What set of “facts” about guns does Moms Demand Action point to first?

4 Jun , 2014  

(Click on picture to make it larger, screen shot taken on June 4th, 2014 (original here).)

So how accurate is first set of “facts” about guns that Moms Demand Action points to? How about something that double or triple counts supposed deaths caused by concealed handgun permit holders? Many of these deaths clearly didn’t involve guns and many were self defense cases that should have been counted as benefits of concealed handguns, not costs.…


CPRC at Fox News: Media feeding frenzy over open carry guns in restaurants much ado about nothing

3 Jun , 2014  

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

The NRA’s strong statement reprimanding a few people for carrying long guns into restaurants was bound to get media attention. Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action and much of the media quickly jumped in and described various restaurants as “asking customers to leave their guns at home.” 

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Interview on the Tom Woods radio show

3 Jun , 2014  

John Lott’s interview on the Tom Woods radio show going through a lot of misinformation on guns is available here (May 29th).


CPRC in the New York Post: Why psychiatrists fail in stopping mass killers

2 Jun , 2014  

CPRC board academic board member Arthur Berg and CPRC president John Lott had a new piece in the New York Post on the limits of psychiatrists in stopping mass killers. Their new piece starts this way:

More money for mental health won’t stop these mass murderers.

With the Santa Barbara killings, mental health is again the central focus.