27 Jan , 2019

CPRC in the News: Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Gentleman’s Quarterly, Brazilian publications, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and others


The Mercury News (San Jose, California), January 20, 2019; East Bay Times (Walnut Creek, California), January 20, 2019; Daily Democrat (Woodland, California), January 21, 2019; Enterprise-Record (Chico, California), January 21, 2019; Oroville Mercury-Register (Oroville, California), GOPUSA, January 21, 2019

“There’s a whole host of reasonable regulations if you go to a gun store, but if you’re outside a gun store there are few if any regulations, at least at the federal level,” [David Chipman, with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence] said.

26 Jan , 2019

On Newsmax: BuzzFeed and me- The incredible thing the site’s CEO did using my name without permission

Dr. John Lott discusses how BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti impersonated him back in 2003 to support gun control. Peretti sent out hundreds of thousands of emails lobbying against the proposed “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” This bill ,which was being debated at the time (it ultimately passed in 2005), protected gun makers from abusive lawsuits that were designed solely to put them out of business with overwhelming legal fees.…


25 Jan , 2019

On Blaze TV’s American Bolling: The Slow Death of Journalism

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling about his experience with BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti. Before founding BuzzFeed, Peretti had impersonated Lott and a business competitor named Jeff Goldblatt. Peretti created AskJohnLott.org and sent mass emails from john@AskJohnLott.org to try to convince people to ask their Congressmen and Senators to vote against legislation that would protect gun makers against abusive lawsuits.…


25 Jan , 2019

Upcoming debates: University of Kentucky and Truman State University

Dr. John Lott will be debating Paul Helmke, the former president of the Brady Campaign, at two different universities in the coming weeks.

— University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday, January 29th, in the Worsham Cinema from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

— Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Friday, February 8th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.…

24 Jan , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss how Jonah Peretti, now the CEO of BuzzFeed, used Lott’s identity to lobby for gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network to discuss how Jonah Peretti, now the CEO of BuzzFeed, used Lott’s identity to lobby for gun control.

(Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 8:35 to 9:00 AM)

Part 1

Part 2


23 Jan , 2019

On DC’s WMAL: John Lott Shared His Incredible Story About How BuzzFeed’s CEO Targeted Him

Dr. John Lott talked to Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese on how Jonah Peretti, who would soon afterward found and run Buzzfeed, used Lott’s name and identity to lobby for gun control.

(Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 8:06 to 8:15 AM)


22 Jan , 2019

Talk at La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Mexico: Explaining More Guns, Less Crime

Dr. John Lott gave the second talk at the La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Puebla, Mexico. The country has a murder rate that is 5 times the US rate and extremely strict gun control laws. But the audience was very open to Dr. Lott’s points. Here is a discussion of some of the graphs.…

21 Jan , 2019

At Fox News: John Lott: BuzzFeed and me – The incredible thing the site’s CEO did using my name without permission

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the strange behavior of the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed news. Jonah Peretti would set up websites and send out massive numbers of emails using other people’s identities to either harm their businesses or to advance his political causes. (The piece was also picked up by Real Clear Politics.) His latest piece starts this way:

BuzzFeed, a popular “news” website, has once again been shamed for publishing fake allegations against Donald Trump.

21 Jan , 2019

Attorney General nominee William P. Barr’s statements on gun control: His testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee from this week and 1991

William Barr comes across as being somewhat receptive to gun control regarding mental health issues. During his confirmation hearing this past week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he had this exchange with Senator Diane Feinstein:

Senator Feinstein: “In 1994, you said that gun control is a dead end. It won’t reduce the level of violent crime in our society.

20 Jan , 2019

New Research on Red Flag Laws: Do Red Flag Laws Save Lives or Reduce Crime?

Dr. John Lott and Professor Carl Moody have new research on the Red Flag Laws/Extreme Risk Protective Orders. A copy of the new research can be obtained here.


Red flag laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, the number of people killed in mass public shootings, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary.…