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On the Joe Pags Show: About all the misinformation that is put out on guns and gun control

16 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Joe Pags on his national radio show about all the misinformation that is put out on guns and gun control.

(Monday, August 5, 2019, from 5:05 to 5:20 PM)

Joe Pag’s radio show is heard weekly by 4.5 million people.

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At the New York Daily News: Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation

16 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News about Twitter locking the CPRC Twitter account.

I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personalaccount.

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On Toronto’s Global News Radio 640: Talking about gun control in the United States and Canada

15 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott joined Adrienne Batra on Global News Radio 640 Toronto to talk about gun control in the United States and Canada.

(Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 1:20 to 1:40 PM)

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Part 2

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On Sinclair Broadcasting’s America This Week: Panel on Guns in America

15 Aug , 2019   Video

On Sinclair Broadcasting’s “America This Week,” Eric Bolling led a discussion between gun control proponents Jason Nichols and Misha Cross versus those supporting self-defense, Sebastian Gorka and John Lott. The debate covered a range of gun control issues from background checks on the private transfer of guns (so-called universal background checks) to assault weapon bans to Red Flag laws.…

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On the UK’s TalkRadio about “what is America’s problem with mass shootings”

15 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the UK’s TalkRadio about “what is America’s problem with mass shootings.” The segment that they eventually aired cut off the beginning of the talk show host’s attack on President Trump for supposedly waiting until the Monday after the Saturday shooting at the Walmart in El Paso before making a statement to the nation.…

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

14 Aug , 2019   Video

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.

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At the Daily Caller: Here’s Why A Universal Background Check Law Would Be Bad

14 Aug , 2019  

Nikki Goeser, our executive director, has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller. Her piece starts this way:

Since the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, many politicians have claimed that a federal law mandating universal background checks — which would apply to the transfer of firearms between private citizens — would help solve, or at least reduce, such shootings in the future.

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At National Review: ‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings

14 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie have another op-ed out. This one at National Review:

Everyone is sick of mass public shootings in the United States. Enough is enough. Everyone, including us, is incredibly frustrated.

But let’s do something that doesn’t make the problem worse.

With President Trump’s endorsement, Senate Republicans are moving forward with one law that they hope will help — a so-called “red-flag” law, advancing on the federal level what are known as “extreme risk protection orders.” Ohio’s governor also came out and endorsed such a law for his state after the attack.

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On One America News’ The Daily Ledger: About Background Checks on the Private Transfers of guns

13 Aug , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Graham Ledger On One America News’ The Daily Ledger about background checks on the private transfer and other gun control proposals. This video only about half of the interview.

(Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 8:02 to 8:12)

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This week the CPRC has the third most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network

13 Aug , 2019  

This week the CPRC has the third most downloaded academic paper at the Social Science Research Network. Our research on country comparisons of mass public shootings ranks third. Hopefully, the fact that this paper is getting downloaded will encourage even more academics to look at them more closely. The video is available here.…