Political Bias on Guns: Gap between movie review and audience scores is huge for Bruce Willis’ “Death Wish”

3 Mar , 2018  

The gap between what audiences think of a movie and what top movie critics think of a movie has rarely been larger than for Bruce Willis’ “Death Wish.”  In fact, it is numerically very difficult for that gap to be any larger.  While only 8% of the top critics (and 14% of all movie reviewers) at Rotten Tomatoes like the new “Death Wish,” 85% of the audiences who saw it like it.…


Debate over gun control on Turkish Television

2 Mar , 2018   Video

Turkish Television’s Newsmakers held a debate on gun control. The debate was between John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and Joel Rubin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs during the Obama administration.
February 21, 2018

Survey data from PoliceOne for police generally and the National Association of Chiefs of Police are available here and here.…



Bruce Willis’ “Death Wish” panned for “spectacularly bad timing,” so gun control advocates when is a good time to talk about how people protect themselves?

2 Mar , 2018  

Most reviewers of this movie can’t help but mention gun control in their reviews.  We have just had another mass public shooting in yet another gun-free zone, and gun-control advocates say that this isn’t the right time for us to talk about letting people defend themselves?  I would have done this movie differently, emphasizing how all the political correctness in Chicago is wasting the time of police officers filling out forms from the ACLU and keeping them from solving crimes such as the one that starts the movie off.…


At Fox News: The New York Times publishes a politically biased and inaccurate ‘fact check’ of Trump’s gun remarks

1 Mar , 2018  

After President Trump met with members of Congress this past Wednesday to discuss gun control, Linda Qui at the New York Times wrote a “fact check” explaining why what he said was wrong.  Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News that illustrates how poorly done and inaccurate Ms.…

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On WMAL’s Morning on the Mall to discuss CNN’s Town Hall on guns

1 Mar , 2018  

Dr. John Lott joined WMAL’s Morning on the Mall to discuss CNN’s Town Hall on guns.

(Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 6:05 to 6:14 AM)