John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Heroic citizens stopping someone from killing a large number of people don’t seem to be considered news worthy. Don’t people want to read about a brave soul risking his life by running towards the sound of gunfire while others run away?
Police are afraid if they arrest someone or confront a criminal something will go wrong — that the criminal will die or get hurt and the police officer will become the official criminal. From the Wall Street Journal:
The number of arrests has fallen here since Freddie Gray’s death put the police department under intense scrutiny, while violent crime has increased in a neighborhood rocked by riots hours after Mr.
John Lott talks to George Noory about Federal Judge striking down D.C.’s new concealed carry law.
The video here has the first four minutes of the seven minutes that John Lott was on the show.
Fox News has some detailed information here:
the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms.
May 12, 2015: A case in northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where a police officer was beaten on his head with his baton. The rookie officer was “seriously injured.” The civilian who used his gun to stop the attacker “may have saved officer’s life.”
In this case, it isn’t clear if the civilian who rescued the officer had a concealed handgun permit.…
John Lott was interviewed by Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the lack of news coverage about dramatic defensive gun use stories (from 6:45 to 6:53 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015).
The discussion focuses on John Lott’s recent piece in the New York Daily News and Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate.
On May 5th in Oklahoma City,when a young police officer was being savagely beaten by burglar with the officer’s baton, a concealed hand permit holder came to the aid of the officer and stopped the attack. The two burglars in this case have been in the Oklahoma county jail a combined total of 70 times (see end of video clip). …
New Holland, South Carolina, May 5th, 2015, Fox Carolina:
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Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department’s Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.
From KSL TV in Orem, Utah:
A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman’s SUV, Orem police said.
Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would-be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit.