Ninety-five percent or so of the time, simply brandishing a gun was sufficient to stop an attack.
It is appalling that rather than admit to being wrong, Lott continues to spread false information about what works when defending yourself with a gun. This
could actually endanger people’s lives by giving them false impressions about what works and what doesn’t work.
John Lott, on radio Free Republic, May 8, 2003 (At 1:08:40 of audio).