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Illegal Immigration & Increasing Crime – an Interview with Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. – Episode 305

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., is an economist and a world recognized expert on guns and crime. On the podcast, he talks about illegal immigration’s impact on crime in the U.S. They explore statistical evidence that proves how big of a problem this is, based on a recent study in Arizona. They also discuss how the media and Democrats are misrepresenting the problem, including the debates going on in Congress about DACA.

They cover the left’s outrageous claims about “school shootings,” often reaching well past the facts for the sake of a sensational story.

About the guest:

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., 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 contributor to The Hill newspaper and a Fox News columnist. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA and is currently a contributor to The Hill newspaper and 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 nine books, including More Guns, Less Crime, The Bias Against Guns, and Freedomnomics. His most recent books are Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench and The War on Guns.

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 28th most downloaded in the world. He is also a frequent writer of op-eds.

Lott is the founder and president of the non-profit Crime Prevention Research Center. To learn more about the organization and read about real gun and crime statistics, visit

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