9 Aug , 2018

At Townhall.com: The Media Is Encouraging Violence Against Themselves

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that the media has to realize that giving a huge amount of attention about possible violence against themselves makes that violence more likely. Mass public shooters do their attacks to get media attention, and the media is making it clear that violence against the media seemingly guarantees a level of coverage that can’t be attained by an attack at a mall, movie theater, or even school.…

7 Aug , 2018

At Fox News: A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.

31 Jul , 2018

At Fox News: Here’s why restrictions on 3D guns would violate the First Amendment as well as the Second

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the continuing debate over 3D printers.

Gun control advocates don’t just have a problem with the Second Amendment – they also have real problems with the First Amendment. In an era when people can use 3D metal printers to make guns, does the First Amendment protect a book detailing a gun manufacturing process – but not computer file that does the same thing?

27 Jul , 2018

At Townhall: Hawaii and California’s Huge Second Amendment Victory

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall discusses the 9th Circuit Appeals Court decision this week. The piece starts this way:

Tuesday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means that people in the western U.S. will now be able to openly carry a handgun in public. The decision only applies to districts under the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, but it will likely soon affect the rest of the country.

26 Jul , 2018

At Fox News: Here’s the real reason Democrats are so scared about Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court

Dr. John Lott has a piece up at Fox News where he explains why Democrats are afraid of Judge Brett Kavanaugh being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The piece starts this way:

Democrats are getting hysterical about the prospect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh being seated on the Supreme Court. Most of their hyperventilating is nonsense.

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25 Jul , 2018

At Townhall.com: Weak Evidence For New Gun Control Laws

Dr. John Lott had a new piece at Townhall.com that evaluates some of the gun laws that are being pushed the hardest by gun control advocates.  The piece starts this way:

Since the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, gun control advocates have been crowing about all the new gun control laws that they are getting passed.

24 Jul , 2018

At The Hill: “Media frenzy stirs up violence against Minnesota congressman”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in The Hill that covers recent attacks against Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis. The attacks cover everything from crime rates against and by minorities and whether we should shame people for harmful behavior. Lott’s piece starts this way:

Democrats and the media have a playbook for undermining Republicans, and their favorite themes are racism and misogyny.

21 Jul , 2018

At Fox News: Trump Administration agreement means “This Marks the End of Gun Control”

Dr. John Lott has a major piece up at Fox News where he explains how a new Trump Administration agreement means “This Marks the End of Gun Control.” The piece starts this way:

The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech.

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16 Jul , 2018

At Townhall.com: “How Entertainment Shows have become Vehicles for Gun Control Propaganda”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on the continuing bias in entertainment television. The piece starts this way:

All of the major television networks use their primetime entertainment shows to push a pro-gun control agenda.  Liberal television executives apparently think that they have the power to change Americans’ attitudes.

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16 Jul , 2018

At The Hill: Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

Dr. John Lott’s latest piece at The Hill is available here:

Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun rights group, Everytown for Gun Safety, warned: “Judge Kavanaugh has applied an extreme and dangerous interpretation of the Second Amendment when determining whether a law is constitutional, one that does not take into account a law’s impact on public safety.”

Since the Supreme Court’s last gun control case in 2010, the court has turned away at least 15 gun-rights cases, including several challenges to prohibitions on semi-automatic assault rifles and on public carry of firearms.