24 Jun , 2018

TV bias on guns: CBS’s Ransom: Gun fails to protect family and puts children in danger

Media bias on guns takes many forms. In just 34 seconds, this segment from CBS’ Ransom tries making the case that owning a gun didn’t provide protection against attackers but still puts their children in danger (Season 2, Episode 11, June 23, 2018). The wife is also very upset with the husband that he apparently broke a promise to get rid of the gun.…

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23 Jun , 2018

Eight Defensive gun uses by People Legally Carrying Guns Over 12 Days

Atlanta, Georgia, June 16, 2018 (WSB-TV Channel 2)

Three would-be robbers are in the hospital after the couple they targeted pulled a gun and fought back. . . .

Investigators said three people followed a couple out of the grocery store along Wesley Chapel Road and into the parking lot.

“We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that was intended to happen at that time, whether it was a robbery or a carjacking, we really don’t know right now,” said Shiera Campbell with the DeKalb County Police Department.

21 Jun , 2018

At The Hill: “The media just can’t stop lying about Trump”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in The Hill about the constant lies that the media makes against President Trump.

President Trump’s half-hour, impromptu interview on Fox & Friends on last Friday sent the media’s fact checkers into overdrive this weekend. Everyone from PolitiFact to the New York Times to virtually all the Sunday morning national talk shows piled on, calling Trump a liar.

20 Jun , 2018

At the Daily Caller: The Media Image of Leaks Coming from Morally Troubled Whistleblowers is taking a Serious Beating

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller points out that the news media has been committing series felonies in making payments to FBI agents.  The piece starts this way:

Many members of the media act like leaks of government information are coming from whistleblowers who are compelled by their consciences to do the right thing.

20 Jun , 2018

On Chicago’s WIND to discuss Illinois’ experience with permitted concealed handguns

Dr. John Lott appeared with the Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on WIND to discuss Illinois’ experience with permitted concealed handguns (see our post here).…

20 Jun , 2018

Michael Bloomberg announces pouring at least $80 million in 2018 House elections to make Democrat Majority

Michael Bloomberg “has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election” to give Democrats control of the US House of Representatives. Note this doesn’t include money Bloomberg is putting in pushing gun control issues.

This reminds us of Robert Reich’s recent claims about NRA campaign spending: “The National Rifle Association is a special interest group with a stranglehold on the Republican Party.

20 Jun , 2018

On Michigan Talk Network on Financial Institutions stopping transactions involving firearm companies

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about financial institutions stopping transactions involving firearm companies.

(Tuesday, June 19, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:52 AM)

19 Jun , 2018

In News article at Fox News: Experts shoot holes in CNN’s report on school gun violence

Dr. John Lott was interviewed about recent claims about how frequent schools shootings are in the US.  From the Fox News article:

John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and contributor to FoxNews.com, who has published “More Guns, Less Crime,” has long been in the thick of the gun debate. 

18 Jun , 2018

Two Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stop What Could have been a Mass Public Shooting in Tumwater, Washington

“He is a hero,” Adams said. “He took action. I really think more people could have been shot… he saved us all.”

A wild rampage at a Walmart in Tumwater, Washington was stopped when three concealed handgun permit holders confronted and killed the attacker. The attacker had carjacked a vehicle that he drove to the Walmart.…

18 Jun , 2018

Illinois: More evidence that concealed handgun permits holders are extremely law-abiding

“You rarely hear an instance where a CCL holder is using their firearm in an unlawful manner. They’re generally law-abiding citizens, and they’ve gone to great lengths to get to where they’re at to have a CCL. And they’ve taken training to get there. And most of them, they understand what the requirements are to use force to defend themselves.”

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