NBC/WSJ Survey Shows how people’s views on the benefits of guns has changed over the last 20 years

25 Mar , 2018  

NBC/WSJ (question 14 on page 12) have a new survey by the Democratic polling firm Hart Research, and it finds that Americans are much more likely to view guns as making them safer than they were 20 years ago.

The results show a very similar pattern to that found by Gallup in their survey from 2000 to the end of 2014.…


On CNN’s Michael Smerconish for The Gun Debate: Aiming for Facts

24 Mar , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott debated Vox’s German Lopez about the facts behind the gun control debate. This took place with the backdrop of the gun control debate in Washington, DC.  Some of the sources for Dr. Lott’s statements.

Comparing murder rates and gun ownership across countries

Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

Research showing more guns reduce crime

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 59 of the worst 67, occurred outside the United States

France had more casualties from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (532 to 527)

(Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9:01 to 9:12 AM and 6:01 to 6:12 PM)



Worth Watching: On Turkish TV’s WORLD: Commenting on the DC Gun Control March

24 Mar , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott joined TRT WORLD TV to discuss the “March for Our Lives.” The interview covered a broad range of topics from background checks to assault weapons bans.
(Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 4:06 to 4:12 PM)



At Fox News: “March for Our Lives: Gun control ideas sound good, but are deeply flawed and won’t save lives”

24 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the “March for Our Lives” demonstration.  The new piece starts this way.

America continues to mourn the 17 people killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last month. There is an understandable emotional desire to “do something” in response – but without evaluating what the “something” will actually accomplish.


On all the local Fox stations around the country discussing the Danger of Gun-Free Zones

23 Mar , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott was on Fox 5 DC to discuss the DC Gun Control March.  Lott and Nicole Goeser discuss the danger of gun-free zones.

Here is the post from the Fox 5 DC website:

. . . John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has spent 20 years researching this issue.


With the “March for Our Lives,” how monolithic are young people on gun control issues?

23 Mar , 2018  

If you listen to CNN or MSNBC, one would think that all young people have the same views on this topic.  It isn’t obvious that these young people know that much about guns or gun control, but they are deeply involved in the current debate.  A USA Today survey from March 14 to 20, 2018 surveyed 1,112 young people online.  …


Mark Levin read our latest Op-ed on his National Radio Show to discuss the push towards “Universal” Background Checks

23 Mar , 2018  

Mark Levin read our latest op-ed from Fox News on his national radio show.  The op-ed discussed what impact that Omnibus-spending bill would have on gun control, and it was titled “The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress.”

(Thursday, March 22, 2018, during hour 2)


At Fox News: The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

22 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News talks about the gun control parts of the Omnibus-spending bill.  Here are some comments by four congressmen on these problems.  The piece starts this way:

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.


Congressmen Thomas Massie and Scott Perry explain the problem with false positives in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System

22 Mar , 2018   Video

Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) testified before the House Rules Committee on the Fix NICS portion of the Omnibus Spending Bill. Massie and Perry provide powerful statements on the “false positives” in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) system. Here is an example of how Crime Prevention Research Center research makes a difference.  …


Youtube banning videos that promote the sale of firearms and accessories

21 Mar , 2018  

Here is YouTube’s new policy:

“YouTube doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violence or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death…” said a letter from Youtube to Spike’s Tactical that the gun manufacturer posted on Facebook. “The only depictions of such activities that we may allow need to be educational or documentary in nature and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them… Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts.”