20 Jan , 2019

New Research on Red Flag Laws: Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?

Dr. John Lott and Professor Carl Moody have new research on the Red Flag Laws/Extreme Risk Protective Orders. A copy of the new research can be obtained here.


Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary.…


19 Jan , 2019

In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Problems with Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review discusses Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control laws. The piece starts this way:

Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.

18 Jan , 2019

On the Dom Giordano Show – 1210 WPHT Philadelphia: Data shows illegal immigrants are not as law-abidding as the mainstream media wants us to believe.

Dr. John Lott talked to Dom Giordano on the giant 50,000-watt radio station about evidence showing that illegal immigrants are not as law-abiding as the mainstream media wants us to believe.

(Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 10:35 to 10:45 AM)






18 Jan , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Will Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Assault Weapon Bans make Americans’ safer?

Dr. John Lott, President Crime Prevention Research Center, discusses a new gun-control bill (SB501) in Oregon. Should this bill pass, it will ban all magazines over five rounds. Ammunition purchases will be limited to twenty rounds per month. No gun that can hold more than five rounds can be grandfathered. This will essentially ban most handguns.…


17 Jan , 2019

At Townhall: “Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the debate over whether the wall makes sense. His piece starts this way:

The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens.   Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary.

16 Jan , 2019

On The Young Turks: Discussing how Universal Background checks harm poor minorities

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. spoke with the Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur about how universal background checks disarm poor minorities. The also debated whether more guns mean less crime.

Regarding claims about how crime rates vary across nations see here and how crime rates change after guns are banned see here.…


15 Jan , 2019

On WMAL to discuss crime by illegal aliens and the coming gun control debate

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Malzberg on DC’s WMAL about CNN’s claims regarding illegal aliens and crime. Lott and Malzberg also talked about the coming debate over gun control both nationally and in states such as Virginia. He talked about the universal background and Red Flag laws.

(Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 6:05 to 6:16 PM)


14 Jan , 2019

On Fox Nation with Judge Napolitano: Explaining why more guns mean less crime

Dr. John Lott talks with Judge Napolitano about crime reduction when law-abiding citizens own and carry guns for self-defense.…

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13 Jan , 2019

UPDATED: Correcting Gun Control false claims about “America’s unique gun violence problem” and “How to Reduce Shootings”

UPDATED, originally Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  A similar New York Times opinion piece by Nicolas Kristof on “How to Reduce Shootings” and another at the BBC titled “America’s gun culture in 10 charts” have gained attention.  …

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13 Jan , 2019

The Gun Show Loophole Myth: New Bureau of Justice Statistics Survey on the Sources of Criminal Guns confirms very few Criminals get guns from gun shows

The gun show loophole has always been a misnomer because it implies that somehow the rules for buying a gun in a gun show are somehow different than buying a gun outside of a gun show. The other part of this is that the multiple surveys done of criminal criminals find that virtually no criminals obtain their guns from gun shows.…