20 Feb , 2019

At Townhall.com: Gun Control Advocates Use Aurora Shooting to Call for More Background Checks

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the shooting this past Friday at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois. His piece starts this way:

On Friday, another mass public shooting occurred in yet another gun-free zone. In fact, the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, where five people were killed on Friday, clearly displays a “no guns” sign on its front door.

17 Feb , 2019

In the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Guns on the agenda in Carson City”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Sunday Las Vegas Review-Journal about the new gun control law just signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak. The piece starts this way.

Everyone wants to stop dangerous criminals or people with serious mental illness from having guns. We feel that as strongly as ever on the one-year anniversary last week of the Parkland high school attack.

6 Feb , 2019

At Townhall: Background Checks Bill Would Turn Many Well-intentioned Americans Into Criminals

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com that discusses a new bill on universal background checks.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record. Should you loan her your gun?


31 Jan , 2019

At the Daily Caller: Media makes a tradition of botching Auschwitz’s liberation anniversary

One of the more horrendous crimes of the 20th century was the holocaust, in which Germany exterminated 12 million people. 6 million were Jews. Dr. John Lott has a piece on the untold history of Auschwitz.

Despite all of the commemorations on Sunday, Auschwitz’s final liberation didn’t occur on Jan. 27, 1945.

21 Jan , 2019

At Fox News: John Lott: BuzzFeed and me – The incredible thing the site’s CEO did using my name without permission

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the strange behavior of the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed news. Jonah Peretti would set up websites and send out massive numbers of emails using other people’s identities to either harm their businesses or to advance his political causes. (The piece was also picked up by Real Clear Politics.) His latest piece starts this way:

BuzzFeed, a popular “news” website, has once again been shamed for publishing fake allegations against Donald Trump.

19 Jan , 2019

In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Problems with Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review discusses Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control laws. The piece starts this way:

Pennsylvania’s 1.3 million concealed handgun permit holders may soon be considered criminals while visiting Pittsburgh. The proposed gun control ordinance bans everything from so-called assault weapons to starter pistols for track meets.

17 Jan , 2019

At Townhall: “Look at the Data: Why Trump’s Insistence on a Wall Is the Right Choice for Public Safety”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the debate over whether the wall makes sense. His piece starts this way:

The federal government partial shutdown drags on as politicians can’t agree on what to do with illegal aliens.   Trump wants a wall to keep out “illegal immigrants … bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime,” but Democrats say that a wall is immoral and unnecessary.

6 Jan , 2019

At Townhall: How Brazil’s New President Will Prove, Yet Again, That Gun Control Is Harmful

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece on what Brazil’s recent presidential will mean for people’s safety around the world.

Brazil’s strict gun control laws have failed. The country’s annual homicide rate now stands at 31 per 100,000 people—almost six times higher than the US rate. Despite bolstering of law enforcement after Brazil’s disarmament legislation took effect in 2003, the country’s homicide rate is higher now than in 2002.


2 Jan , 2019

At the Union Leader (NH): The State House is safer with guns

Dr. John Lott’s piece at the Union Leader (New Hampshire) addresses the move by state House Democrats to ban the carrying of guns at the state Capitol. His piece starts this way:

One wonders how Democrats in the New Hampshire State House ever go to restaurants or movie theaters or grocery stores.

23 Dec , 2018

At the Daily Caller: Trump Administration’s Report on School Safety passes — for government work

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Daily Caller on the school safety report released this laws week by the Trump administration. The piece starts this way:

The “Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety” — signed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was released Tuesday afternoon, and it contained findings that may please both sides of the gun control debate.