John Lott appeared on Dana’s national radio show twice yesterday (Thursday, January 22nd, 2014 at 2:23 to 2:30 PM and 3:05 to 3:16 PM).
The first segment discusses recent statements by media figures as well as a claim in Politico that defensive gun uses are a myth.
The second segment discusses the push for “expanded” background checks.…
CPRC’s John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:
Just two days before New Year’s, a 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his mother at a Wal-Mart in rural Idaho. The victim was Veronica Rutledge, a 29-year-old concealed handgun permit holder. The child had reached into his mother’s purse.
Here is the audio of John Lott on the Lars Larson Show on Monday, December 8th, 2014 from 6:35 to 6:44 PM EST.
Here is the audio of John Lott on the Dennis Miller Show on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 2:05 to 2:30 PM EST.
John Lott also appeared on the Sandy Rios Show on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 from 8:47 to 9:00 AM EST.…
John Lott’s newest piece starts this way:
With just one telephone call this year, Erik Wemple of the Washington Post was able to convince Media Matters to let me respond to their attacks on me in the comments section of their website — after they ignored my emails, telephone calls, numerous tweets and posts for seven years.
Kristin Tate has this article at Breitbart.com:
Media Matters has long advertised to the public a commitment to fighting misinformation on the internet, but lately the group seems to be creating misinformation of its own.
The nonprofit generally targets Republicans and is regularly cited by pundits and news outlets. More recently, the group engaged in what could best be called a smear campaign against John Lott, an economist, firearms researcher, and Founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center.
Emily Badger had a post on concealed carry laws in the July 29th Washington Post claiming that concealed handgun laws have not reduced violent crime rates. Among the claims in the piece where:
“That sort of gets lost on people,” Webster says, “because the way this issue is portrayed is that we have one group of people — legal gun owners — and the assumption is that these are law-abiding, god-fearing, church-going people.
Here are some of the headlines on Target’s statement on guns in their stores.
Christian Science Monitor: “Target goes gun-free, becoming biggest US retailer asking customers to disarm”
Financial Post: “Target Corp to customers: Your guns are not welcome in our stores, even where allowed by law”
USA Today: “Target says ‘No’ to guns inside store”
USA Today: “Target ‘respectfully requests’ shoppers don’t pack heat”
The Daily Kos: “Target Speaks: No Guns”
Huffington Post: “Target: Don’t Bring Guns Into Our Stores”
WSJ: “Target Asks Customers to Keep Guns Out of Stores“
Here is one headline that gets the idea correct.…
Here are other interesting talks at the session by Nicole Goeser and Andrew Branca
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Bloomberg’s cases involve shootings near a school and a large percentage are gang shootings after hours. While gang fights over drug turf are an important problem, they are a very different issue with different solutions than the mass public shootings where the goal is to kill as many people as possible. …
The newest piece at Fox News starts this way:
Gun control has largely been a top down effort. Michael Bloomberg’s latest announcement that he will spend another $50 million to push gun control – 2.5 times the amount spent by the NRA annually on political activities – is all too typical.