CPRC on NewsMax TV to discuss the new push for so-called “expanded background checks”

Aug 28, 2015 | Featured

John Lott was on NewsMax TV’s Steve Malzberg’s Show (Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 7:34 to 7:40 PM).

In the wake of Wednesday’s shooting of two journalists in Virginia, one crime expert is calling out people who claim banning firearms helps reduce violence.

“Maybe they’ve heard of Switzerland, which has a higher gun possession rate than we have here in the United States. Maybe they’ve heard of Israel. If you look across the countries in the world, the ones that have the highest gun ownership rate clearly have lower homicide rates,” said John Lott Jr., president of Crime Prevention Research Center, during an interview on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“To me, the more important factor is that every country, every place that has tried to ban guns has seen an increase in murder rate after the ban has gone into effect. You think you’d find at least one place where a ban was associated with fewer homicides. Instead, you see dramatically the reverse happen. There’s countries you see six, seven fold increases in murder rates after guns are banned.” . . .

Malzberg Show with John Lott


1 Comment

  1. Charles Starling

    I have yet to see a gun get up by itself and shoot a person. It is always attached to a person when this happens. Therefore the person is to blame for the decision to shoot another person not the gun. Blame the person.