23 Jun , 2019

On Chicago’s Morning Answer to discuss the Virginia Beach Shooting, silencers and gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott discusses the real vulnerability of the Virginia Beach Municipal Building being a gun-free zone for employees and how that made all employees easy targets for the shooter. Also discussed are gun-control proposals such as banning so-called “silencers” because of the false belief that they silence a gun.

(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:35am-9:46am)


23 Jun , 2019

Defensive Gun Uses Against Domestic Violence over last six months

 San Antonio, June 7, 2019 (KSAT ABC  12)

A 48-year-old man who was shot in the chest by his on-again, off-again girlfriend has died from his injuries, San Antonio police said.

Police also said they found the woman, in her late 50s, with her tooth knocked out. They said they believe the pair got into a physical altercation.


22 Jun , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another Television Character saying she doesn’t like guns

The Shield has a segment where a young girl turns in her family’s gun without the knowledge of their knowledge. Regarding the gun, she tells the police officers: “I don’t like it.” The segment also plays on parents fears because this young girl was able to get a hold of the family gun and carry it around outside their home.…


21 Jun , 2019

On Colorado’s KVOR to talk about the Biased Media coverage of the Virginia Beach attack

Dr. John Lott joined Tron Simpson to talk about the biased media coverage of the Virginia Beach attack and mass public shootings generally.

(Sunday, March 4, 2018, from 12:20 to 12:50  PM)


20 Jun , 2019

On the Pat Miller Show on Minorities and Gun Control

Dr. John Lott talked to Pat Miller on the giant 50,000-watt WOWO AM about the impact of gun control on poor blacks.

(Friday, June 14, 2019, from 5:05 to 5:20 PM)


20 Jun , 2019

Armed Citizen legally carrying a gun provides “critical” help to wounded Missouri Police Officer, possibly stopping criminal from “doing more harm.”


An armed citizen and his companions came to the aid of a female police officer who had just been shot with her own gun. She was escorting an inmate to a mental health evaluation when he made a struggle for the firearm.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Trenton, Missouri Police Officer Jasmine Diab was shot in her abdomen just after 3 p.m.…

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19 Jun , 2019

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss the Virginia Beach Shooting, the dangers of gun-free zones and more

Dr. Lott talks with host Lars Larson on both his Northwest and national radio shows about the Virginia Beach Shooting and how one female employee was so concerned about a fellow employee, she wanted to carry a concealed gun at work for her safety. However, there was an employee policy forbidding firearms in the building, so she decided to obey the policy and not carry a firearm for self- defense.…


18 Jun , 2019

At Fox News: Gun-free zones need to go. They are not only ineffective, they’re ineffective, they’re dangerous

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new piece up at Fox News on the dangers of gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the Virginia Beach City Council is moving in the exact opposite way and wanting to ban guns in city buildings. Does anyone there realize that the killer in that attack was already violating the law in carrying his gun into the Municipal Operations Building?…

18 Jun , 2019

The Danger of Gun-free zones: What are you supposed to do when you can’t have your gun with you?

Many politicians and gun control advocates say if more guns mean fewer mass public shootings, the United States should be the safest place in the world. Indeed, the US has relatively few mass public shootings compared to the rest of the world, but we would have even fewer if we could get rid of gun-free zones.…

17 Jun , 2019

On Sebastian Gorka’s America First to discuss what they keep Secret about Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott joined Sebastian Gorka on America First to talk about what the media keep secret about mass public shootings, namely that they keep on occurring in gun-free zones. 98% of mass public shootings occur in gun-free zones, where victims are completely defenseless to stop an attack.

One of the victims in the Virginia Beach shooting wanted to have a gun for protection, but obeyed the gun-free zone regulations.…