Media Bias

At Real Clear Politics: TV Shows Push Gun Control Myths — in Sync With Biden

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on media bias at Real Clear Politics.

Last week, the Biden administration promised gun control groups that it will soon roll out a massive push for limits on firearm purchases and other measures. President Biden reiterated that promise on Sunday. And the television networks aren’t waiting to lay the groundwork for this effort.

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Media Bias

More TV Bias on Guns: Another Mass Public Shooting, is the US more dangerous than Mexico? Show implies it is.

31 Jan , 2021   Video

This episode of CBS’s FBI shows a public shooting at a quinceañera (a celebration of a Latino girl’s fifteenth birthday) at a restaurant (S3 E4 Jan 24, 2021). A white supremacist did the shooting. The aggrieved father whose wife and daughter have just been murdered relates a conversation that he had with his wife about her concerns that the US is more violent than Mexico.…

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CBS’s Coyote Pushes the myth that Mexico’s criminal guns come from the US, Shows machine guns coming from US

25 Jan , 2021   Video

The notion that Mexican drug gangs are getting machine guns from the United States is absurd, but that is the claim in CBS’s new show Coyote staring Michael Chiklis. Episode 5 shows an AR-15 as a machine gun and Chiklis is asked to figure out what happened to a shipment of them that was supposed to go a drug gang.…

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Mexican Elementary School Shooting: Seven shot, one murdered by 11-year-old

18 Jan , 2020  

On January 10th, an 11-year-old last shot seven people and then committed suicide at the Cervantes de Torreón elementary school in Torreón, Mexico.

Ramos shot dead María Medina, a 50-year-old English teacher, last Friday at Miguel Cervantes School in Torreón, Coahuila. The sixth-grader then shot five students and 40-year-old gym teacher Aldo Omar Saldivar, all of whom survived.



In the Wall Street Journal: Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly

22 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Wall Street Journal about Mexico’s extremely high murder rate.

Another month, another record number of murders in Mexico. For the first nine months of 2019, Mexico had 25,890 murders—almost six times as many murders per 100,000 people as in the U.S. Does Mexico need stricter gun control?



Where does Mexico really get its guns?

2 Oct , 2019  

Ever wonder where Mexican drug cartels are getting all their weapons? After all, since 1972, the most power rifle that you can buy in the country is a .22 caliber weapon. Yet, Mexican drug cartels have grenades, grenade launchers, and fully automatic guns. We have been collecting some quotes on where Mexico gets its guns.…


Mexico’s murder rate is six times the US rate, but only about 1% of Mexicans are legally licensed to own a gun

2 Sep , 2019  

In 2018, Mexico had 35,964 murders — a rate of 29 per 100,000 people. Preliminary estimates for 2018 show a US murder rate of 4.9 per 100,000. And in the first seven months of 2019, Mexico is on track to set a new record of 20,058 murders, but this preliminary number is likely a 20% underestimate.…