IMI Systems Quote of the Day: New York City Needs More Guns – Enter to Win 1000 Rounds of IMI 9mm Ammo

“If New York City politicians are serious about stopping terrorist attacks, they should take a page from Israel and the vast majority of the U.S. and let citizens defend themselves. Unlike a huge increase in policing, it would come at no expense to taxpayers. And yet, it would likely be more effective. “See something, say […]

Question of the Day: How Do We Get More Than 3m People to Carry a Gun Everyday?

“We estimate that nine million US adult handgun owners carry loaded handguns monthly,” The American Journal of Public Health concludes in its report Loaded Handgun Carrying Among US Adults, 2015. “Three million do so every day, and most report protection as the main carrying reason. Proportionally fewer handgun owners carry concealed loaded handguns in states […]

Scientific American: Socialism Stops Gun Deaths

It’s not very scientific and it sure ain’t American. But John Horgan at just up and goes for it in a rant entitled A modest proposal for curbing homicides: Socialism. Well, not at first. At first, the author admits that his previous belief in a cause and effect relationship between gun control and crime control […]

A Whole Lott of European Spree Killings

More Guns, Less Crime author John Lott may not be the most compelling writer. In fact, his prose makes ibuprofen directions read like an Ian Fleming novel. It’s a testimony to the power of Lott’s logic that any mainstream media outlet publishes his toast-dry editorials. You gotta feel for the editors over at Fox; they know that entertainment is their […]

Sunday Book Review: The Bias Against Guns

The Bias Against Guns aims to tell us “Why Almost Everything You’ve Heard About Gun Control is Wrong.” Huh? Anyone who’s even glanced at More Guns, Less Crime knows that SpongeBob SquarePants is more likely to call Squidward Tentacles a bad motherfucker than John Lott is to use the word “almost” to describe a trend. “Why 76.78 […]

John R. Lott, Jr: Calderon’s False Statements On Guns

In an editorial for Investors Business Daily, “More Guns, Less Crime” author John R. Lott, Jr. responds to Mexican President Felipe Calerdon’s ridiculous and insulting comments regarding Arizona’s new illegal alien law. Some of Lott’s arguments bear consideration. {Ed: All Americans have the right to bear consideration.] For example, Lott points out that the “real” military weapons (as […]

DC Pol: “Nobody thinks we would have fewer shootings and fewer homicides if we had more relaxed gun laws”

Paging John Lott. John Lott. Will gun stat cruncher John Lott please report to The Truth About Guns to provide an exclusive quote to fact-slap non-voting D.C. rep Eleanor Holmes Norton. Apparently, Ms. Norton hasn’t heard of Mr. Lott or his death-by-numbers magnum opus More Guns, Less Crime. Otherwise, she would know that when the […]

Latest DC Gun Ruling Doesn’t Get a Whole Lott A Love

Anyone remember the book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat? Aside from the title, Neurologist Oliver Sacks’ tome was virtually unreadable, suffused as it was with enough medical terminology to pad seven seasons of ER. And only a fraction as interesting. And yet TMWMHWFAH became a best-seller. Same deal for More Guns, […]