I found a copy of the Fresno Bee story that Lott claimed

“included the fact that while he was breaking in the eldest child, a fourteen year old girl with experience in target shooting, went to her parents’ bedroom, got out their handgun—and was unable to use it because of the trigger lock that her father had put on in obedience to a recent state law.”

Of course it doesn’t include that “fact”, which would appear to be a fabrication.