18 Feb , 2018

At The Hill: In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill that goes through all the miss information in last week’s 60 Minutes program on CBS.  It was one of the most biased programs on guns that we have ever seen, and that is quite an accomplishment.  The piece starts this way:

Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda.


16 Feb , 2018

At Fox News: Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News discussing how gun control advocates viciously attack their opponents and yet they are the ones who push gun control regulations that have nothing to do with stopping these attacks.  The piece starts this way:

Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground.

12 Feb , 2018

Op-ed in the New York Times: Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the New York Times on some of the problems with background checks.  The piece starts this way:

With each mass shooting, calls rise from gun control advocates for tighter rules on firearms. The go-to policy prescription involves background checks. But a measure passed by the House and being considered in the Senate to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would not only fail to fix major flaws in the system but would also probably introduce new ones.

29 Jan , 2018

In the New York Daily News with Congressman Thomas Massie on Gun-free zones for schools

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new op-ed piece in the New York Daily News on the lessons from last week’s school shooting in Kentucky.  Here is how the piece starts:

Before knowing almost anything about last Tuesday’s mass public shooting at a high school in Kentucky, gun control advocates were once again calling for more gun control.


12 Jan , 2018

In The Hill newspaper: “There’s nothing wrong with Trump’s desire for better immigrants”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on the question of what type of immigrants we want to let into the US.  The piece starts this way:

Is it racist to say that you would prefer immigrants coming to the U.S. who are well-educated, skilled, and high-income earners?

3 Dec , 2017

At The Hill: “The AP provides another example of how media pushes an anti-gun agenda”

Dr. John Lott had a piece in today’s The Hill about media bias in Associated Press.  One of the problems that one always has in showing media bias is knowing exactly what the author knew in putting the piece together.  Was the author just uninformed or were they biased?  In this case, one can see what the AP took from two different news stories and that while the original stories were fairly balanced, what went into the final AP piece took quotes from only one side of the debate.  …


14 Nov , 2017

At The Hill: “It’s time for more parishioners to lock and load when they go to church”

With all the discussions of whether people should carry their permitted concealed handguns with them to church, Dr. John Lott has this new piece in The Hill newspaper.  The article starts this way:

There are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard everyone. And even when they are in the right place at the right time, an officer’s uniform is like a neon sign saying, “Shoot me first.”

It’s also not realistic to keep terrorists and criminals from getting weapons.

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12 Nov , 2017

At Fox News: Good guys with guns saving lives

With all the discussions about people having guns at churches for self-defense, Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that details some of the cases where people have used permitted concealed handguns to stop mass public shootings:

Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 

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7 Nov , 2017

At NYDY:The federal background check system is a mess;why won’t Democrats and gun-control advocates press to fix it?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the New York Daily News.  The piece starts this way:

Within hours of the slaughter of 26 people at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Democrats were calling for expanded background checks to cover the private transfers of guns. If they had waited a few hours, they would have learned that such a law wouldn’t have stopped the attack in Texas.


6 Nov , 2017

Fox News: Texas shooting: Liberal media fixates on laws that wouldn’t have stopped attack, ignores good guy with gun

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece up at Fox News on the reaction to the Texas church shooting. The piece starts this way:

Before knowing almost anything about Sunday’s mass public shooting, gun control advocates are once again calling for more gun control. The attack at the First Baptist Church in tiny Sutherland Springs, Texas, claimed 26 lives and left people with an understandable desire to “do something.” One thing is certain: the proposals put forward by gun control advocates wouldn’t have stopped this attack.