8 Feb , 2019

On the Jim Polito Show on WTAG/WHYN: Discussion on the gun-control debate

Dr. John Lott has a discussion with host Jim Polito about the gun-control debate. Dr. Lott explains the dangers of gun-free zones and how many gun-control laws only really impact the law-abiding. While law-abiding citizens are often times disarmed because of these laws, criminals are then able to more easily engage in crime.…


8 Feb , 2019

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless discussing the truth behind those background check bills

Dr. John Lott speaks with Dana about the problems with background checks and the truth about the background check bills currently before Congress. More information is available here.

(Thursday, February 7, 2019: 4:30pm)


7 Feb , 2019

Gun Control debate at Truman State University

Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, will be debating Paul Helmke, former president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence about gun control at Truman State University on Friday, February 8, 2019. The debate will be at 7 PM in the Baldwin Auditorium. Find details here.…

6 Feb , 2019

House Judiciary holds hearing on Gun Violence in America: Uses CPRC research on how Universal Background Checks and other gun control stops law-abiding from getting guns for self-defense

Congressman Louie Gohmert’s questions and comments regarding gun-control

Congressman Louie Gohmert gives a statement about universal background checks and fees associated with those checks impacting low-income Americans from being able to protect themselves. Congressman Gohmert made extensive use of the CPRC’s research in his statement to the committee (see here and here).…

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6 Feb , 2019

At Townhall: Background Checks Bill Would Turn Many Well-intentioned Americans Into Criminals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com that discusses a new bill on universal background checks.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?


5 Feb , 2019

Defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over the past two months

Weston, Massachussetts, January 28, 2019 (Fox News)

A gun-wielding good Samaritan brought a harrowing road rage incident to a safe end, reportedly stopping a driver who’d been racing through Massachusetts — with a 65-year-old man clinging to the hood of his SUV.

An unidentified person ordered Mark Fitzgerald, 37, at gunpoint out of his SUV, allowing Richard Kamrowski to climb down from the car unscathed, police said.

3 Feb , 2019

Huge sale on the Kindle version of The War on Guns, just 99 cents

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“The Second Amendment has no better defender than John Lott. What makes him so invaluable is his ability to go beyond philosophical arguments and to engage opponents of gun ownership on the facts.

2 Feb , 2019

On the Dan Rivers Show on WKBN to discuss how gun control laws disarm the law-abiding victims and cause more crime.

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Rivers on WKBN in Youngstown, Ohio about how gun control laws disarm law-abiding citizens and cause more crime.

(Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 9:35 to 9:53 AM)


1 Feb , 2019

On Coast to Coast AM with George Noory for almost 2 full hours: The problems with gun-control laws and other guns related issues

Dr. John Lott spoke with host George Noory about gun ownership rates, the problems with gun-control policies such as Universal Background Checks and Red Flag Laws and how certain gun-control laws are racist etc..

(Thursday, January 31, 2019, 1:15 to 3:00 AM EST)

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Coast to Coast AM is heard weekly by 9 million people.…


1 Feb , 2019

South Dakota becomes 15th state that allows concealed carry without a permit in all or virtually all the state

South Dakota has become the 15th state that allows people to carry concealed without a permit in all or virtually all the state. There are 14 states where no permit is required and Montana where a permit isn’t required in 99.4% of the state. As of 2018, over 17% of the adults in South Dakota had a concealed handgun permit.…