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

28 Jul , 2017  

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.



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

7 Mar , 2017  

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.…


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

12 Sep , 2016  

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.…


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

31 Aug , 2016  

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.…



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

12 Apr , 2016  

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.…


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

4 Apr , 2016  

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.


Debate with former Brady Campaign President at the Indiana University Law School, also picture of crowd from Lott’s talk in Elko, Nevada

9 Mar , 2016  

Picture taken about 10 minutes before the debate started between former Fort Wayne mayor and Brady Center gun control advocate Paul Helmke and Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott.  There were about 100 people in the audience.  The debate took place on Tuesday March 8th, 2016.  Later that same day Lott gave a talk at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis law school.…


CPRC debates Campus Carry at the International Students for Liberty Conference (Video)

29 Feb , 2016  

CPRC’s John Lott debated Third Way’s Jim Kessler, the former Director of Policy and Research for Americans for Gun Safety and a former staffer for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  The debate took place in DC on Saturday, February 27th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.


Public Square Debate: Does Concealed Carry Make Campuses Safer?

29 Feb , 2016  

PublicSquarenet: “Does allowing concealed handguns on college campuses make them safer? John Lott, PhD, debates security consultant James Grayson.”


UP COMING CPRC Talks: Harrisburg (PA), DC, Elko (Nevada), Indiana

21 Feb , 2016  

During the next couple of weeks, John Lott will be giving talks around the US.

— Widener University Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg, PA) (Thursday, February 25th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM) — Does banning guns on campus make us safer?
— International Students of Individual Liberty Conference (Maryland C room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC) (1:30 to 2:30 PM) — Debate: “Should College Campuses be Gun-free Zones?”