4 Oct , 2017

On Canada’s Giant CFRA to discuss the Las Vegas Shooting and the push for more gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Brian Lilley on the 50,000-watt CFRA in Ottawa, Canada to talk about the Las Vegas shooting and the debate over gun control in the US, particularly the push universal background checks.

(Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 8:20 to 8:50 PM)

4 Oct , 2017

Wall Street Journal cites CPRC research

From the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

According to John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center, most mass shootings with 15 or more casualties since 1970 took place outside the U.S., including France and Norway that strictly regulate guns. . . .

This has been picked up in other places such as the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona).…

4 Oct , 2017

On the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss the Las Vegas Shooting

Dr. John Lott joined Vicki McKenna on her radio show to discuss the Las Vegas Shooting.

(Monday, October 2, 2017, from 4:17 to 4:30 PM)

4 Oct , 2017

On Fox Business to discuss Australia’s gun control laws and other proposals being raised after the Las Vegas Attack

Dr. John Lott talked to Stuart Varney about whether the proposed gun control regulations, such as those in Australia, would stop terrorist attacks.

(Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 9:47 to 9:51 AM)

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxbusiness.com”>video.foxbusiness.com</a>


4 Oct , 2017

On Coast-to-Coast AM about the Las Vegas massacre and aftermath

Dr. John Lott talked to George Noory about the Las Vegas massacre.  Coast-to-Coast AM describes the interview this way:

First hour guest, economist and gun rights advocate, John Lott offered commentary and analysis of the Las Vegas shooting. The gunman, Stephen Paddock, had apparently purchased his weapons through legal means, though at least one rifle may have been altered to function as an automatic weapon.

3 Oct , 2017

On the Laura Ingraham Show to discuss the Las Vegas Massacre

Dr. John Lott was on Laura Ingraham’s national radio show to discuss the Las Vegas massacre and some of the myths about guns.

(Monday, October 2, 2017, from 9:45 to 9:52 AM)

3 Oct , 2017

On WBCK FM in Central Michigan: Does the US have an “astronomically” higher gun violence than the rest of the world

Dr. John Lott appeared on WBCK FM in Central Michigan to discuss where the US has an “astronomically” higher gun violence than the rest of the world.  Unfortunately, the audio on this fairly poor.  From the show’s webpage:

I reached out to Dr. Lott after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and one of my listeners calling into my show yesterday and making the statement that America has “astronomically” higher gun violence than the rest of the world. 

3 Oct , 2017

CPRC in the Dallas Morning News: “It’s already too late for gun control to work”

Dr. John Lott had a piece at the Dallas Morning New on Monday (the morning news had run this op-ed about a year ago, but decided it was timely enough to run again):

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access, and people will be safer.

Indeed, in all four presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine have pushed for background checks on private transfers of guns.

2 Oct , 2017

Fox News: Gun control in Europe is almost total. It hasn’t stopped mass shooting attacks like Las Vegas

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the responses to the attack in the Las Vegas.  In addition to 35 guns, the killer in this attack had explosives at his home and a large amount of ammonia nitrate in his car.  The piece starts this way:

Within hours of the horrible attack in Las Vegas, before we knew most of the relevant facts about the tragedy, gun control advocates were calling for more gun control.  

2 Oct , 2017

Media Bias: CBS fires VP after she say she’s not sympathetic to Las Vegas victims since they were likely Republicans

Here are Hayley Geftman-Gold’s two tweets that got her in trouble:

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing.”

“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

From Fox News:

CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.