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.
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.
This letter wasn’t published, but it was sent to the Boston Globe after an op-ed by Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper claiming support for background checks on private sales of guns. The piece also makes bizarre attacks on gun owner’s “masculinity.”
…Dear Letters Editor:
Jordan Klepper’s op-ed greatly exaggerates the level of support for more gun control and ascribes small-minded motivations to opponents of more regulations (“Bringing a stat to the gun debate,” Opinion, June 11).
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)
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.
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.…
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.
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)
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)