4 Apr , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: The constant false claims that gun registration being used to solve crime

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that a gun registry is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal. This episode from Chicago PD makes that exact claim (Season 6, Episode 17, March 27, 2019).…


3 Apr , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: The Mercury News, Deseret News, East Bay Times, Many Nebraska newspapers, and Breitbart


Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), March 22, 2019

John Lott, an economist and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of the 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime,” said that the best way to ensure the safety of the American people is not necessarily to institute more regulations on guns, but rather to “get rid of gun-free zones.”

“Most mass shootings have occurred in places where people aren’t allowed to defend themselves,” Lott said.

2 Apr , 2019

Young Turks attacks Ben Shapiro for quoting the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on Mass Public Shootings

The Young Turk’s Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur spent a recent show attacking Ben Shapiro for referencing the Crime Prevention Research Center‘s research on Mass Public Shootings around the world (156,000 views as of March 21, 2019). Following an earlier attack by Snopes.com, Kasparian and Uygur argue that it is misleading to make comparisons across countries using per capita rates.…


1 Apr , 2019

On the national Lars Larson Show: Do Red Flag Laws endanger people’s safety?

Dr. John Lott speaks with Lars Larson about whether so-called Red Flag Laws actually on net endanger people’s safety.

(Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:20pm-7:30pm)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.