31 May , 2018

On Michigan Talk Network: Religious Views of Those Who Commit Mass Public Shootings

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about the religious views of those who commit mass public shootings.

(Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 7:45 to 7:52 AM)

30 May , 2018

Florida shooter explains that he killed people to get publicity

Could the Parkland, FL shooter have made his motivations any clearer?

  • “When you see me on the news you will all know who I am.”  
  • “From the rath of my power they will know who I am.”
  • “With the power of my AR you will all know who I am.”
  • “You will all know what my name is.”

For 20 years, Dr.

29 May , 2018

Correcting Gun Control false claims about “America’s unique gun violence problem” and “How to Reduce Shootings”

UPDATED, originally Posted April 3, 2018: An article at Vox has gained attention for illustrating America’s “unique gun violence problem” in 17 maps and charts.  A similar New York Times opinion piece by Nicolas Kristof has gained attention for illustrating “How to Reduce Shootings.”  Below, we will respond to the individual graphs on Vox’s and then on Kristof’s terms. …

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26 May , 2018

On the Michael Dukes Show: Comparing US homicide & mass shooting rates to places like Australia and the EU

Dr. John Lott appeared again on Michael Dukes’ radio show out of Anchorage and Fairbanks.  They talked about comparing US homicide & mass shooting rates to places like Australia and Europe.

(Friday, May 25, 2018, from 1:08 to 1:55 PM)

 

 

26 May , 2018

At the Daily Caller: What Is The Religion Of Mass Public Shooters?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Daily Caller on the religious views of those who commit mass public shootings.  The piece starts this way:

After the attack at the Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick denounced a loss of faith and religion in society. While the news media puts the lives of these mass public killers under a microscope, collecting any information that can be gleaned about their childhoods from their family and friends and social media history, researchers have ignored the religious views of these killers.

24 May , 2018

At The Hill Newspaper: Locking guns won’t do anything to save lives

UPDATED: At the end of this piece, we have included responses to an attack on Dr. Lott’s article.

ORIGINAL POST: Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on the current debate over whether people should lock up the guns in their homes.  The op-ed starts this way:

After Friday’s attack at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt.

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23 May , 2018

Do countries with more guns have more deaths?

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s TV show Relentless to talk about whether countries with more guns have more deaths and other gun control issues.  Our sources:

UPDATED: Comparing Death Rates from Mass Public Shootings and Mass Public Violence in the US and Europe

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

Do more guns lead to more homicides?…

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22 May , 2018

What are the religious views of mass public shooters?

From January 1998 to the present, 69 killers have committed 66 mass public shootings in the US.  Each of these attacks claimed four or more lives.  Of the attackers, four have been identified as Christians, with just three clearly being regular churchgoers.  With 70% of Americans identifying themselves as Christians and over 33% going to church at least once a week, those numbers fall far short of what one might expect.…

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22 May , 2018

On Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the Texas School Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to about the Texas School Shooting.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 8:35 to 8:45 AM)

21 May , 2018

On WMAL to discuss Santa Fe High School attack: what needs to be done and what won’t work

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on Washington DC’s WMAL about the Santa Fe High School attack in Texas.  They discussed what needs to be done and what won’t work to finally stop such attacks in the future attacks.

(Monday, May 21, 2018, from 3:35 to 3:43 PM)