At Townhall: Why are Red State Democratic Senators Voting for David Chipman?

6 Aug , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on David Chipman’s confirmation vote.

President Biden has had little trouble getting even the most controversial nominees confirmed.

Democrats have voted in unison, with only Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick to head his budget office, facing bipartisan opposition. But the White House is pulling out all the stops to push through David Chipman’s confirmation to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).


At Real Clear Politics: Biden Reveals His True Goal: To Ban Most Guns

29 Jul , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics about Biden’s recent statements about gun control.

If there was any doubt that President Biden wants to ban the vast majority of guns in the United States, he again clarified his position last week. “The idea you need a weapon that can have the ability to fire 20, 30, 40, 50, 120 shots from that weapon — whether it’s a — whether it’s a 9-millimeter pistol or whether it’s a rifle — is ridiculous,” Biden said at a televised CNN townhall meeting.


At Townhall: Biden’s Focus on Gun Crime Ignores Almost All Violent Crime

23 Jul , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall:

With violent crime increasing over the last year, Americans want a solution. Over and over, President Joe Biden frames violent crime as a gun problem. His presentation this month was no different. But the problem is much more far-reaching. Violent crime is rising across the board, and in 2019, 92% of it didn’t involve guns.


At the Tennessean: I fought for a lifetime order of protection to help other Tennessee crime victims

13 Jul , 2021  

The CPRC’s Nikki Goeser has an op-ed in the Tennessean about her fight to get a lifetime order of protection in Tennessee.

A new law, for which I was the sole witness to testify before state lawmakers, took effect on July 1, giving victims of violent crime an option to seek a lifetime order of protection. 


At Real Clear Politics: Gun-Death Hoax Faked the Facts, Which the Media Echoed

8 Jul , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Real Clear Politics that discusses some of the other false claims in the gun control group’s high school commencement hoax.

I recently drove 950 miles to give the keynote commencement address at an online high school based in Las Vegas. Two thousand students were supposedly going to attend, but it turned out that the school didn’t exist.

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At the Wall Street Journal: The School That Wasn’t There: I drove 950 miles to give a commencement address. It was an elaborate hoax by a gun-control organization.

29 Jun , 2021  

Here is the story of the elaborate hoax by a gun control organization that appeared in the Wall Street Journal. If I had done this to gun-control organization, where I refused to release the original video, I suspect that the media would have reacted very differently. Even more information is available here.…


At The Hill: Where’s the defense of California judge?

28 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill that covers recent attacks against U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez.

U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez’s decision to strike down California’s Assault Weapon Ban has caused some gun controllers to lose their minds. California Gov. Gavin Newsom called the judge a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA.”


At Townhall.com: If Republican Voting Reforms are ‘Anti-Democratic,’ All of Europe Is ‘Anti-Democratic’

22 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall about the Democrats push to eliminate voter IDs and force mail-in ballots.

The American media keeps telling us two “facts.” Voter ID laws are “racist,” and election fraud claims are “false” and “baseless.” The New York Times labeled state ID and voting laws as showing “the Republican Party’s growing discomfort with democracy” and “dangerously anti-democratic.”


Featured, op-ed

At the Missoulian: Missoulian’s one-sided attack on credibility

9 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Missoulian responding to a news article attack on him.

The Missoulian’s initial report on there being thousands more recorded votes than envelopes for the ballots from Missoula County’s November all-mail-in election was largely a response to my investigative article at Real Clear Investigations (RCI) (Jordan Hansen, “GOP-backed group claims’ irregularities’ on Missoula County 2020 ballots,” March 30).

Campus carry, Gun Free Zones, op-ed

New piece at Townhall: Given Their Fear of Guns, How Have Professors Ever Gone Off Campus?

28 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.

For decades, gun control advocates constantly claim that Right-to-Carry laws would lead to disaster. But when disasters don’t occur they move on to the next prediction of disaster. We have to keep track of these predictions if only to judge how much weight to give to their erroneous predictions.