UPDATED: At the end of this piece, we have included responses to an attack on Dr. Lott’s article.
ORIGINAL POST: Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on the current debate over whether people should lock up the guns in their homes. The op-ed starts this way:
After Friday’s attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt.
If gun control advocates were more confident with their arguments, presumably they wouldn’t have to so grossly exaggerate their numbers. On December 27th, 2016 Politifact evaluated this claim that there are 7 children a day who die from guns, and Politifact’s Chris Nichols concluded that this claim by Congresswoman Jackie Speier that “more than seven children PER DAY have died from gun violence” was “mostly true.”
Politifact relies on a quote from the Brady Campaign’s website: “Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence.” The website notes that it crunched CDC data for children and young people through age 19.…
John Lott’s latest piece in the Daily Caller starts this way:
An 11-year-old boy shoots an almost 17-year-old who had broken into his home, saving his 4-year-old sister and scaring away another burglar. The burglars repeatedly tried to break into the home, finally succeeding on their third attempt.
The mother apparently purchased the handgun because of several previous attempted break-ins of her home.
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Our newest piece by John Lott at Fox News starts this way:
When will some Democrats who describe themselves as “pro-gun” realize that they aren’t fooling anyone?
Here’s their latest deception. President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general is in trouble, because the National Rifle Association decided that it was going to “score” the vote – that is, let its members know which senators voted for someone they believe is a threat to people being able to own guns for self-defense.
John Lott’s piece at Fox News started this way:
Gun control advocates not only push new fees and taxes on guns to reduce ownership, but they also employ another tactic: scaring people into not owning guns.
Last week, on January 31, ABC News saturated its news programs with the alleged danger of gun ownership.
ABC News special report, “Young Guns: A Diane Sawyer Special”
Diane Sawyer: “Every hour a child is rushed to the emergency room because of gun shots.”
David Muir: “Looking at children and guns, the most recent statistics from 2009. And take a look tonight, they are eyeopening. The new numbers are arresting.