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At Real Clear Policy: The Truth About Mass Shootings

At Real Clear Policy: The Truth About Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Real Clear Policy. . When another shooting happens at a place such as a school or a mall, politicians and the media are apt to claim that many hundreds of mass shootings occur each year. “Over the last year since Uvalde, our country...

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Visiting Ecuador’s Ministry of Government

Visiting Ecuador’s Ministry of Government

Dr. John Lott is in Ecuador, and on Monday, he met with the Minister of the Ministry of Government, Esteban Torres, for more than an hour. It was a very productive discussion about crime and gun control, with Ecuador battling drug cartels and considering legislation...

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On What’s On Your Mind: Discussing Vote Fraud

On What’s On Your Mind: Discussing Vote Fraud

Dr. John Lott appeared on What’s On Your Mind with Scott Hennen to discuss election integrity (covering North and South Dakota, western Minnesota, and eastern Montana). See also our research on in-person and proxy voting rules titled "Why Do Most Countries Require...

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Was Shooting at Chiefs’ Super Bowl Rally Gang Related?

Was Shooting at Chiefs’ Super Bowl Rally Gang Related?

Referring to the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl Rally, “This appeared to be a dispute between several people that ended in gunfire," said Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves. Two juveniles are the main suspects who were detained. The attack was not...