20 Jul , 2019

At Townhall.com: National Train a Teacher Day

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about teachers across the country getting training to protect their schools. The piece starts this way:

This weekend hundreds of teachers across the country will be getting training to carry concealed handguns at school. July 20th is National Train a Teacher Day with free training being offered for teachers by 239 instructors in 42 states.

13 Jul , 2019

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Gun Control in Virginia’s Special Legislative Session

Dr. John Lott and State Sen. Dick Black (R-Loudoun) have a short discussion in the Richmond Times-Dispatch about the special legislative session this past week on gun control.

The tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center fits an all too familiar pattern — yet another mass shooting in a place the victims were banned from carrying guns.

11 Jul , 2019

In the New York Daily News: Punished for tweeting the truth

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

Twitter has locked my account. I can’t post anything or read messages from other users. The reason? In March, I tweeted that the perpetrator of the New Zealand mosque shooting was “a socialist, environmentalist, who hates capitalists & free trade.” I also wrote that the killer believed his attack would “lead to more gun control” in New Zealand and the United States.


6 Jul , 2019

At the Washington Post: What the media miss when talking about guns

Dr. John Lott and Richard H. Black, who represents Loudoun County in the Virginia Senate, have an op-ed at the Washington Post on the Virginia Beach shooting and the after math this coming week with legislation during the special session in Virginia. The op-ed at the Washington Post starts this way.…

3 Jul , 2019

At Townhall.com: Democrats Keep Pushing Smart Guns

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the constant push by Democrats for so-called “smart guns.”

Perhaps former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democrats should watch fewer James Bond movies. Biden announced at the Democratic presidential debates last week, “We should have smart guns. No gun should be able to be sold unless your biometric measure could pull that trigger.

1 Jul , 2019

At Fox News: Dems and gun control — they want it whether it works or not

Dr. John Lott and Andrew Pollack have an op-ed at Fox News on the Democrats debates this past weeks and their discussions about gun control.

The two Democratic presidential debates last week in Miami were marked by calls to remember Florida’s Parkland High School shooting, which occurred only 50 miles away from where the debate took place.The Democrats agreed on two solutions to stop these attacks: impose background checks on private transfers of guns, and ban “military-style” “weapons of war.”

Even when the questions weren’t about gun control, candidates still found ways to bring up the topic.

29 Jun , 2019

Op-ed in nine newspapers across Florida: A reply to gun-control advocates

Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in nine newspapers across Florida about our recent research on school shootings and the attacks that it has received in letters by two members of Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action.

Palm Beach Daily News, June 28, 2019; Florida Times-Union, June 28, 2019; Daily Commercial, June 28, 2019; St.…

28 Jun , 2019

At Townhall.com: When Television News Anchors Become Gun Control Activists

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the gun control propoganda, there is really no other word for it, that comes from television news these days. Here is Lott’s discussion of CBS’s 60 Minutes this past Sunday night.

On the subject of gun control, television news shows these days spout nothing more than propaganda.

18 Jun , 2019

At Fox News: Gun-free zones need to go. They are not only ineffective, they’re ineffective, they’re dangerous

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new piece up at Fox News on the dangers of gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the Virginia Beach City Council is moving in the exact opposite way and wanting to ban guns in city buildings. Does anyone there realize that the killer in that attack was already violating the law in carrying his gun into the Municipal Operations Building?…

14 Jun , 2019

At the Washington Times: Why balanced reporting about guns is crucial

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times on how media bias completely distorts people’s understanding of guns and gun control. The piece starts this way:

Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League, and a devoted churchgoer at St.