Post by: johnrlott


At Townhall: Democrat hypocrisy: Private Security for Themselves, Defund Police and Banning Carrying Concealed Handguns for Others

2 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about how Democrat politicians play by different rules when it comes to their safety.

Do you want to understand what defunding the police really means? Just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.


Record 2.1 Million NICS Background Conducted in June 2020

2 Jul , 2020  

A record number of NICS background checks for purchasing guns was conducted in June. No previous June has come close, and there are only three previous months with more background checks (March, 2020; December, 2015; and December, 2012). Between 2015 and 2019, the total number of NICS checks for gun purchases ranged from 825,418 to 1,076,829, so the 2.1 million this past June almost exactly doubles the previous June high.…

Fact Check

At Real Clear Politics: Media Ignores Facts to Claim a Trump Gotcha

1 Jul , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has another piece at Real Clear Politics on media bias regarding crime rates and Trump.

The media keeps going out of its way to fact check President Trump’s claims as false. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump is one of many journalists who can’t be bothered with considering the most obvious interpretations of what Trump says.


Fact Check

Was Trump correct that the Democrats controlled the most Dangerous Cities?

30 Jun , 2020  

“You hear about certain places like Chicago and you hear about what’s going on in Detroit and other — other cities, all Democrat run. Every one of them is Democrat run. Twenty out of twenty. The 20 worst, the 20 most dangerous are Democrat run.”

Donald Trump, “Remarks by President Trump and President Duda of the Republic of Poland in Joint Press Conference,” The White House, June 24, 2020.


On Blunt Force Truth: On the violence happening across the country and the true facts about law enforcement.

29 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Chuck Woolery and Mark Young about some of the events that are happening around the country.

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by John Lott, Jr. They focus on the violence happening across the country and the true facts about law enforcement. 



On the Disruption Zone: Nikki Goeser: The Justice System Has Failed Us All

28 Jun , 2020  

Nikki Goeser talks to Leland Conway and Cameron Mills on their new show “The Disruption Zone.” She covers her personal experience with the danger of gun-free zones.

Nikki Goeser is the  Executive Director of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of “Stalked And Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me.” She recently wrote a piece at Town Hall discussing how the justice system has not only failed people of color but people of all races, and why we should all care about criminal justice reform and the systemic failures in the justice system that often leave crime victims helpless.



At Townhall: Democrats Can’t Condemn Violence, Including Violence Against Police

27 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Townhall on the current debate about defunding the police.

What does defunding the police really mean? Well, just look at the looting and violence that happened when police were ordered to stand down during recent riots.

Everyone agrees – police and civilians alike — that Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin behaved very wrongly in killing George Floyd.


On One America News: Discussing the Rayshard Brooks shooting and the reaction to it

26 Jun , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talks to One America News’ Graham Ledger on the Day Ledger about the Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks. This is just half of the 10 minute and 30 second interview that Lott engaged in.

(Wednesday, June 17, 2020)


Defensive Gun Use

Mother with concealed handgun permit protects teenage son from being robbed in Kroger parking lot in Dallas, Georgia

25 Jun , 2020  

Fortunately, the mother was there to protect her son.

The 16-year-old had arranged to meet with three men outside the grocery store on Ga. 278 to buy a cellphone he saw advertised on Snapchat, according to Dallas police. He brought his mother along, and she brought her firearm.

The mother fired a single shot when the men attempted to rob the boy, Assistant Chief Bill Gorman said.


On the Michigan Talk Network: Toppling of Statues Triggers Reckoning Over Nation’s History

25 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the push to erase US history and the federal law that can be used to protect some of the statues.

(Wednesday, June 24, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)