Nikki Goeser’s testimony on Gun Control and Red Flag Laws before the US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution

30 Apr , 2021   Video

Nikki Goeser is Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Research Center and a victim/survivor of a violent crime. Nikki testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution about her concerns with red flag laws and how gun-control laws can have unintended consequences that can impact good people. Nikki explains how victims of violent crime could end up flagged and unable to protect themselves, compounding their fears and what is already a very difficult situation for them.…



On the Lars Larson Show: The US Supreme Court Decision to Review New York’s May Issue Concealed Handgun Law

30 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on both his Northwest and National radio shows about the US Supreme Court decision to review New York’s may-issue concealed handgun law.

(Monday, April 26, 2021)

The Northwest show appears on 21 radio stations, including KVI in Seattle, KXL in Portland, and KXLY in Spokane, with about 350,000 listeners.…



On the Michigan Talk Network about Biden’s Gun Lies

29 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Biden’s gun lies. More information is available here and here.

(April 15, 2021, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)


Presentation to DC’s Wednesday Morning Meeting: Montana Mail-in Ballot Problems and States Passing Constitutional Carry Laws

29 Apr , 2021  

Every Wednesday morning in Washington, DC, Americans for Tax Reform has a meeting where conservatives and libertarian types meet to discuss what is happening in the country. Since the Coronavirus, this has been held via Zoom. It is an off the record meeting so the attached audio only has Dr. Lott’s comments.…


On Oliver North’s Real American Heroes to Discuss Biden’s claims about Guns

28 Apr , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Oliver North on his podcast Real American Heroes about Biden’s false claims on guns. More details on those false claims is available here and here.

(Tuesday, April 20, 2021)


On the Safe Space Podcast: Discussing False Claims by Democrats about Guns and Crime

28 Apr , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Taleeb Starkes on Safe Space podcast about some of the false claims by Democrats about guns and crime. Starkes is the author of Black Lies Matter.

(April 22, 2021, from 12:45 to 1:10 PM)


Defensive Gun Use

Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: Cases From April to May 2020

27 Apr , 2021  

Wissinoming, PA, April 5, 2020 (FOX 29 Philadelphia)

The teen allegedly tried to rob the store at gunpoint when the owner shot him once in the top of the left hand.

Police say the shop owner is legally authorized to carry a firearm

Authorities say the suspect is currently in custody.


More Lies by the Giffords Center on Gun Laws: False Claims about Baker Act and Red Flag Laws

27 Apr , 2021  

As is all too often, the Giffords Law Center mischaracterizes laws in ways that helps them advance their gun control effort. They have it wrong on the number of states that allow open carry of guns without a permit. They are wrong on the number of states that allow people to open carry without a permit.…


On the Michigan Talk Network: Discussing the Chauvin Trial and claims of systemic racism by Police

27 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about claims of systemic racism among police and some of the problems with the Chauvin trial.

(April 22, 2021, from 8:31 to 8:42 AM)


Concealed Handgun Permits

Supreme Court agrees to hear case on what it means to “bear” arms

26 Apr , 2021  

In the 2008 Heller decision, Scalia noted:

At the time of the founding, as now, to “bear” meant to “carry.” See Johnson 161; Webster; T. Sheridan, A Complete Dictionary of the English Language (1796); 2 Oxford English Dictionary 20 (2d ed. 1989) (hereinafter Oxford). . . . Justice Ginsburg wrote that “[s]urely a most familiar meaning is, as the Constitution’s Second Amendment … indicate[s]: ‘wear, bear, or carry … upon the person or in the clothing or in a pocket, for the purpose … of being armed and ready for offensive or defensive action in a case of conflict with another person.’