4 May , 2018

At Fox News: Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News about the media attacks on the NRA and the Trump administration regarding their supposed hypocrisy over gun-free zones.  The piece starts here:

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist.

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12 Mar , 2018

In the Washington Times: The facts about guns at school

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times that directly responds to false claims being made by Fact Checkers:

President Trump thinks arming school staff and teachers deter threats. Surprise, media fact checkers from The New York Times to FactCheck.org accuse him of “false and misleading claims” to “inaccurate facts.”

The FactCheck.org analysis has been carried on hundreds of news site.

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1 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: The New York Times publishes a politically biased and inaccurate ‘fact check’ of Trump’s gun remarks

After President Trump met with members of Congress this past Wednesday to discuss gun control, Linda Qui at the New York Times wrote a “fact check” explaining why what he said was wrong.  Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that illustrates how poorly done and inaccurate Ms.…

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23 Feb , 2018

At Fox News: “US gun control advocates exaggerate benefits of Australia’s gun restrictions”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News responding to all the false claims about how Australia’s gun control laws are a model that the US should follow.  This is from a much longer discussion in the book, The War on Guns.  The piece starts this way:

After each mass public shooting in the U.S.

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23 Feb , 2018

Responding to the New York Times’ attack on our work on crime by Illegal Aliens

The New York Times on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 had an editorial attacking Dr. John Lott’s research on crime by illegal aliens.

Perhaps the most insidious part of the Trump administration’s approach to criminal justice lies in its efforts to link crime to its broader crackdown on immigration. In a speech last month, Mr.

11 Oct , 2017

Washington Times news article discusses the different definitions of mass shootings

Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article).  The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:

. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.

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28 Sep , 2017

In the Detroit News: “Handgun permit holders boost safety”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Detroit News on how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are. This piece looks at recent claims by public health researchers that those who have guns tend to drive more dangerously.  The piece starts this way:

Concealed handgun permit holders have long been known to be extremely law-abiding.

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24 Jun , 2017

At The Hill newspaper: “The media plays dishonest numbers game with guns”

Dr. John Lott’s latest op-ed in The Hill newspaper starts this way:

A brand new PEW Research Center survey last week shows that gun ownership by households is up to 42 percent — an increase of 5 percentage points in the past four years.

dYet, few mainstream media outlets announced the increase.

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