John Lott, Ph.D
President, Crime Prevention Research Center
Gun Control Myths
The CPRC was founded by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime.
Lott has held research or teaching positions at various academic institutions including the University of Chicago, Yale University, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, and Rice University, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988-1989. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.
Nobel laureate Milton Friedman noted: “John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.”
He is a columnist for Fox News and Townhall. com. Lott is a prolific author for both academic and popular publications. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and this is his tenth book.
His previous books include “More Guns, Less Crime,” “The Bias Against Guns,” “Freedomnomics,” “Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench,” “The War on Guns,” and “Gun Control Myths.”
What are some of the big gun control myths?
94% of the mass public shooting in the United States are in areas where guns are banned
It is about as easy to stop criminals from getting guns as it is to stop them from getting illegal drugs
Faults with background checks
33% of black males are legally prohibited from owning guns
Do background checks look at the pharmaceutical drugs people are taking?
How the United States mass shooting rate compares to the rates of other countries?
Will gun advocates be more challenged if Biden is elected in November?
How the judicial system is in gridlock?
Liberals vs. conservatives on the topic of gun control
John Lott PhD on Gun Control Myths, August 10, 2020