8 Aug , 2018

Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s Quantico: Obligatory “I hate guns”

A lot of TV characters these days are saying how much they hate guns. It is hard to think of any other item that they so regularly deride.

We previously pointed to ABC’s The Crossing, when the Sheriff’s son says, “I don’t like guns.” The main character on NBC’s Reverie said simply, “I hate guns.” The phrase was again used here in ABC’s Quantico (Season 1, episode 4).…


7 Aug , 2018

At Fox News: A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.

6 Aug , 2018

“Does race play a role in ‘stand your ground’ defenses?”

St. Petersburg, FL’s Channel 9 interviews Dr. John Roman, Dr. John Lott, and Justin Murphy. As usual, the media identifies Lott as pro-gun and doesn’t have similar anti-self-defense labels for the other two people.

The surveillance video from the store shows that on July 19th Markeis McGlockton, 28 violently pushed 48-year-old Michael Drejka to the ground about 4 seconds before Drejka shoots McGlockton.…

5 Aug , 2018

Concealed handgun permit holder stops gunman who was firing his gun at Titusville, Florida back to school event

Update: From Fox 32 WOFL in Orlando, Florida.

Titusville Police still have not released the name of the man who stopped the shooter at a park on Saturday, but they are calling him a hero.

The gunshots still echo across social media, after the emcee at Titusville’s Peace in the City event posted a Facebook live video of the shooting.


5 Aug , 2018

Dean Weingarten: “CDC Finally Corrects Major Gun Data Error Uncovered by John Lott”

From an article by Dean Weingarten at The Truth About Guns:

In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) made an error in the number of fatal firearms accidents they reported that occurred in 2014. It was so large that it was obvious.

The number of fatal firearm accidents had been falling significantly, but in 2014, they suddenly and inexplicably jumped by over 25%.

5 Aug , 2018

New York State Department of Financial Services attempts to put gun organizations out of business

As we noted in June, Democrats are seeking to restrict gun rights by targeting financial institutions. One of the more vicious attacks has been by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) to force the NRA out of business. Here is the NRA complaint.

[The DFS] made it clear to banks and insurers that it is bad business in New York to do business with the NRA.

4 Aug , 2018

On the Larry Elder Show: Challenging gun control advocates to a bet about predictions that 3D printers will greatly increase gun crime

Dr. John Lott was on the Larry Elder Show to discuss the media’s biases on 3D printers. Specifically, Lott challenges gun control advocates to a bet regarding their claims that 3D printers will increase gun crime. More on Lott’s challenge for the bet see here. Lott’s Fox News piece on this topic is available here.…

3 Aug , 2018

On Relentless: Will 3D printers result in more crime? What are the First Amendment implications?

Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch on her program Relentless about media claims regarding 3D printed guns. What impact will 3D printers have on crime rates? What are the First Amendment implications? Dr. Lott’s piece on these questions on Fox News is available here.
(August 1, 2018)…

2 Aug , 2018

On Milwaukee’s Giant 50,000-watt WISN to discuss 3D printed guns

Dr. John Lott joined Vicki McKenna on the 50,000-watt WISN to discuss his piece at Fox News on 3D printed guns.

(Wednesday, August 1, 2018, from 4:35 to 4:51 PM)

1 Aug , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network: Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, his views on honoring precedent and gun control

Dr. John Lott was on the Michigan Talk Network, talking on the 40+ radio stations, to discuss Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

(Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)