On the Larry Elder Show: Discussing The War on Guns and an Example of Media Bias

9 Sep , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about his book The War on Guns and another example of media bias.

(Friday, September 8, 2017, from 7:20 to 7:45 PM)


Dr. Lott to Testify Before Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Next Tuesday

8 Sep , 2017  

Dr. John Lott will be testifying before the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity this coming Tuesday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire (September 12).  He will be on the first panel and will discuss some of his past research on the subject.

A copy of his PowerPoint presentation is available here.…


On the Dan Newmyer Show to discuss who gun control measures are actually disarming

6 Sep , 2017  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Dan Newmyer Radio Show on WJJF-AM to discuss how gun control laws disarm the people who need the protection the most.  The radio show covers parts of New York’s Long Island and Connecticut.

(Sunday, September 3, 2017, from 10:35 to 11:00 AM)


North Carolina Case illustrates why there are Stand Your Ground Laws

5 Sep , 2017  

Even with Stand Your Ground laws, some prosecutors aren’t always the most reasonable.  A recent case involving Stephen Maddox, an Oklahoma man who was visiting North Carolina, illustrates the point.  Maddox claimed that Kelly Wilkerson attacked him three times. The prosecutor apparently didn’t view Wilkerson as a sufficient threat, despite the fact that he had attacked Maddox two to three times, in part because Maddox, not Wilkerson, was the person with a weapon.  …


On the Steve Gruber Show to debate Trump over turning Obama’s ban on giving surplus military equipment to police

4 Sep , 2017  

Dr. John Lott debated Steve Gruber about President Trump overturning Obama’s ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police.  Our piece at Fox News on this issue is available here.

(Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)


Ten Defensive Gun Uses by People who could Legally Carry in Public Over 13 Days

4 Sep , 2017  

For our lists of other cases where permit holders have used guns to stop crime click here.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, WISN 12 News, August 18, 2017

The car owner, a 24-year-old man, fired shots at the suspects. They then drove away in the same car they came in. Their white car was found abandoned nearby at 86th Street and Lisbon Avenue.


Revised our research on police shootings

2 Sep , 2017  

We have worked hard to revise and expand our research on police shootings. We are proud of this research, and strongly recommend that people download it and read it.  The study is available here.


Using a unique new data set on police-involved homicides, we apply several discrimination tests to determine if white police officers discriminate against black suspects.



On the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss the new CPRC report on women and blacks getting more concealed handgun permits

1 Sep , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna Show on the big 50,000-watt WISN to discuss the new CPRC report on women and blacks getting more concealed handgun permits.

(Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5:35 to 5:50 PM)