Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller that discussed Jonah Peretti’s past of impersonating
At the moment, media outlets want nothing to do with BuzzFeed, the “news” website that published unverified, “fake” allegations against Donald Trump. The allegations are so flimsy that even Trump’s political opponents never used them.
On January 10, 2017, the New York Times had an article claiming that both the public and their selective experts favored more gun control. From their article:
The academics in our panel — many of the country’s best empirical researchers on gun policy — were far more likely than the general public to support gun control.
Dr. John Lott has another piece at National Review about the New York Times continuing to disseminate clear false claims by the New York Times (though this could just as well be written about other publications such as The Hill):
For the fourth time in less than two years, the New York Times has run an editorial repeating blatantly false numbers to convince readers that concealed-handgun permit holders are dangerous (January 12, 2017; December 1, 2016; November 26, 2015; February 11, 2015).
Constitutional Carry on the rise in many states. What does Lott hope with a Trump presidency.
(Tues. Jan 17, 2017 from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)
“Ft Lauderdale Airport killer once again extensive interaction with mental health professionals failed to identify someone as a danger to others or himself.”
(Tues. Jan 10, 2017 from 6:45 to 6: AM)
“Is Politifact really the organization that should be fact checking Facebook on gun related facts?”
Once again the New York Times is citing bogus data from the Violence Policy Center (VPC) (January 12, 2017).
The grim truth is that concealed-carry permit holders are rarely involved in stopping crime. But people with permits have been responsible for more than 900 deaths that did not involve self-defense over the last decade, according to the Violence Policy Center.
With Missouri, West Virginia, and Idaho enacting Constitutional Carry laws last year, twelve states allow people to carry without a permit in all or virtually all their states. This includes Montana that allows people to carry in about 99.4% of the state. And 2017 is shaping up as a banner year for passing more of these laws. …
Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on Anchorage’s 50,000 Watt KBYR about the Ft Lauderdale shooting as well as a new Violence Policy Center report claiming that Alaska ranks number one in the nation in terms of the rate of firearm deaths.
(Friday, January 13, 2017 from 10:25 to 11:00 AM)
These cases just don’t get national news coverage. A concealed handgun permit holder saved a police officer who was being ambushed in Arizona at I-10 in Tonopah (January 12, 2017). From the UK Daily Mail:
When he started to block lanes and put out flares, a suspect ambushed him, opening fire then physically attacking him.