John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily is available here:
Which are you more likely to be killed by: a car or a gun? We all know how many people die on the roads each year, so it would be mindblowing if there were actually more gun deaths than motor vehicle deaths.
Bistro County is located just a few miles east of Austin. From today’s Austin Statesman:
. . . “Freeze!” Scott Perkins yelled as he pulled out his concealed handgun, pointing at the suspect.
“I’m alive today because of him,” the deputy, 23-year-old Dylan Dorris said Wednesday, reflecting on the events surrounding a disturbance call outside a Bastrop County gas station Jan.
This attack occurred at 9 PM in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. From WAVY.com:
Police have arrested three men in connection with a robbery that happened in the parking lot of a McDonald’s Tuesday night.
Police arrested 29-year-old Donte Tyree Salley, 23-year-old Darren Keith McCoy and 20-year-old Marcus Sean Turner in connection with the incident.
The pictures are from WHAS ABC Channel 11 in Louisville, Kentucky. The attack occurred on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016. From WVIH.com:
According to Louisville Metro Police Department spokeswoman Alicia Smiley, a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the parking garage near the intersection of 5th and Jefferson Streets when a man with a knife approached her then demanded money and her purse, around 6:15 p.m.
Washington Post, January 18, 2016
The number of concealed handgun permits has increased over the past decade, from 4.6 million in 2007 to more than 12.8 million in 2015, according to a recent report from the Crime Prevention Research Center. . . .
Santa Fe New Mexican, January 26, 2016
An increasing number of Americans, including New Mexicans, are obtaining licenses to carry handguns.
John Lott was on KXDJ in Amarillo, Texas to discuss a range of gun control issues (Thursday, January 21, 2016).
The cost of background checks
Background checks and mass public shootings, more on the cost of background checks
Drug gangs and guns
More on drug gangs and gun bans
John Lott talked to Michael Hausam about the problems with the NICS background check system (Monday, January 25th, 2016, 10:35 to 11:00 AM).
(Picture from the Chattanooga shooting in 2015)
Fox News had this article on the evaluation that the Air Force did on arming Air Force personnel. Perry Chiaramonte has this article:
A review of active shooter cases by the Air Force has confirmed what gun rights advocates have long been saying: Firearms in the hands of good guys are often the best bet for stopping massacres.
Columbia, South Carolina, January 23, 2016, From The Herald (the video is from the CCTV at the barber shop):
. . . Bookman and one of his customers drew their weapons as the robbers were taking money from customers and employees. They fired shots that left one of the suspects dead and sent another on the run just before 7 p.m.
With Michael Bloomberg spending hundreds of millions of dollars pushing gun control, the debate over campaign finance laws and gun control have become closely linked. Just this past November, Bloomberg spent 1/13th as much money on two state Senate races in Virginia as the NRA spent on all campaigns during the entire 2013-14 election cycle. …