14 Jun , 2017

If Democrats who previously supported Concealed Carry Reciprocity vote for it again, it would be two votes short in the Senate

In 2013, Senator Cornyn’s Concealed Carry Reciprocity bill received 57 votes, three short of the 60 it needed for passage.  Thirteen Democrats voted for it, though seven of them have been defeated.  With 52 Republican votes (assuming that all the new Republicans vote “yes”), that would give 58 votes for the bill.  …

14 Jun , 2017

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show: Discussing a broad range of gun control issues

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about a broad range of gun control topics that Lott has written about over the last month. Among that topics:

Guns on campus is progressive academia’s straw man — piece shows that despite complaints about allowing guns on college campuses virtually all the faculty continue working at the same school

How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

Democratic double standard on guns hurts the poor

Murder Isn’t a Nationwide Problem

Gun-free campuses are magnets for murderers

(Monday, June 12, 2017, from 10:05 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is heard by over 2.75 million people.…

13 Jun , 2017

On Breitbart Radio to discuss terrorism and gun ownership in Europe

Dr. John Lott talked to Raheem Kassam, Breitbart London Editor-in-Chief, about how private gun ownership might prevent or help terrorist attacks.

(Tuesday, June 13, 2017,  8:40 AM)

Breitbart.com has a very detailed set of quotes from the interview (Breitbart London also has a discussion here).

Lott said recent terrorist attacks demonstrate “the need for private gun ownership, and also for the police to be armed.”

“You look at places like the concert attack in November 2015 in Paris.

13 Jun , 2017

PoliZette: The New York Times “dishonest” response to President Trump

Dr. John Lott was among the people interviewed by the PoliZette about the latest anti-self-defense editorial by the New York Times.  Their editorial was responding to President Trump’s Tweet: “Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That’s because they used knives and a truck!”  The part of the PoliZette piece quoting Lott read as follows:


12 Jun , 2017

FINALLY! An audio edition of More Guns, Less Crime

Over the years, an audio version of “More Guns, Less Crime” has been requested many, many times.  Well, finally an audio version has been released (cheapest version at Barnes & Noble and it is also available at Amazon).  However, I must say that I am very disappointed by the picture that they used for the cover here.  …

12 Jun , 2017

Seven defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns in public over eleven days

Jacksonville, Florida, Fox 30, June 5, 2017

. . . A police report says the pizza delivery driver was walking into a business on Lem Turner Road when a man with a gun demanded money. . . .

The driver said he handed Jordan $91 in cash and his keys then backed away as Jordan got into his car.

12 Jun , 2017

On KTLA’s Sunday Morning News makers: What about people and police not being armed to protect themselves in Britain and France?

Dr. John Lott talks to KTLA’s news director Larry Marino about whether people in Europe would be better able to deal with terrorists if gun control laws were changed.  Lott also talked about the history of gun control in the UK as well as gun-free zones at concerts and football stadiums.…

10 Jun , 2017

In The Hill Newspaper: “The threat of radical Islam is not new, but what will we do?”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper that documents what a large percentage of terrorist attacks are committed by radical Muslims.  The piece starts this way:

Late last month, the Manchester bombing left 22 dead and 59 injured. Over the weekend, another 7 were killed and 48 injured in London by a truck and knife attack.

10 Jun , 2017

On the Larry Elder Show to discuss the plagiarism claims lodged against Sheriff David Clarke

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Larry Elder Show to discuss the claims that Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized his master’s thesis at the Naval Post Graduate School.

(Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:35 to 6:40 PM)

9 Jun , 2017

On the Matt Garrett Show about Guns on College Campuses

Dr. John Lott talked to Matt Garret on the giant 50,000 watts KOKC about the debate over allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.

(Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 6:05 to 6:30 PM)