Job opening at the Crime Prevention Research Center

19 Apr , 2018  

The CPRC has the possibility of hiring another Ph.D. level economist.  With John Whitley’s departure to be the assistant secretary of the Army for financial management and comptroller, we have needed to hire someone new, and a generous donor is allowing us to hire a new person, who will pay particular attention to Canada’s gun control laws.…


On Pittsburgh’s big KDKA to discuss gun control laws being considered by the Pennsylvania state legislature

18 Apr , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mike Pintek on the giant 50,000-watt KDKA about gun control laws being considered by the Pennsylvania state legislature.

(Monday, April 16, 2018, from 12:05 to 12:30 PM)


TV Bias on Guns: ABC’s The Crossing with young boy saying “I don’t like guns”

17 Apr , 2018   Video

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I don’t like guns.” Here the sheriff’s young son is talking to a deputy who jokingly says that the boy could one day be sheriff. When the boy says “I don’t like guns,” the deputy reacts awkwardly.…

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Associated Press cites CPRC: What makes a justifiable self-defense?

16 Apr , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was interviewed by the Associated Press about a case that was clearly not protected by the state’s Stand Your Ground law.  No reasonable person would have felt threatened by the criminal once he was lying unconscious on the floor.  Here is part of the Associated Press article:

A former Oklahoma pharmacist is seeking a reduction of the life prison sentence he received for shooting a teenage would-be robber to death nine years ago, but legal experts say actions that many consider vigilantism leave little chance the request will be granted.


NBC’s Taken tries to convince viewers that gun-free zones are fine, that criminals will obey them

15 Apr , 2018   Video

NBC seems to have given out orders to its TV shows to include some anti-gun/pro-gun control mention in them. In this episode of Taken, the show tries to briefly and subtly convey to viewers that gun-free zones work because the criminals won’t disobey the bans. Does anyone seriously think that a group of paid, professional killers couldn’t find some way to get a gun into a hospital?  …



On KRLA 870 AM in Los Angeles to talk about the gun control debate in the wake of the March on DC

15 Apr , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Marino on his show Sunday Morning Newsmakers about the gun control debate in the wake of the March on DC.

(Sunday, April 1, 2018, from 9:06 to 9:20 AM)


Robert Reich’s false claims about Guns

14 Apr , 2018   Video

Robert Reich’s “5 Points to Counter the NRA” received over 2 million views just on one Facebook page (video is available here).  So it isn’t too surprising that a large number of Americans are being convinced that stricter gun control is the answer for reducing gun-related deaths.  The video above is from a discussion that John Lott had with Gavin McInnes about Reich’s video.…

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At Penn Live: Here’s what Pa. can do to stop the next school shooting

14 Apr , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at Penn Live (the PA Media Group, including the Harrisburg Patriot-News newspaper).  His piece starts this way:

Instead of solving the problem of violence in their halls, Pennsylvania schools are becoming a national punchline.

This week, one school district announced it will arm teachers with miniature 16-inch long baseball bats.



At Fox News on Top Rated States for the Gun Industry

14 Apr , 2018  

Fox News interviewed Dr. John Lott for a news article that they ran on the top-rated states for the gun industry.

Red Alabama is the best state for the firearms industry when it comes to factors such as jobs and gun culture, while blue Rhode Island is the worst, according to the jobs website Zippia.


On Pittsburgh’s giant KDKA Radio Station to discuss the possible harm of gun control and the media’s bias in covering shootings

13 Apr , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mike Pintek on the giant 50,000-watt KDKA in Pittsburgh about the possible harm of gun control and the media’s bias in covering shootings.

(Monday, March 26, 2018)