19 Jul , 2017

At the Wall Street Journal: Women & Minorities Bear Arms: They are fueling growth in concealed carry permits

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Wall Street Journal:

Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals.

17 Jul , 2017

At The Hill: Media shows its true colors on guns at women’s march

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on how the media covered this past weekend’s Women’s March.  Here is the beginning of the piece:

Gun control advocates keep claiming that guns are only used to kill people and that people should just rely on the police to protect them.


14 Jul , 2017

At The Hill: The false claims behind the Women’s March on the NRA

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Hill newspaper about false statements being made by the organizers of the Women’s March on the NRA today and the mainstream media.  The piece starts this way:

The Women’s March protest today at NRA headquarters was partially sparked by false allegations that the organization hasn’t defended Philando Castile — an African American and concealed handgun permit holder shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

13 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: “A Women’s March on the NRA – but do they represent a woman’s view on guns?”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News about the claim that there is a “women’s view” on guns.

Is there a women’s view on guns? The organizers of the massive Women’s March — which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration — are holding a protest against the National Rifle Association on Friday. 


10 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns: right-to-carry reduces crime, not the other way around

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News on a study that has been getting a fair amount of attention over the last couple of weeks.

Would you rely almost exclusively on trends in Hawaii to predict violent crime rates in Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Utah?  Would you look at Illinois to predict changes in Louisiana and South Carolina?  

28 Jun , 2017

At The Hill: Crime pays: How Michael Brown’s family cashed in

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in The Hill newspaper on the $1.5 million “secret” payment made by Ferguson to the Michael Brown family.  The piece starts this way:

First, Michael Brown robbed a store. Then he viciously assaulted a policeman, fighting for the officer’s gun.

The officer was left badly bruised and worried he might lose consciousness.

28 Jun , 2017

In America’s 1st Freedom: “Finding America’s Murder Problem”

To enlarge pictures please open in a new tab.  Update: A link to the article is now available here.

26 Jun , 2017

At the Wall Street Journal: Congressman, Defend Thyself: Many lawmakers have gun permits,but we can’t use them in DC

Dr. John Lott co-authored this piece with Congressmen Tom Massie (R-KY), though the Wall Street Journal thought that since this was an attack on congressmen it made more sense if Massie’s name alone was on it.  The article began this way:

When Republican lawmakers came under fire during a June 14 baseball practice in Virginia, they were trapped by a tall fence with one exit.

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.


20 Jun , 2017

At Fox News: “Why our heated political rhetoric will only get worse, not better”

Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at Fox News starts this way:

Some hope that the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others last Wednesday will lead to more civility in politics.  It’s clear that the attack was politically motivated — the Democratic shooter even carried a hit list of Republicans.