Responding to the New York Times’ attack on our work on crime by Illegal Aliens

23 Feb , 2018  

The New York Times on Sunday, February 18th, 2018 had an editorial attacking Dr. John Lott’s research on crime by illegal aliens.

Perhaps the most insidious part of the Trump administration’s approach to criminal justice lies in its efforts to link crime to its broader crackdown on immigration. In a speech last month, Mr.



Op-ed in the New York Times: Background Checks Are Not the Answer to Gun Violence

12 Feb , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the New York Times on some of the problems with background checks.  The piece starts this way:

With each mass shooting, calls rise from gun control advocates for tighter rules on firearms. The go-to policy prescription involves background checks. But a measure passed by the House and being considered in the Senate to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would not only fail to fix major flaws in the system but would also probably introduce new ones.

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