18 Aug , 2019

On Chicago’s WIND Morning Answer: Everyone wants to do something about the mass public shootings, but what makes sense?

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND AM radio station about the recent spat of mass public shootings. They cover that everyone wants to do something about the mass public shootings, but they try to answer what makes sense.

(Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 8:39 to 8:52 AM)

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17 Aug , 2019

Talking to Jim Bohannon on America in the Morning about the new push for gun control laws

Dr. John Lott was on the national Jim Bohannon show to discuss what new gun control laws will be pushed for after the recent mass public shootings.

(Tuesday, August 13, 2019)

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17 Aug , 2019

At Townhall: Kamala Harris’s Poorly Thought Out Gun Control Proposals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com about Democrat gun control proposals. The piece starts this way:

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) took flak for politicizing the shooting of police in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She couldn’t even wait more than an hour before pushing gun control.

16 Aug , 2019

On the Joe Pags Show: About all the misinformation that is put out on guns and gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Joe Pags on his national radio show about all the misinformation that is put out on guns and gun control.

(Monday, August 5, 2019, from 5:05 to 5:20 PM)

Joe Pag’s radio show is heard weekly by 4.5 million people.…

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16 Aug , 2019

At the New York Daily News: Twitter’s debate-chilling problem: The social media site’s arbitrary policies allow foreign nations to censor American — often without explanation

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the New York Daily News about Twitter locking the CPRC Twitter account.

I am the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, whose account Twitter locked because it tweeted a link to a Daily News article that I wrote about Twitter locking my personalaccount.

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15 Aug , 2019

On Toronto’s Global News Radio 640: Talking about gun control in the United States and Canada

Dr. John Lott joined Adrienne Batra on Global News Radio 640 Toronto to talk about gun control in the United States and Canada.

(Wednesday, August 7, 2019, from 1:20 to 1:40 PM)

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Part 2

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15 Aug , 2019

On Sinclair Broadcasting’s America This Week: Panel on Guns in America

On Sinclair Broadcasting’s “America This Week,” Eric Bolling led a discussion between gun control proponents Jason Nichols and Misha Cross versus those supporting self-defense, Sebastian Gorka and John Lott. The debate covered a range of gun control issues from background checks on the private transfer of guns (so-called universal background checks) to assault weapon bans to Red Flag laws.…

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15 Aug , 2019

On the UK’s TalkRadio about “what is America’s problem with mass shootings”

Dr. John Lott appeared on the UK’s TalkRadio about “what is America’s problem with mass shootings.” The segment that they eventually aired cut off the beginning of the talk show host’s attack on President Trump for supposedly waiting until the Monday after the Saturday shooting at the Walmart in El Paso before making a statement to the nation.…

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14 Aug , 2019

Gun Ownership on Trial: John Lott’s Presentation at FreedomFest’s Mock Trial

Dr. John Lott debated Michael Shermer at FreedomFest in July 19, 2019. Because of copyright restrictions this post only provides Dr. Lott side of the presentation. Dr. Lott won the audience vote by 83% to 17% and won the jury vote by 10 to 2.…

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14 Aug , 2019

At the Daily Caller: Here’s Why A Universal Background Check Law Would Be Bad

Nikki Goeser, our executive director, has a new op-ed at the Daily Caller. Her piece starts this way:

Since the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, many politicians have claimed that a federal law mandating universal background checks — which would apply to the transfer of firearms between private citizens — would help solve, or at least reduce, such shootings in the future.