14 Nov , 2018

On Washington, DC’s WMAL to discuss Maryland’s Reg Flag Law

Dr. John Lott was on WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall with Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese to discuss Maryland’s new red flag law. So far in less than a month 114 people have had their guns taken away from them, and there has been one fatality from the process when the police confronted a man at 5:17 AM.…

13 Nov , 2018

On Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the California Bar Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and John Kass on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the California Bar Shooting.

(Monday, November 12, 2018, from 8:06 to 8:20 AM)…


13 Nov , 2018

On One America News to discuss mass public shootings: How to stop, media bias. and international comparisons

Dr. John Lott appeared on the One America News Network’s The Daily Ledger to discuss what can be done to stop mass public shootings such as the attack at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7th. He also talked about the media bias in covering the attack and our new work in explaining how these attacks compare to those in the rest of the world.…


10 Nov , 2018

On the Gary Nolan Radio Show to discuss another gun-free zone mass public shooting in California

Dr. John Lott talked to Gary Nolan on his show that covers much of Missouri (KWOS and KSSZ) about the shooting in Ventura, California taking place at another gun-free zone.

(Friday, November 9, 2018, from 10:05 to 10:22 AM)

9 Nov , 2018

At the Washington Times: Is the right primarily responsible for violence?

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times on these claims that violence is primarily perpetrated by those on the political right. The piece starts this way:

The media is intent on blaming President Trump and Republicans for any violence. They accuse Republicans of stoking the violence and claim that “right-wingers” have been more violent than their counterparts on the left.…


9 Nov , 2018

How do women’s political views change when they get married, have kids, and get divorced?

This isn’t our normal discussions here, but research by John Lott and Larry Kenny found that women’s political views change a lot over time. When women get married about half the gap between men and women changes over time, when they have kids about half the remaining gap disappears, but if women get a divorce and have kids, they become much more liberal than they were to begin with.…

9 Nov , 2018

On the national Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the shooting at another gun-free zone in Ventura, California

Dr. John Lott was on the national Jim Bohannon show to discuss the aftermath of the mass public shooting at the bar in Ventura, California. The attack was at yet another gun-free zone.

(Thursday, November 11, 2018, from 10:35 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is listened to by over 2.75 million people.…

8 Nov , 2018

The Number of Mass Public Shootings by year since 1998, comparison to international number of such shootings over time

This graph shows the number of mass public shootings per year from the beginning of 1998 through today, November 8, 2018. Our data set is available here. 2018 has the second highest number of mass public shootings over those 21 years, with 2012 having the highest number. The third highest number was in 1999.…


8 Nov , 2018

Massacre at Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California was in another Gun-free zone: 12 murdered, 18 injured

At least twelve people were murdered and 18 injured at a bar in Ventura County last night. Our hearts go out to those who lost loved family members or friends in the attack. We can’t imagine what is going through the minds on parents.

California issues very few concealed handgun permits and Ventura County is below the state per capita average rate, but permitted concealed handguns are banned in bars and other places where the primary source of revenue is from serving alcohol.…


7 Nov , 2018

On the Bill Martinez National Radio Show to discuss the increased incivility in politics and aftermath of the synagogue shooting

Dr. John Lott was on the Bill Martinez National Radio Show to discuss the increased incivility in politics and the media bias after the synagogue shooting.

(Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)