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On the Michael Dukes show in Alaska to discuss the federal push for background checks on private transfers and Red Flag laws

4 Sep , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on  show in Alaska to discuss the federal push for background checks on private transfers and Red Flag laws.

(Friday, August 30, 2019, from 10:20 to 11:00 AM)

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On Sinclair Broadcasting: Gun violence researcher: Mass shooters would ‘think twice’ if victims were armed

3 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott was interviewed on the Sinclair Broadcast network about what can be done to stop mass public shootings.

NBC Montana (Missoula), Sunday, August 4th, 2019; WPDE, ABC 15 News (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina), August 4th, 2019; KEYE CBS Austin (Texas), August 4th, 2019; KATU Channel 2 (Western Oregon), August 4th, 2019; KLEW CBS (Lewiston, Idaho), August 4th, 2019; KTUL ABC Channel 8 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), August 4, 2019; and at least 36 other television stations.…

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced the new Portuguese translation of John Lott’s book, The War on Guns

3 Sep , 2019  

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Instagram announced the new Portuguese translation of Dr. John Lott’s book, The War on Guns. We don’t have a link to the Portuguese translation.

The quote from the book goes as follows: “Possessing a weapon is undoubtedly the most effective means for protecting oneself against criminals.…

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New Research: Do Researchers from Different Fields have a Consensus on Gun Control Laws and do Registered Voters Agree with any of them?

2 Sep , 2019  

Dr. John Lott joined with Professors Arthur Z Berg, MD and Gary A. Mauser in surveying criminologists, economists, and public health researchers on gun control. A copy of the new research is available here.

Abstract

Hundreds of millions of dollars go to firearms research on crime, suicides, and accidental deaths, but the vast majority of the money, particularly government money, is being spent on public health research.

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Mexico’s murder rate is six times the US rate, but only about 1% of Mexicans are legally licensed to own a gun

2 Sep , 2019  

In 2018, Mexico had 35,964 murders — a rate of 29 per 100,000 people. Preliminary estimates for 2018 show a US murder rate of 4.9 per 100,000. And in the first seven months of 2019, Mexico is on track to set a new record of 20,058 murders, but this preliminary number is likely a 20% underestimate.…

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On one of Mexico’s major national news channels to discuss guns and crime, Azteca Noticias

1 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott’s talk in Mexico last fall was again given national news coverage in Mexico. Here is the translation provided by Twitter (you can see the original post here (it probably wouldn’t hurt to encourage more of this coverage by retweeting their link)):

Not only large criminal corporations have enormous capacity for fire and resources, but also ordinary criminals.