At Townhall: In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie

30 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall in defense Congressman Thomas Massie. Massie is the chair of Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus and someone who Dr. Lott has co-authored six op-eds with. Lott’s piece starts this way:

For a while last week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the most hated man on Capitol Hill.


At National Review: Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses? Yes, especially when jails and prisons are releasing inmates early.

25 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on states closing gun stores by claiming that they are “non-essential.”

Law-abiding citizens want the right to buy a gun, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Police have stopped responding to many 911 calls, and massive numbers of inmates are being released early from prison.


Media Bias, op-ed

In the Washington Times: Media bias and the gun control debate

2 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new op-ed at the Washington Times.

Media bias has a huge impact on the gun control debate. The entire debate would be dramatically different if at least three points about mass public shootings ever got coverage: Shootings keep occurring in places where civilians are banned from having guns, almost any modern firearm can be used to inflict mass casualties and armed citizens prevent many attacks from becoming mass public shootings.