19 Nov , 2017

On CRTV with Gavin McInnes: What Gun laws will make us safer?

Dr. John Lott talked to Gavin McInnes about whether gun laws will make us safer.  During their discussion, they talked about everything from background checks to assault weapon bans to gun-free zones and about mass public shootings around the world.  From the CRTV website:

No jokes today as we go in-depth with John Lott about common gun myths liberals keeping bringing up and how easy they are to refute.

18 Nov , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss how the FBI’s data gathering has become politicized

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio to discuss another type of politicization of the FBI that occurred during the Obama administration.

(Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 7:20 to 7:30 PM)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.

17 Nov , 2017

CPRC in the News: HuffPost, National Post (Canada), The Guardian (UK), Global News (Canada), and more

Huffington Post, November 15, 2017

. . . I have been following a similar debate about guns which broke out more than 20 years ago, a.k.a. John Lott versus Everyone Else, and not only does the debate about the role of ‘armed citizens’ seem to be heating up again, given what just happened in Vegas and Sutherland Springs, but it seems to have gone beyond the media venues where the argument usually appears.

17 Nov , 2017

On the Joyce Kaufman show to discuss failures in the NICS background check system

Dr. John Lott talked to Joyce Kaufman on the giant 50,000 watt WFTL-AM radio station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  They discussed failures in the NICS background check system.

(Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 1:35 —1:50 PM)

16 Nov , 2017

Obama administration people still pushing out junk science on gun issues

A new very short report from a few people at the Harvard Business School claims that waiting periods reduce homicides, though they find that there is no consistent effect on suicides.  The report is titled “Handgun waiting periods reduce gun deaths,” and it was released by the National Academy of Sciences.  …

16 Nov , 2017

On Seattle’s KVI radio station to discuss Seattle Times editorial calling for stricter gun control laws

Dr. John Lott joined John Carlson Show to discuss a Seattle Times editorial titled “Tougher laws are our only hope to stem gun-violence epidemic.”  Lott discussed what is the best way to look at data to investigate the impact of gun control on crime rates, as well as several different types of gun control laws.…

15 Nov , 2017

On TBN’s Huckabee to discuss the aftermath of the Texas Church Shooting

Dr. John Lott and Emily Miller joined Governor Mike Huckabee to discuss the recent massacre at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX.  People agree that something must be done. But what would help? What is needed to make things better?

(Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 8:05 to 8:11 PM)

15 Nov , 2017

On Maryland’s Giant WCBM to discuss “The War on Guns” and the gun control debate

Dr. John Lott was on Sean and Frank’s show on the giant 50,000-watt WCBM to discuss everything from Lott’s “The War on Guns” to the general gun control debate.  They covered background checks (from false positives and the cost of performing them) and the media coverage of the gun control debate.…

14 Nov , 2017

On the Dan Caplis’ Show to discuss how gun control laws can backfire and decrease safety

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Caplis on his show in Denver to discuss what can be done to stop mass public shootings.  They also talked about how gun control laws can backfire and decrease safety.

(Monday, November 6, 2017, from 5:06 to 5:30 PM)

14 Nov , 2017

At The Hill: “It’s time for more parishioners to lock and load when they go to church”

With all the discussions of whether people should carry their permitted concealed handguns with them to church, Dr. John Lott has this new piece in The Hill newspaper.  The article starts this way:

There are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard everyone. And even when they are in the right place at the right time, an officer’s uniform is like a neon sign saying, “Shoot me first.”

It’s also not realistic to keep terrorists and criminals from getting weapons.

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