8 Jan , 2014

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CPRC on Canada’s Sun News with Brian Lilley to discuss gun control


The video of my discussion with Brian Lilley on gun control is available here:

Correction: At the end of the interview, Lott misspoke when he was discussing the change in murder rates for DC. Instead of the change in murder rates over five years, he meant to say over the following four years.…

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8 Dec , 2013

CNN Poll Support Gun Control

Polls consistently show that over the last couple decades more people are opposing more gun control

The most recent CNN poll shows more people ever recorded opposing more gun control (UPDATED CNN poll). From CNN, 52% of Americans oppose stricter gun control. The previous high opposition was 55% in September 2014. The average opposition since 1989 was 40%, so the current opposition is 12% higher than the average.…

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6 Dec , 2013

Opinion piece at Fox News: “NFL hypocrisy — Bloomberg anti-gun ads ok but ad about ‘protection’ is banned?”

The piece by the Crime Prevention Research Center starts this way:

New York City Mayor and gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg sure knows how to get his way.

This week the NFL, after featuring anti-gun ads during the last two Super Bowls, it decided that an ad offering the opposite point of view in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2 was just too much.

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2 Oct , 2013

Fox News Live: Is the push for gun control over?


Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

CPRC president, FoxNews.com contributor, and author John R. Lott Jr. on the changing gun control debate.

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2 Sep , 2013

SunNews: “Firearms expert John Lott joins Brian Lilley to discuss the motivations and flaws behind gun control”

Here is an interview that I had with Brian Lilley. My discussion starts about 5 minutes into the video.

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2 Sep , 2013

Newest Fox News piece: The truth about the new executive orders targeting guns

My newest piece starts this way:

It sure sounds scary. “Military weapons” being reimported back into the United States. Or people getting guns without background checks. But the reception being given President Obama’s two new executive orders on guns largely relies on ignorance of how the current rules work.  

The president’s executive order banning the reimportation of “military weapons” really only affects old M-1 Garand 30-06 rifles.

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