John Lott takes 20/20 to task for their hit piece on concealed carry.Â Taking on the notion that ordinary citizens can’t stop mass shooters:
In the real world, even having a gun and pointing it at an attacker has often convinced the attacker to stop shooting and surrender. Examples include high schools in Pearl, Mississippi and Edinboro, Pennsylvania, as well as the Appalachian Law School in Virginia. Street attacks in Memphis to Detroit ended this way, too, without any more shots fired.
Then you have the notion that gun control would fix the problem:
You would think that if gun control worked as well as ABC implies, there wouldnâ€™t be these multiple victim public shootings in those European countries with gun laws much stricter than those being publicly discussed in the United States or by ABC. Yet, multiple victim public shootings are quite common in Europe. In just the last few days, there have been a shooting at a college in Greece and in a crowded cafÃ© in Rotterdam. Of course, the worst K-12 public school shootings are in Europe.
Read the whole thing.Â It’s well worth the time.