At Townhall.com: If Republican Voting Reforms are ‘Anti-Democratic,’ All of Europe Is ‘Anti-Democratic’

22 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about the Democrats push to eliminate voter IDs and force mail-in ballots.

The American media keeps telling us two “facts.” Voter ID laws are “racist,” and election fraud claims are “false” and “baseless.” The New York Times labeled state ID and voting laws as showing “the Republican Party’s growing discomfort with democracy” and “dangerously anti-democratic.”


Featured, op-ed

At the Missoulian: Missoulian’s one-sided attack on credibility

9 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Missoulian responding to a news article attack on him.

The Missoulian’s initial report on there being thousands more recorded votes than envelopes for the ballots from Missoula County’s November all-mail-in election was largely a response to my investigative article at Real Clear Investigations (RCI) (Jordan Hansen, “GOP-backed group claims’ irregularities’ on Missoula County 2020 ballots,” March 30).

Campus carry, Gun Free Zones, op-ed

New piece at Townhall: Given Their Fear of Guns, How Have Professors Ever Gone Off Campus?

28 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.

For decades, gun control advocates constantly claim that Right-to-Carry laws would lead to disaster. But when disasters don’t occur they move on to the next prediction of disaster. We have to keep track of these predictions if only to judge how much weight to give to their erroneous predictions.


Media Bias, op-ed

At Townhall: Entertainment TV Shows Keep Pushing Lies About Guns

24 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on media bias.

Last Friday, anti-Semitic thugs attacked a Jewish family, yelling “Free Palestine!,” “Die Jew!” “F– you Jew,” and “I’m gonna rape your wife.” Fortunately, an armed driver was able to stand between the attackers and the family. You may not hear about many of these stories, but they occur all the time.

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In the Billings Gazette and Montana Standard (Butte): New Background Check Bill is Flawed

7 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Billings Gazette and the Montana Standard (Butte) on Senator Jon Tester pushing for the new background check bill before the Senate.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you late one evening if she can borrow your handgun for a couple of days.


At Real Clear Politics: Data Undercuts Myth of ‘Racism’ in Police Killings

22 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics on Biden’s comments over the last few days about police being systemically racist.

President Biden claimed that Derek Chauvin’s conviction on Tuesday “ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see the systemic racism” of police. With the police shooting that same day of 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio, the White House again pushed the racism claim, noting that this was just another example of how “police violence disproportionately impacts Black and Latino people.”


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.


At Real Clear Politics: Biden’s Gun Control Lies

10 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott and Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) have a new op-ed

There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing is certain, though: The media fact-checkers won’t question their claims.



At Townhall: Biden’s Many False Claims on Gun Violence

9 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.

President Biden’s press conference on guns was filled with inaccuracies and false claims. Ironically, during the campaign last year, Biden disparaged the use of executive orders, “if you can’t get the votes … you can’t [legislate] by executive order unless you’re a dictator.