From the article in the Christian Science Monitor:
Arguments for concealed carry
“I don’t argue that there are no problems with [concealed-carry permit holders], but when you look at the data it’s pretty hard to find any other group in the population that’s as law-abiding as” permitted gun carriers, says John Lott Jr., an economist and gun-rights advocate and author of “More Guns, Less Crime.”
“The type of person who’s going to go through the process of getting a concealed-carry permit is not the kind of person you have to worry about,” he says.
The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
January is National Stalking Awareness Month and this week’s announcement by Civitas Media, that it was constructing a national database of concealed handgun permit holders, couldn’t have come at a worse time.
This is quite a service Civitas will provide stalkers with.
The discussion focused on everything from Illinois’ new concealed carry law to background checks (audio of the 12 minute interview is available here)
CPRC’s John Lott was on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Friday night. The video of the show is available in two parts (here and here). CNN gave this description of the show:
A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America’s most violent cities.
Detroit’s top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.
A New op-ed piece by John Lott starts this way:
President Obama has pushed hard for gun control this year and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars on ads, but the administration’s promise to coordinate “a November lobbying effort and plan events to commemorate the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut” has gotten little traction.
John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
When lives are on the line, what saves lives — not politics – should guide policy.
Gun control advocates used to warn about blood in the streets if we didn’t tighten gun laws, but as concealed handgun permits in the U.S.
John Lott’s newest Fox News piece starts this way:
Are people safer if criminals know who is carrying concealed handguns? Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel seems to think so.
With school starting soon, he claims that if the Clarksville, Arkansas School District lets employees carry concealed handguns at school,their names must be made public.