Gun Ownership on Trial: John Lott’s Presentation at FreedomFest’s Mock Trial

Aug 14, 2019 | Featured

Dr. John Lott debated Michael Shermer at FreedomFest in July 19, 2019. Because of copyright restrictions this post only provides Dr. Lott side of the presentation. Dr. Lott won the audience vote by 83% to 17% and won the jury vote by 10 to 2.



  1. David Bennett

    Dr. Lott’s presentation is spot on. The police cannot protect citizens from violence. Tighter Gun Controls promote increased violent crime.

  2. Tim

    I am betting Dr. Lott is probably kicking himself though for failing to mention this following point. When Shermer in his usual smirking style put up those two pictures, one of a group of navy seals followed by same size group of “regular joes”. Followed by the comment would one (joes) have a chance against the other (seals). I would have said how many navy seals are there (~2000); how many gun owners are there (~80-100 million). So easily a thousand to one in favor of joes vs seals. So how would 5 Navy seals do against 5000 regular joes?


Talk in Brazil on July 5th

Talk in Brazil on July 5th

Dr. John Lott will speak on Friday, July 5th at the 4th edition of SHOT FAIR BRASIL. Location: SHOT FAIR BRASIL Arena Day: July 5th (Friday) Time: 7pm until 8:30pm Guests: Lott, Bene Barbosa and Fabrício Rebelo Location: Anhembi District – EXPO 5 - São Paulo/SP...