16 Jul , 2017

On the Dana Loesch Radio Show

Dr. John Lott joined Dana on her national radio show to discuss the polling showing that the Women’s March doesn’t represent women’s views on guns as well as the problems with a new study on concealed handgun laws.

(Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:35 to 2:50 PM)

14 Jul , 2017

At The Hill: The false claims behind the Women’s March on the NRA

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Hill newspaper about false statements being made by the organizers of the Women’s March on the NRA today and the mainstream media.  The piece starts this way:

The Women’s March protest today at NRA headquarters was partially sparked by false allegations that the organization hasn’t defended Philando Castile — an African American and concealed handgun permit holder shot by Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez.

14 Jul , 2017

12.3% of Americans sometimes carry handguns, 5.4% of Americans carry most or all the time, & 2.4% carry all the time

One of the big questions about concealed carry is how frequently permit holders carry their guns.  About 6.5% of the adult population has a concealed handgun permit, but with 14 states allowing people to carry without a permit, it is hard to know how many people actually carry.  But a new Pew Research Center Survey makes it possible to estimate the percentage of the adult population in the US carries guns with them and how frequently they carry them, though their number would include both concealed and open carry.  …

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13 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: “A Women’s March on the NRA – but do they represent a woman’s view on guns?”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News about the claim that there is a “women’s view” on guns.

Is there a women’s view on guns? The organizers of the massive Women’s March — which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration — are holding a protest against the National Rifle Association on Friday. 

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13 Jul , 2017

Problems with discretion: Few Concealed Handgun Permits Given to Hispanics, Blacks, or Women in Los Angeles County

In 2013, LA Weekly obtained a list of the 341 concealed carry permit holders in Los Angeles County, California.  That is only about 0.0045% of the 7.7 million adults living in the county in 2013.  As of January this year, there were only 226 permits, about 0.0029% of the adult population.  …

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12 Jul , 2017

Responding to John Donohue’s responses to our evaluation of his new study

John Donohue responded to our comments on our website and in an op-ed at Fox News.  Below we go through and respond to the points that he raised.  Amusingly, the author of the original piece in Michael Bloomberg’s “The Trace” emailed Donohue as soon as my comments came out.  While The Trace pretends to be a regular news outlet, Mr.…

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11 Jul , 2017

On Coast to Coast AM: On teachers getting training to carry guns at school

Dr. John Lott talked to George Noory about teachers at K-12 schools getting training to carry concealed handguns.

(Thursday, June 28, 2017, 1:05 to 1:08 AM)

Coast to Coast AM is heard by over 2.75 million people.

11 Jul , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show: Discussing flawed research on concealed carry

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson about John Donohue’s newest claim that right-to-carry permit holders are committing violent crime.

(Monday, July 10, 2017, from 6:50 to 7:00 PM)

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

11 Jul , 2017

Nine defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns in public over 20 days

COLUMBIA, Mo., ABC Channel 17, July 9, 2017

Columbia police said they are investigating an attempted armed robbery on Claudell Lane, which the victim says he prevented by pulling his own gun and shooting at the robber.

Police said they received calls of gunshots being heard around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 27-year-old male victim who had been approached by a black man at 1014 Claudell Lane.

10 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: Stanford law prof gets it wrong on guns: right-to-carry reduces crime, not the other way around

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News on a study that has been getting a fair amount of attention over the last couple of weeks.

Would you rely almost exclusively on trends in Hawaii to predict violent crime rates in Idaho, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Utah?  Would you look at Illinois to predict changes in Louisiana and South Carolina?