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At Townhall: The Derek Chauvin Trial Was a Travesty, Prosecutors Violated Rules That Protect Us All

22 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on how the Derek Chauvin trial was conducted.

The Derek Chauvin trial was a travesty. Prosecutors were allowed to break all the rules. Whether that was because Judge Peter Cahill is a Democrat in a heavily Democrat area and wanted to convict Chauvin or whether he didn’t want to take the heat for declaring a mistrial, prosecutors realized that they didn’t have to follow the standard rules.


On the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss Biden’s many false claims about guns

22 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his national radio show about Joe Biden’s many false claims about guns. For more information see here and here.

(Monday, April 12, 2021, from 10:05 to 11:00 PM ET)

The Jim Bohannon Show is heard weekly by 6 million people.



Biden and his administration keep claiming that recent Police actions prove Police are Racist, where is the evidence?

21 Apr , 2021  

After Derek Chauvin’s conviction on Tuesday, Joe Biden claimed:

Today, a jury in Minnesota found former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism .


On American Thought Leaders: Why Gun Control Doesn’t Reduce Crime—Breaking Down the Data

21 Apr , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Jan Jekielek on American Thought Leaders.

Recent mass shootings have once again put guns at the center of national debate, and President Joe Biden has announced new executive orders on gun control.

At the center of the discussion is a question: do gun control measures prevent crime or do they actually do the opposite?



On Chicago’s WIND to discuss the George Floyd Murder Trial

21 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott appeared on Shaun Thompson Show on Chicago’s WIND to discuss the George Floyd murder trial.

(Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 7:05 to 7:25 PM)


On America’s Voice to talk about Mail-in Ballot Problems in Missoula, Montana

20 Apr , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to John Frederick on America’s Voice about the problems found with mail-in ballots in Missoula, Montana. More information is available here and here.

(Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 4:15 to 4:27 PM)

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At Townhall: The Hysterical Reaction to the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Endangers Lives

20 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott and Dr. Timothy Craig Allen, who is both on our Board of Directors and a governor of the College of American Pathologists, have a new piece at Townhall on the inability of public health people to understand the notion of trade-offs.

Pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine will result in more deaths.


On Armed American Radio about Biden’s false claims about guns

19 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters about Joe Biden’s many false claims about guns (for further discussion see here and here).

(Sunday, March 11, 2021, from 9:35 to 10:00 PM)


Media Bias

ABC’s Boston Legal, yet another show having a defensive gun use going wrong

19 Apr , 2021   Video

The media bias showing that things always go wrong with people using guns for self defense has been going wrong for years. In this episode of Boston Legal (Season 1 Episode 9 December 12, 2004), a man expresses his anger towards his ex-wife to his therapist, talking about fantasizing that he wants to kill her.…

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Media Coverage

Rush Limbaugh Show mentions our work on policing

18 Apr , 2021  

Jason Lewis, the substitute host for the Rush Limbaugh show, mentioned our research on blacks being more likely to report violent crime to police than whites.

Jason Lewis: . . . It seems that people still want the police. In fact, my old friend Dr. John Lott as well as Heather Mac Donald — people that have actually looked into the criminal justice statistics — show that black folks are nine percentage points more likely to call the police, more likely to report violent crimes committed against them to the police than white folks.