26 Jan , 2019

On Newsmax: BuzzFeed and me- The incredible thing the site’s CEO did using my name without permission

Dr. John Lott discusses how BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti impersonated him back in 2003 to support gun control. Peretti sent out hundreds of thousands of emails lobbying against the proposed “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.” This bill ,which was being debated at the time (it ultimately passed in 2005), protected gun makers from abusive lawsuits that were designed solely to put them out of business with overwhelming legal fees.…


25 Jan , 2019

On Blaze TV’s American Bolling: The Slow Death of Journalism

Dr. John Lott talked to Eric Bolling about his experience with BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti. Before founding BuzzFeed, Peretti had impersonated Lott and a business competitor named Jeff Goldblatt. Peretti created AskJohnLott.org and sent mass emails from john@AskJohnLott.org to try to convince people to ask their Congressmen and Senators to vote against legislation that would protect gun makers against abusive lawsuits.…


16 Jan , 2019

On The Young Turks: Discussing how Universal Background checks harm poor minorities

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. spoke with the Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur about how universal background checks disarm poor minorities. The also debated whether more guns mean less crime.

Regarding claims about how crime rates vary across nations see here and how crime rates change after guns are banned see here.…


14 Jan , 2019

On Fox Nation with Judge Napolitano: Explaining why more guns mean less crime

Dr. John Lott talks with Judge Napolitano about crime reduction when law-abiding citizens own and carry guns for self-defense.

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10 Jan , 2019

CNN’s Chris Cuomo falsely claims no studies find illegal aliens commit crime at a higher rate than Americans, Steve Cortes points to our research

On CNN Chris Cuomo, Ana Navarro, and Steve Cortes trade claims about research on crime by illegal aliens versus native-born Americans. While Cuomo and Navarro claim that there is no research showing illegal aliens commit crime at a higher rate than native-born Americans, Cortes cites research from John Lott with the Crime Prevention Research Center.…


9 Jan , 2019

On Fox Nation: Will Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Assault Weapon Bans make American’s safer?

Fox Nation’s Deep Dive gets into the current gun control proposals being put forward in Congress and state legislatures. Host James Freeman leads a discussion with Ray Kelly (the longest serving Commissioner in the history of the New York City Police Department), John Lott (President, Crime Prevention Research Center), and Giannon Caldwell (Fox News political analyst).…


5 Jan , 2019

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: A few examples of how data are misused in the gun control debate

Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch about a few of the false claims made in the gun control debate. More information is available here.

(Friday, January 4, 2019: 6 PM)


30 Dec , 2018

Should people who have been involuntarily committed for mental health reasons face a lifetime gun ban?

Dr. John Lott talked to John Cardillo on NewsMax TV about whether people who have been involuntarily committed for even a period of observation should be banned for life from owning guns.
(Friday, December 28, 2018, 1:53 to 1:55 PM)

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12 Dec , 2018

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: Understanding claims about defensive gun use

Dana Loesch’s Relentless interviewed Dr. John Lott about the impact of concealed handguns on crime (see also here). They also discussed the problems with using justifiable homicides to measure defensive gun uses (see also here).

(Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 6:02 to 6:14 PM)


1 Dec , 2018

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: Permit holders are quite successful in stopping mass public shootings

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s Relentless to discuss data showing that concealed handgun permit holders are actually quite successful in stopping mass public shootings.

(November 29, 2018)