11 Oct , 2017

Washington Times news article discusses the different definitions of mass shootings

Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article).  The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:

. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.


11 Oct , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss the push for more gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on his national radio show about the push for more gun control after the Las Vegas massacre.

(Friday, October 6, 2017, from 6:20 to  PM)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.

10 Oct , 2017

DC’s Gun-free Zone Problem: Regulations effectively ban anyone from legally carrying a gun

Last Thursday, the District of Columbia decided not to appeal a decision by the DC federal appeals court that declared DC’s concealed carry law unconstitutional.  DC had asked the entire DC federal appeals court for an en banc review of that decision, but despite a large Democratic majority, the entire DC federal appeals court unanimously let that decision stand.  …

10 Oct , 2017

On America in the Morning to discuss the Las Vegas Massacre

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on America in the Morning about the Las Vegas massacre.  American in the Morning is played on 447 radio stations across the United States.

(Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 2:29 length)

9 Oct , 2017

On NPR’s 1A to discuss “Do Guns Really Make Us Safer?”

Dr. John Lott joined Kris Brown, co-president of the Brady Campaign, and John Donohue from the Stanford Law School to discuss the “Do Guns Really Make Us Safer?”  NPR carries 1A on 213 different public radio stations across the country.  The discussion was a little lopsided as Brown and Donohue were on the same side of the issue, and most of the personal stories reflected the political views of your typical NPR listener.…

8 Oct , 2017

On the Larry Elder Show to discuss how mass public shootings occur at much higher rates outside the US

From Larry Elder’s website: “Some have asserted that mass shootings are strictly an American phenomenon. John Lott comes on the show to clarify.”

(Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 7:22 to 7:30 PM)

8 Oct , 2017

At National Review: “The Gun-Ban Fetish: Banning guns invariably leads to an increase in the murder rate”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at National Review responding to Bret Stephen column in the New York Times that calls for repealing the Second Amendment.  His piece starts this way:

Is support for gun ownership and the Second Amendment a “fetish”? Bret Stephens, a New York Times columnist, sure thinks so.

8 Oct , 2017

On Turkish World Television to discuss Mass Public Shootings around the world

Dr. John Lott was again on Turkish World Television to discuss mass public shootings as well as the relationship between gun control and crime rates around the world.

This interview was particularly amusing.  After making several false claims about crime rates in the UK and other places, the interviewer was forced to say “Statistics aside…” before going on with a question about emotions.…

7 Oct , 2017

On the Sean Hannity Radio Show responding to the false claims in the gun control debate

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show along with the US Concealed Carry Association’s Tim Schmidt to talk about the false claims in the gun control debate.

(Friday, October 6, 2017, from 4:05 to 4:30 PM)

Sean Hannity’s show is heard by over 12.5 million people.

7 Oct , 2017

Debate: Turkish World Television on the influence of the NRA and also gun control’s impact on mass public shootings

Dr. John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, and Borzou Daragahi, a senior editor at Buzzfeed News, debated the influence of the NRA and also gun control’s impact on mass public shootings. The discussion starts at 3:15 into the video.

The following links document Dr. Lott’s comments.

— Opensecrets.org information on Bloomberg’s donations to federal House and Senate campaigns for the 2013-14 and 2015-16 campaign cycles are available here:

— The NRA’s donations to the same races during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 campaign cycles.