12 Jun , 2019

At Townhall: Mandating Gun Locks Can Have Unintended Consequences

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the money put into the Texas state budget to advertise the need for the safe storage of guns.

Last year, right after a student fatally shot eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged Texans to lock up their firearms.

7 Jun , 2019

At Fox News: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the gun control push for suppressors.

Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent.

3 Jun , 2019

At Townhall.com: What Gun Control Advocates Fail to Grasp After Mass Shootings

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on the Virginia Beach shooting. The employee handbook info regarding employees being banned from having guns is available here.

Another horrifying attack and immediately gun control politicians and organizations are calling for more gun control laws. Former Vice President Joe Biden; Sens.


28 May , 2019

At Townhall: Texas Is About to expand Its Program For Teachers Carrying Guns

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

Twenty years after Columbine, the United States is still looking for how to stop mass public shootings. The rest of the world, where mass public shootings are actually much more common, is also looking for solutions. Russia, France, Finland, and Norway are among the European countries that have experienced far more deaths per capita from these attacks.

28 May , 2019

New at The Washington Times: Short-sighted calls for gun control

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times about the views that Joe Biden and other Democrat presidential candidates have on gun control. The piece starts this way:

Every one of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates supports more gun control. Front-runner Joe Biden not only oversaw the Obama administration’s gun control proposals, but took credit this month for the 1994 federal Assault Weapon Ban.

21 May , 2019

At Townhall.com: Abortion’s Impact Is More Than Morality

Dr. John Lott’s latest op-ed at Townhall is available here.

From Alabama’s new law restricting abortion to Virginia’s governor Ralph Northam (D) comments clearly condoning killing infants after birth, abortion is guaranteed to be a central part of next year’s election. The abortion debate usually centers only on the morality of the act (choice versus life).

15 May , 2019

At Fox News: Gun controls backed by Dem presidential candidates would hurt poor and minorities

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Fox News on what the new gun control regulations proposed by Democrats will mean for the poor and minorities. The piece starts this way:

Name a gun control regulation, and you’ll find Democratic presidential candidates who enthusiastically support it.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., promised Wednesday that if she becomes president she will use executive orders to mandate background checks on the private transfers of guns, revoke the licenses of gun makers and dealers whose guns are used in crimes, and ban the importation of many semi-automatic guns.


10 May , 2019

At Townhall: Armed Guards at Houses of Worship Is Not Enough

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com on mass public shootings, particularly those at Houses of Worship.

From New Zealand to Sri Lanka, houses of worship are under attack. This has been an all too common phenomenon around the world. At home, there have been recent shootings at synagogues in Pittsburgh and San Diego, and at churches in Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, and South Carolina.

2 May , 2019

At Townhall.com: House Panel Allots $50M to Study Gun Violence

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Townhall.com discusses the House Appropriations Committee Allotting $50 million for public health research on guns. Lott’s piece begins this way:

One of the most common attacks on the National Rifle Association is that it supposedly prevents academics from doing research on firearms. “[Academics] were forced to stop their work at the point of a gun—or at least at the insistence of National Rifle Association,” wrote the Washington Post of the 1996 Dickey Amendment.


30 Apr , 2019

In the Dallas Morning News: Data call into question supposed benefits of police review boards

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News on the proposal to have a police review board. The chairman of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board has a piece that is paired with Lott’s and is available here. Lott’s 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.