America’s Problem with Guns – Episode 107

February 9, 2015

Economist, gun rights advocate and author Dr. John Lott, Jr. is well known for his views on gun rights and ownership. In this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck Woolery and Mark Young talk to Mr. Lott about his views on run rights, his books, and how statistics from around the world make a strong case for legal gun ownership.

The show also delves into the media’s bias against guns, the issue of gun free zones, how progressives are moving to reduce gun ownership in America, and what progressives stand to gain from this change.

From His Website:

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 is currently a Fox News columnist.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.

Lott is a prolific author for both academic and popular publications. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and written eight books, including “More Guns, Less Crime,” “The Bias Against Guns,” and “Freedomnomics.” His most recent book is “Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench.”

Nobel laureate Milton Friedman noted: “John Lott has few equals as a perceptive analyst of controversial public policy issues.” He has been one of the most productive and cited economists in the world (during 1969 to 2000 he ranked 26th worldwide in terms of quality adjusted total academic journal output, 4th in terms of total research output, and 86th in terms of citations). Among economics, business and law professors his research is currently the 25th most downloaded in the world. He is also a frequent writer of op-eds.

After listening to the show, you can learn more about these issues at Mr. Lott’s website:

Crimeresearch.org. You can also follow Mr. Lott on Twitter @JohnRLottJr.

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