8 May , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network with Steve Gruber about whether the NRA is hypocritical about gun-free zones when they banned guns during President Trump’s talk

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about whether the NRA is hypocritical about gun-free zones when they banned guns during President Trump’s talk.

(Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 8:45 to 8:53 AM).

7 May , 2018

On the lies by gun control advocates and how opposition to gun control has changed over time

Dr. John Lott’s talk in Dallas on May 6, 2018, at the NRA Annual Convention. He went through a series of lies by gun control advocates after he briefly discussed on the opposition to gun control has changed over the last couple of decades.  Unfortunately, the graphs are not particularly clear in the video, though a related link that covers some of the topics discussed here along with the graphs can be found here.…

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5 May , 2018

Klarevas’ false claims about the federal assault weapons ban and mass public shootings

The Data files for the data used below is available here.

A large amount of research has been done on the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004.  It has consistently found no statistically significant impact on mass public shootings or any other type of crime.…

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5 May , 2018

On the BBC to discuss President Trump’s comments about at the NRA convention

Dr. John Lott interviewed on BBC Radio 4 regarding President Trump’s comments about at the NRA convention.  Note, despite the BBC’s claim, Dr. Lott wasn’t at Trump’s talk.  Lott’s interview was pre-tapped so he hadn’t heard the lead in that was given in the on-air broadcast.

(Saturday, May 5, 2018)

The entire segment with the BBC’s introduction and an interview by a UK academic who disagrees with Dr.…

4 May , 2018

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Townhall, American Spectator, and other places around the country

Townhall, April 28, 2018

But a study of global mass-shooting incidents from 2009 to 2015 by the Crime Prevention Research Center, headed by economist John Lott, shows the U.S. doesn’t lead the world in mass shootings. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 10, when measured by death rate per million population from mass public shootings.

4 May , 2018

At Fox News: Ahead of NRA speeches by Trump, Pence hypocritical media get it wrong on gun ban

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News about the media attacks on the NRA and the Trump administration regarding their supposed hypocrisy over gun-free zones.  The piece starts here:

The news media love to criticize hypocrisy – at least by conservatives – even when it doesn’t exist.

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3 May , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network about the CDC being Quiet on Data Showing Americans Regularly Use Guns for Self-Defense

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber talked about the CDC continuing to do research after the Dickey Amendment, but the CDC didn’t let anyone know about this research, apparently because their survey found a large number of defensive gun uses.

(Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

2 May , 2018

In the Daily Caller: A NEW HOPE: Young Americans Less Likely To Support Gun Control Despite Media Narrative

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Daily Caller about young people’s views on guns.  The piece starts this way:

Listening to the media, you would never know that young people are less inclined than other Americans to support gun control. Few Americans have heard of New Mexico high school senior Will Riley, who is organizing “Stand for the Second,” a national walkout in support of gun ownership.

2 May , 2018

On the Bill Martinez Show to discuss the media’s refusal to mention that attacks keep occurring in gun-free zones and that the Government has been withholding regarding when guns helped.

Dr. John Lott on the Bill Martinez Show to discuss the media’s refusal to mention that attacks keep occurring in gun-free zones and that the government has been withholding regarding when guns helped.

(Tuesday, May 1, 2018, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)

29 Apr , 2018

Lots of judges carry concealed handguns: 26% of Judges carry, 2% more considering, more wish they could but are banned

The National Judicial College recently surveyed judges around the country in 2017 and found that judges carry concealed handguns at much higher rates than the general population.  While a number of states still ban judges from carrying concealed handguns, the National Center for State Courts reports that Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wyoming have all changed their laws between 2011 and the beginning of 2017 to allow judges to carry.  …