14 Apr , 2018

At Penn Live: Here’s what Pa. can do to stop the next school shooting

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at Penn Live (the PA Media Group, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News newspaper).  His piece starts this way:

Instead of solving the problem of violence in their halls, Pennsylvania schools are becoming a national punchline.

This week, one school district announced it will arm teachers with miniature 16-inch long baseball bats.

9 Apr , 2018

At The Hill: Let’s save lives by putting more guns in the hands of teachers

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill that starts this way:

The polls indicate that Americans support more gun control right now, but are also very skeptical that more gun control will reduce violence or mass public shootings. We typically see such increased support temporarily after mass public shootings.

5 Apr , 2018

At the Daily Caller: “SORRY SESSIONS: Here’s Why The Attorney General’s New Policy On Enforcing Background Checks Will Fail”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller that starts this way:

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised last month to “swiftly and aggressively prosecute” prohibited people who try to buy guns. He even has a slogan for his approach, calling them “Lie-and-Try” prosecutions.

Prohibited people who try to buy a gun are committing a crime, and should be prosecuted.

27 Mar , 2018

In the Washington Times: NAACP “Leaving the most vulnerable defenseless”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece with David Clarke at the Washington Times.  The piece starts this way.

Democrats don’t seem to trust poor blacks with guns. It is something that we have seen since at least the end of the Civil War. Yet, it is poor blacks, who are the most likely victims of violent crime who would benefit the most from being able to defend themselves.

24 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: “March for Our Lives: Gun control ideas sound good, but are deeply flawed and won’t save lives”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the “March for Our Lives” demonstration.  The new piece starts this way.

America continues to mourn the 17 people killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. There is an understandable emotional desire to “do something” in response – but without evaluating what the “something” will actually accomplish.

22 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News talks about the gun control parts of the Omnibus-spending bill.  Here are some comments by four congressmen on these problems.  The piece starts this way:

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.

16 Mar , 2018

At The Hill: “The media is out of control in its push for gun control”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Hill newspaper on the bias of fact checkers and the impact that they have on the gun control debate.

Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem.

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15 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: “Gun walkouts in schools don’t let students think for themselves”

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece is available here.  This piece is different than most that he writes.  It is about what one of his children experienced at the “Walk Out” for gun control on Wednesday.  The piece starts this way.

Gun control is a contentious issue. It is one thing for a teacher to talk to his or her class about the issue, hopefully presenting both sides of the debate.

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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8 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: “Here’s why raising the gun possession age could cost some crime victims their lives”

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

The Florida House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill banning gun sales to anyone under 21, sending the measure to Gov. Rick Scott, who has not said whether he will sign it into law. More significantly, there is serious consideration in Congress of a similar national ban.