20 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: Police Review Boards May Create the Problems They Were Designed to Solve

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on Dallas’ move to institute a stronger police review board. The piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct. Without trust, crime victims might not report crimes to police or help solve them.


15 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: The Second Amendment Stories the National Media Fail to Report…or Get Completely Wrong

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on mass public shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders. The piece starts this way:

Did you hear about this case? A man went into a dentist’s office, killed a woman, and took aim at others before being wounded by a concealed handgun permit holder.


11 Apr , 2019

At National Review: Bernie Sanders Is Wrong: Felons Shouldn’t Vote from Prison

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at NationalReview.com about Senator Bernie Sanders’ proposal that felons in prison be able to vote. The piece starts this way:

Democrats used to argue that once felons had served their time, they had paid their debts to society and should be able to vote.


10 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: The Push to Demonize Private Gun Ownership Never Stops

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on how television shows are so biased against gun ownership. The piece starts this way.

The push to demonize private gun ownership never stops. Michael Bloomberg and other gun control advocates are continuing to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into research that the news media uncritically disseminates.

5 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: The folly of ‘Red Flag’ gun laws

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times discusses some of the problems with the Red Flag laws.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law.


4 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: Media exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure. UPDATE: Everytown attacks

Dr. John Lott’s newest op-ed discusses the new media’s grossly exaggerated costs from closing the U.S.-Mexico border. He also goes through some of our research regarding the costs of illegal aliens. (Not surprisingly, Everytown’s paid PR secretary Adam Sege keeps doing his job and attacks me again because of this piece.…

29 Mar , 2019

At Townhall.com: Pennsylvania Democrats Want To Register Your Guns

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com is about the continued push for gun registration

Democrats want to register your guns. It isn’t just something that universal background checks will eventually lead to. There is a push even in a “gun friendly” state such as Pennsylvania, where only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt.

24 Mar , 2019

In the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Pa. gun registry waste of money, resources

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Democrats push for more gun control in Pennsylvania. It gives you an idea what they would do if Democrats took control of the Pennsylvania state legislature.

Pennsylvania Democrats want to register your guns. On March 15, state House Representatives Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia), Mary Isaacson (D-Philadelphia) and Mary Jo Daley (D-Montgomery) proposed the Firearms Registration Act, from which only antiques and guns owned by law enforcement would be exempt.


21 Mar , 2019

At the Daily Caller: Trump Keeps Condemning White Nationalists — So why does the media keep denying it?

Dr. John Lott’s piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Ever since the 2016 campaign, Democrats and the media have asserted that President Trump has failed to distance himself from white nationalists and neo-Nazis. The fact that White House staffers must answer these questions shows how far out of kilter the discussion has gone.

20 Mar , 2019

In the Washington Times: When the media makes Trump a target

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Washington Times. His piece relies heavily on our research on mass killings around the world.

The national Sunday morning talk shows blamed President Trump for the New Zealand massacre that left 50 dead. CNN’s Jake Tapper warned: “I don’t think moderate Republicans are doing enough to hold President Trump accountable for his rhetoric.” NBC’s Chuck Todd noted supposed parallels to the killer’s rhetoric, and asked: “When the President uses the term ‘invaders,’ does that dehumanize to the point where it can get misused?”

The media made Trump its singular target, but not even Democrats were completely spared from the frenzy of critical reactions.