3 Apr , 2018

“The Great Gun Control Debate” – Northern Michigan University

Dr. John Lott and Dr. Mike Weisser faced off in “The Great Gun Control Debate” at Northern Michigan University on March 28th, 2018. Unfortunately, the memory in the video camera was full so only half of Dr. Weisser’s talk was recorded.

2 Mar , 2018

Debate over gun control on Turkish Television

Turkish Television’s Newsmakers held a debate on gun control. The debate was between John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and Joel Rubin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs during the Obama administration.
February 21, 2018

Survey data from PoliceOne for police generally and the National Association of Chiefs of Police are available here and here.…


5 Feb , 2018

Junior State of America debate on Gun Control: Dr. John Lott v. the Brady Campaign

Dr. John Lott debated Charles Blek from the Brady Campaign about gun control before the Southern California chapter of Junior State of America program. They covered a range of issues from background checks to concealed handgun laws. Lott’s presentation starts at 15:50 into the video. The debate took place on November 18, 2017 in Orange County, California.  …

28 Jul , 2017

Debate: Should drug addicts who keep failing to pay child support get prison sentences reduced if they have birth control?

Dr. John Lott debated a lawyer from Nashville, David Randolph Smith, about whether drug addicts who have frequently failed to provide child support be given the option of birth control to reduce their sentences by 30 days.  The debate took place on Wednesday, July 26th, on TRT World News.


7 Mar , 2017

Presentation at the St. Mary School’s Issue Day in San Antonio

St. Mary’s School in San Antonio has an issues day each year.  This year the issue was gun control.  This video below is a copy of Dr. John Lott’s presentation at the event.  The presentation took place on March 3rd, 2017.

A copy of the first part of the debate is available here (Dr.…

12 Sep , 2016


Debate over Campus Carry at Arizona State University Law School with AZ state Representative Juan Mendez

The Arizona State University Federalist Society sponsored a debate between Dr. John Lott and AZ state Representative (soon to be state Senator) Juan Mendez about Campus Carry at public universities in Arizona on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016.

Later that day, John Lott also gave a talk that evening to Students for Self Defense at Arizona State University.…

31 Aug , 2016


Talks in Colorado, Arizona, and California for this coming week

This post may be updated over the next few days as some other events are finalized.

Colorado — September 6th: talk at the Univ of Colorado at Boulder Law School with commentary from Professor Ahmed White from noon to 1:30 PM (see flyer above, sponsored by the School federalist Society); Evening talk at New Horizons Christian Church, 701 Carbondale Drive, Dacono, CO 80514  from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Phoenix — September 7th: Debate at the Arizona State University Law School with AZ state Representative Juan Mendez from noon to 1:30 and ASU 7:30 to 9 PM (Gun Free Zones, College of Design, Room 234, 850 S.…


12 Apr , 2016

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Video of Dr. John Lott v Paul Helmke debate in NYC: Will more Gun Control reduce the murder rate? Audience vote shows CPRC wins debate

The proposition for debate was: “In order to reduce its murder-rate, the U.S. needs more stringent gun-control laws.”

John Lott argued against the proposition. Dr. Lott’s book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” now in its third edition, was first published in 1998. He holds a PhD in economics from UCLA and has held teaching and/or research positions at Wharton, University of Chicago, Stanford, and Yale.…

4 Apr , 2016

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Debate in New York City: Dr. John Lott vs Paul Helmke on Gun Control

Location: NYC Junto-General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (20 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036)

Date & Time: Thursday, April 7th at 8pm.


John Lott and Paul Helmke will engage in an Oxford-style debate on gun control on April 7, 2016 at the NYC Junto.