26 Jun , 2017

On the One America News Network: Legislation would allow members of Congress to arm themselves

Dr. John Lott talked to the One America News Network about Congressmen and staff being able to carry guns for protection.

(June 22, 2017)

26 Jun , 2017

At the Wall Street Journal: Congressman, Defend Thyself: Many lawmakers have gun permits,but we can’t use them in DC

Dr. John Lott co-authored this piece with Congressmen Tom Massie (R-KY), though the Wall Street Journal thought that since this was an attack on congressmen it made more sense if Massie’s name alone was on it.  The article began this way:

When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit.

25 Jun , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the Alexandria shooting’s implications for concealed-carry reciprocity

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the Alexandria shooting’s implications for concealed-carry reciprocity.

(Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

24 Jun , 2017

At The Hill newspaper: “The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns”

Dr. John Lott’s latest op-ed in The Hill newspaper starts this way:

A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years.

dYet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase.

24 Jun , 2017

Twenty school districts in Colorado have set up gun training program for teachers and administrators

From the Denver Post:

. . . 17 teachers and administrators from five mostly rural counties . . . received  intensive training this week on how to prevent — or at least minimize — a mass shooting at their schools, many of which are in far-flung areas where it would take law enforcement up to 30 minutes to respond.

21 Jun , 2017

On Garland Robinette’s Think Tank on the giant WWL in New Orleans to discuss the Alexandria Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked on Garland Robinette’s Think Tank on the giant 50,000 watt WWL in New Orleans about the Alexandria Shooting.

(Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 1:05 to 1:40)

20 Jun , 2017

At Fox News: “Why our heated political rhetoric will only get worse, not better”

Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Some hope that the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others last Wednesday will lead to more civility in politics.  It’s clear that the attack was politically motivated — the Democratic shooter even carried a hit list of Republicans. 

19 Jun , 2017

On the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the Alexandria attack on Republican Congressmen

Dr. John Lott again talked to Jim Bohannon about the attack on the Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia.  It was the second time in just four days that Lott talked to Bohannon on over 250 stations.  They covered the material in two of his recent op-ed pieces.

New York Daily News: “The shooting of Steve Scalise is an argument for concealed-carry reciprocity”

Fox News: “Scalise shooting and knee-jerk calls for more gun control – here we go again”

(Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 10:05 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is heard by over 2.75 million people.…

19 Jun , 2017

Five defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over five days

Chicago, Sun-Times, June 14, 2017

A man with a concealed carry permit fired shots while he was being robbed Wednesday afternoon in The Loop.

The man, whose age was unknown, was approached by two males while he was waiting in traffic about 3 p.m. in the 0–100 block of East Wacker Drive, according to Chicago Police.