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”

(Monday, June 12, 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.

18 Jun , 2017

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UPDATED: 20 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 23 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

CPRC has found that there are 20 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above. Some require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm. Here is the breakdown of those Capitols.  …

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18 Jun , 2017

On the Jim Vicevich Show in Connecticut to discuss the Arlington Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Vicevich on the giant 50,000 watt WTIC in Connecticut about the Arlington Shooting.

(Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 10:06 to  PM)

18 Jun , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss attacks on Sheriff David Clarke

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the claims that Sheriff David Clarke engaged in plagiarism in his master’s thesis.  The discussion was based on Lott’s piece in The Hill newspaper about the claims.

(Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)