In the Portland Press Herald (Maine): Gun-free campuses are magnets for murderers

19 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott co-authored an op-ed with State Representative Rich Cebra in the Portland Press Herald, Maines largest newspaper.  The piece was talked about Cebra’s legislation that would end the gun-free zone policy at the state’s public universities.  The piece starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone?


In the Orange County Register: Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

18 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Orange County Register (287,474 daily circulation) on the move by Democrats in California to take away local control over whether permitted concealed handguns should be allowed in K-12 schools.

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses.

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Nine defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over nine days

17 May , 2017  

Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13, 2017, KTNV

. . .  A pit bull was shot and killed Saturday when a man walking his dogs, Tom Cope, jumped into action to protect his beloved pets.

“If I didn’t intervene, my dog would die,” Cope said.

He says he was taking his two dogs, Sergeant and Cotton, for their morning walk when the pit bull approached Sergeant, a German shepherd, in what looked like an attack mode.


On Colion Noir Live TV: Behind the Gun Sales Spike for Women and Minorities

16 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott discussed new reports show women and minorities are buying more guns with Colion Noir.on CN Live.  March 15, 2017

Colion: I just want to say something real quick before we get into our discussion and talk to our audience.  Personally, I don’t think you get enough credit for the work that you do in this industry.  


On the Steve Gruber Show: federal lawmakers mark success with rules reversals of Obama Era

16 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about how President Trump and the Congress have had success in reversing rules from Obama Era.  Also discussed how people are suggesting having Merrick Garland as the FBI director.

(Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)


In the Hill Newspaper: How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

16 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has his newest piece in The Hill newspaper on fake news in the media.  It starts this way:

Time-after-time, the New York Times and other publications have repeated the same false claim that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous.

This claim will continue to be made as debate heats up over reciprocity, which would allow concealed handgun permits to be used across states like driver’s licenses.

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On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss how geographically concentrated murders are in the US

16 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the CPRC’s new research on the geographic concentration of murders in the US.

(Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)


On the Michael Dukes Show to discuss evidence on more guns, less crime

14 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was on the Michael Dukes Show in Anchorage, Alaska about the debate that more guns mean less crime as well as gun-free zones.

(Friday, May 12, 2017, from 11:24 to 11:43 AM)


After Ohio law passed last December, University becomes first school in state to allow permitted concealed handguns on campus

13 May , 2017  

Cedarville University (3,760 students) has become the first university in Ohio to allow employees with concealed handguns permits to carry their handgun on campus.  The university is located in Dayton, Ohio.  From the Dayton Daily News:

The policy allows full-time employees to complete an application process to exercise their rights to carry, according to a news release.


On WINA’s Schilling Show to discuss the new Georgia law allowing campus carry

12 May , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was on the Rob Schilling Show in Charlotteville, Virginia to discuss the new Georgia law allowing campus carry. Obviously a hot topic at the University of Virginia.
(Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1:30 to 1:41 PM)