24 Nov , 2013

Fusion TV debate on “Are Guns in Classrooms a Good Idea?”


Fusion TV is a joint venture of ABC and Univision, and it is aimed at young people and also Hispanics.  This segment is only about a third of our interview. When John Lott was able to respond, he pointed out that Katherine Seymour fears about what might happen weren’t justified.  The link is also available here.…

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10 Nov , 2013

Rep. Matt Gaetz, The Chair Of Florida “Stand Your Ground” Hearings, cites statistics from CPRC during debate


The Crime Prevention Research Center’s recent testimony to the US Senate has had implications for the Stand Your Ground debate in Florida. Rep. Matt Gaetz began quoting from John Lott’s testimony at about 3:31 into this video and continues until 4:31. Gaetz’s entire testimony is worth listening to and quite powerful.…

5 Nov , 2013

Newest Fox New piece: New gun rules for Neighborhood Watch volunteers in Sanford, Fla. about race, politics not saving lives

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

When lives are on the line, what saves lives — not politics – should guide policy.

Gun control advocates used to warn about blood in the streets if we didn’t tighten gun laws, but as concealed handgun permits in the U.S.

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4 Nov , 2013

Some notes on John Roman’s “Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data,” Urban Institute

A copy of Roman’s report is available here.  Apparently, the report was referenced extensively in last week’s Senate testimony on Stand Your Ground laws.

1) If you were to do this study right, you would look at the change in justifiable homicides in each state before and after the Stand Your Ground law went into effect.