devices from U.S.-bound flights originating in more than a dozen Middle Eastern and African countries. The reason was due to an increase in terror threats.

No judges are stopping the ban on electronic devices.

26 Mar , 2017

North Dakota 14th Constitutional Carry State — 40% of US area now allows carrying without a permit

On Friday, North Dakota’s Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation making their state the 14th that allows carrying without a concealed handgun permit.  The bill had passed the legislature with overwhelming majorities (34 to 13 in the state Senate and 83 to 9 in the state House).  North Dakota thus joined New Hampshire in passing Constitutional Carry this year, though it seems unlikely that any more states will pass these laws during the current sessions.…

26 Mar , 2017

Recent Talks in Sonoma, California and Corpus Christi, Texas

Dr. John Lott has been giving multiple talks in March.  One was on March 16th in Sonoma County, California to the Third Thursday group and another on March 24th in Corpus Christi, Texas at the Texas Lyceum.  In both places, Dr. Lott talked about his latest book, “The War on Guns.”  In Corpus Christi, Lott also debated Devin Hughes on background checks on private transfers.…

24 Mar , 2017

Interview with America’s 1st Freedom: “Gun-Free Zones Are Targets”

Here is an interview that Dr. John Lott did with America’s 1st Freedom:

Discussion of so-called gun-free zones doesn’t make it onto the news much these days, so the truth can be hard to find. The reason why is simple: After high-profile shootings, the “mainstream” media tend to ignore the facts and follow their gun-ban agenda into emotional discussions of gun bans, magazine bans and background checks.

23 Mar , 2017

In the New York Daily News: NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News on why NPR and PBS should not get public subsidies.  It talks a little about NPR’s biases in covering the gun issue.  The piece starts this way:

Whatever original purpose public broadcasting had back in 1969, President Trump is right: The reason for its existence is long gone.


23 Mar , 2017

Arkansas mandates that Public Universities. some bars, and government buildings allow permitted concealed handguns

Arkansas has become at least the 11th state that mandates that permitted guns can be carried on campus (Michigan requires that they be carried openly) and the 19th state that to allow them in state Capitols.

For campus carry, the National Conference of State Legislatures previously said eight states allowed this, but Michigan (it clearly allows people with a permit to carry guns on college campuses as long as they carry openly) and Tennessee that allows carrying by professors and staff.  …


22 Mar , 2017

On Steve Gruber’s Michigan Talk Network to talk about bill protecting the interstate transportation of firearms

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about a bill by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) that will prevent anyone with a gun, ammunition, or magazines from falling outside of the law simply by passing through a state.  A copy of the legislation is available here.  …

20 Mar , 2017

Even after being caught, CDC still hasn’t corrected accidental gun death data in database, causes errors by others

In January 2016, Dr. John Lott contacted the CDC to alert them to a mistake in their numbers for 2014 on accidental gun deaths.  The total was clearly a 100 larger than it actually was (the error arose because of mistakes in Tennessee’s data, and the mistake was so large it noticeably impacted the national number accidental deaths that year, raising the reported number from 486 to 586).  …