At Townhall.com: March Saw the Biggest Gun Sales on Record

3 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on the massive increase in gun sales in March.

March saw the biggest gun sales on record. And with many states and local governments shutting down gun stores in March, there were clearly many people who wanted guns but couldn’t get them.


At Townhall.com: Fundamental Differences In How Republicans and Democrats Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Crisis

1 Apr , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall about the fundamental differences in how Democrats and Republicans handle the Coronavirus crisis.

If you want to see the difference in how President Trump and the Democrats handle the coronavirus, you don’t have to look any further than Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.


At Townhall: In Defense of Congressman Thomas Massie

30 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall in defense Congressman Thomas Massie. Massie is the chair of Congress’ Second Amendment Caucus and someone who Dr. Lott has co-authored six op-eds with. Lott’s piece starts this way:

For a while last week, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) was the most hated man on Capitol Hill.


At National Review: Are Gun Stores ‘Essential’ Businesses? Yes, especially when jails and prisons are releasing inmates early.

25 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at National Review on states closing gun stores by claiming that they are “non-essential.”

Law-abiding citizens want the right to buy a gun, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Police have stopped responding to many 911 calls, and massive numbers of inmates are being released early from prison.



At Townhall: Will the Coronavirus Recede as the Spring Arrives?

20 Mar , 2020  

UPDATE: Even as recently as at least March 31st, the government was still assuming that the Coronavirus is seasonal. “The models predictions have the surge in deaths going into the summer.”

ORIGINAL: Professor Timothy Craig Allen, a number of our Board of Directors and a professor of pathology, and John Lott have an op-ed at Townhall.com about their empirical work on the coronavirus and whether it will raced with spring.…


At Townhall: Gun Sales Soar When People Need Protection

19 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about the surge in gun sales.

Police are cutting back on policing, and Americans are getting scared. Along with toilet paper, they are also buying guns and ammunition. Some are getting concealed handgun permits.

“So American … I’ll shoot the virus! … We don’t do smart stuff in this country,” joked Bill Maher on Friday on his HBO show, “Real Time.” It is easy for Mr.


At the Washington Times: Democratic presidential candidates incite panic to buy guns not the coronavirus

18 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at the Washington Times on the increase in gun sales that has occurred over the five or so months.

Crises increase gun sales. So, people don’t have to look far right now for an explanation for the recent surge in purchases. But the coronavirus threat is not the explanation that should jump out to people. 


At Townhall: Errors in Bidens’ Big Speech on the Coronavirus

15 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on the enforcement aspects of the Coronavirus.

In 2014, former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates famously attacked then-Vice President Joe Biden as “wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” On Thursday, Biden made a major speech criticizing President Trump’s travel ban, warning that it will not stop the spread of the virus and that Trump is racist.


At Townhall.com: Quantifying How Well the Trump Administration Is Doing on Coronavirus

12 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com that starts this way.

The debate over the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is remarkably devoid of hard data comparisons. With President Trump’s decision on Wednesday to expand travel restrictions to the European Union, it is time to evaluate the very different approaches to travel restrictions that the U.S.


At Townhall: Bloomberg’s Campaign Spending Will Continue Through His ‘News’ Organization

8 Mar , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed up at Townhall.com on how Michael Bloomberg gets around the campaign finance regulations and how useless those regulations are. His newest piece at Townhall starts this way.

With Michael Bloomberg dropping out of the Democratic presidential race, Bloomberg News announces that it will again resume “normal coverage of the election.” But for Bloomberg News “normal” coverage means constant attacks on President Donald Trump, particularly his economic policies, to influence the election.