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

8 Feb , 2019   Video

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)



Gun Control debate at Truman State University

7 Feb , 2019  

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.…


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

6 Feb , 2019   Video

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

6 Feb , 2019  

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?



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

5 Feb , 2019  

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.


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

3 Feb , 2019  

This sale will only last a short time! Widely praised book by academics and others! You can buy it for 99 cents right now by clicking here.

“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.


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

2 Feb , 2019  

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)



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

1 Feb , 2019  

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

1 Feb , 2019  

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.…