Dr. John Lott interviewed on BBC Radio 4 regarding President Trump’s comments about at the NRA convention. Note, despite the BBC’s claim, Dr. Lott wasn’t at Trump’s talk. Lott’s interview was pre-tapped so he hadn’t heard the lead in that was given in the on-air broadcast.
(Saturday, May 5, 2018)
The entire segment with the BBC’s introduction and an interview by a UK academic who disagrees with Dr. Lott is available here. The interview wasn’t live so Dr. Lott didn’t hear the introduction to the piece.
NOTE: While the interview still came off well, most troubling were several edits that the BBC made in what Lott said in the interview. For example, they cut out his reference to France having 1/5th the population of the US. They also edited out a reference that he had to our website so that people could check the cases on mass shootings being stopped by permit holders. There is also one other brief cut they made in the middle of a response by Lott. Each cut removed just a few words and really didn’t change the length of my segment much, but it is troubling that they did that.