At Townhall.com: After Another Mass Shooting, California Must Recognize Its Gun Control Laws May Actually Be Part of the Problem

15 Nov , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on yesterday’s school shooting. The piece starts this way:

Another school shooting, this time by a 15-year-old at Saugus High School in California, another quest for answers. Yet, 20 years after Columbine, the United States is still looking for how to stop mass public shootings.


In the Wall Street Journal: Mexico’s Soaring Murder Rate Proves Gun Control Is Deadly

22 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Wall Street Journal about Mexico’s extremely high murder rate.

Another month, another record number of murders in Mexico. For the first nine months of 2019, Mexico had 25,890 murders—almost six times as many murders per 100,000 people as in the U.S. Does Mexico need stricter gun control?



At Townhall: Felons Voting While In Prison In D.C.

14 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall on the push in Washington, DC to let felons vote while they are still serving their sentence in prison. The piece starts this way:

Washington, D.C.’s council seems posed to let felons vote while they are still serving their sentences in prison. Surely, that has the benefit of ensuring that these individuals turn out to vote.



New piece at Broad & Liberty: We don’t need Red Flag laws – we have the tools in place to help the mentally ill and protect people’s rights

10 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a piece at Broad & Liberty, a new opinion outlet in Philadelphia.

Everyone wants to stop dangerous people from getting guns. The hot new policy option before this committee is Red Flag laws, which take away the guns of people deemed dangerous to themselves or others. But there is a much more effective alternative already in place.



At Townhall.com: Women, Minorities Fueling Increase in Concealed Handgun Permits

4 Oct , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com that starts this way:

Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals.


At Townhall: The House Judiciary Committee’s Assault Weapons Ban Fallout

30 Sep , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the extreme statements by Democrats and their witnesses at last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on banning assault weapons. The piece starts this way:

If you want to see how extreme the Democrats have gotten on gun control, you just had to listen to a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week.


At Townhall: When Democrats Push For Universal Background Checks, The Danger Of A National Gun Registry Looms

23 Sep , 2019  

Dt. John Lott and Andrew Pollack have an op-ed at Townhall.com that starts this way:

When it comes to gun control, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: criminals and psychopaths shouldn’t be allowed to get guns. The real question is how to stop them. 

For Democrats, the answer is “universal background checks.” Their argument is that private sales, the so-called “gun-show loophole,” must be closed to keep would-be killers from getting their hands on firearms. 


At Townhall.com: Twitter’s Political Bias

31 Aug , 2019  

Here are the two important paragraphs in Dr. John Lott’s latest post.

Twitter offered to unlock the accounts if I agree to a post saying that “your Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules.” But Twitter refuses to explain why they locked our accounts when they treated liberals’ accounts differently.



At Townhall.com: How the Opioid lawsuits are similar to the lawsuits that were brought against gun makers

28 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that talks about the similarities between the opioid lawsuits and the lawsuits that had been raised against gun makers 20 years ago. The piece starts this way:

When General Motors and Ford sell more cars, they are involved in more accidents. They undoubtedly advertise more in those places where they sell more cars.


At Townhall: Kamala Harris’s Poorly Thought Out Gun Control Proposals

17 Aug , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com about Democrat gun control proposals. The piece starts this way:

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) took flak for politicizing the shooting of police in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She couldn’t even wait more than an hour before pushing gun control.