17 Jun , 2018

TV bias on guns: NBC’s Reverie: Main character says “I hate guns,” always emphasizing danger of guns

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I hate guns.” NBC’s Reverie has had three episodes so far. A common theme through the three shows has been that Mara Kint (played by the very beautiful and talented Sarah Shahi) was traumatized by her brother-in-law shooting her sister and niece to death.…


15 Jun , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network: Correcting the FBI’s estimate on the rate that permit holders have stopped active shooters

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to correct the FBI’s estimate on the rate that permit holders have stopped active shooters.…

14 Jun , 2018

At The Record (New Jersey): New NJ gun laws don’t make us safer

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in The Record, New Jersey’s largest daily circulation newspaper.  The piece discusses New Jersey’s six new gun control laws.

The gun control bills that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed this week won’t save lives. If anything, it will lead to more crime and death.

14 Jun , 2018

“Suspected Walmart robber tries to carjack two different cars, both drivers pull out guns”

The robber tries to carjack a vehicle, but the driver pulls a concealed handgun on him. He then tries to carjack a second driver, only to find that she is also armed. At that point, the driver gives up and hides in the restroom of a nearby store.

Jacksonville, Florida, June 12, 2018 (Miami Channel 7)

Police say a man who tried to carjack two people was thwarted after the victims both pulled out guns to protect themselves.

13 Jun , 2018

At The Hill: Democrats seek to restrict gun rights by targeting financial institutions

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on how Democrats are trying to financially strangle the firearms industry. The piece starts this way:

If liberals can’t silence self-defense advocates or pass the gun control laws that they want, they will keep you from using your credit cards to buy guns or accessories.

13 Jun , 2018

On John Cardillo’s Off the Cuff to discuss misinformation about crime

Dr. John Lott talked to John Cardillo of The Rebel.media about liberal misinformation about crime and how the majority of murders occur in two percent of the counties.…

12 Jun , 2018

Some financial companies move to cut off services to firearm companies

When gun control advocates can’t win on guns, they have tried to either silence those who support self-defense from having their views covered in the media, youtube banning videos intending to sell firearms or accessories or how to use guns or build them,  or prevent firearms companies from getting financing.  On financing, the first strategy was to use government pressure.  …

9 Jun , 2018

Ten defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns during the last two weeks of May

Memphis, Tennessee, May 15, 2018 (NBC Action News Channel 5)

A robber got shot trying to steal from a Memphis man at McDonald’s, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD said four men tried to rob a man leaving the McDonald’s near the intersection of S. Trezevant Street and Lamar Avenue.

The man was carrying his daughter in his arms when the robbers approached him, according to a witness.

8 Jun , 2018

Some more examples of false positives in the NICS background check system

Many people have contacted us about problems that they have faced with NICS background checks, but we have only very recently started keeping track of some cases. We have previously discussed cases of mistakes by the NICS system in mistakenly denying people the ability to purchase guns.

Ronnie Coleman, a Virginia resident, was denied being able to buy a gun in October 2012 because another person from his hometown in Texas had a name and birthdate that were considered “close enough” to his own and had a felony conviction.

7 Jun , 2018

Talk on Gun Control Advocate Lies

Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the lies that gun control advocates make at the American Freedom Alliance in Los Angeles on May 20, 2018.  Many of the graphs and a more discussion is available in our recent post available here and Dr. Lott’s book The War on Guns