From Fox News:
Authorities say a ski-mask-wearing man who broke into his former girlfriend’s house and threatened her with a gun was shot dead by their teenage son.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that early Tuesday morning, 46-year-old John Heisler broke into the St. Petersburg home where the girlfriend, the teen and the teen’s younger sister lived.
John Lott talked to Greg Garrison on Indiana’s big talk radio station WIBC about the Roanoke shooting (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 12:05 to 12:30 PM).
John Lott talked to Mark Walters on how criminals get guns and the failure of background checks (Sunday, September 6th, 2015, 8:45 to 8:54)…
John Lott’s op-ed in the Memphis Commercial Appeal starts this way:
Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer.
A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and the Washington Post show similar results.
John Lott’s latest piece in the Daily Caller starts this way:
An 11-year-old boy shoots an almost 17-year-old who had broken into his home, saving his 4-year-old sister and scaring away another burglar. The burglars repeatedly tried to break into the home, finally succeeding on their third attempt.
The mother apparently purchased the handgun because of several previous attempted break-ins of her home.
From Detroit’s WXYZ-TV Channel 7 ABC:
. . . Police say a 50-year-old resident of the neighborhood was going to the ATM at a Citizens’ Bank branch when he was approached by two young men that police describe as being around 18 years old.
Those young men were armed with a sawed off rifle and a handgun.
A 16-year-old who broke into the home on his third attempt was shot and killed by an 11-year-old inside the home. Fox News has this:
An 11-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during an attempted home invasion Thursday afternoon, St. Louis County police said.
Police said two suspects tried to break into the home north of downtown St.
ABC TV WXYZ Channel 7 in Detroit (video available here):
Angela Lanier tells 7 Action News her 24-year-old son Joe fired his gun when the teenager tried robbing him while he was sitting in his car. She says he was on the job as an exterminator when the teenager pulled a gun on him .
John Lott’s newest piece in Investor’s Business Daily:
Gun sales are at record highs, but Wal-Mart, the nation’s biggest seller of guns and ammunition, announced last week that it has stopped selling so-called “assault rifles” or “other modern sporting rifles.”
“It’s about what customers are buying and what they’re not,” Wal-Mart spokesman Kory Lundberg announced, suggesting the move wasn’t due to political considerations.
John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts off this way:
Within a few hours of the tragic shooting Wednesday that killed journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, politicians and gun control advocates were calling for more gun control. Hillary Clinton, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the White House, the Brady Campaign, and others claimed that the shooting showed the need for so-called “expanded background checks.”
Even the reporter’s grieving father, Andrew Parker, got drawn into the gun control debate.