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The Truth Behind Gun Crime and Gun Laws- An Interview with John Lott- Ep. 347

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., is an economist and a world recognized expert on guns and crime. He returns to Blunt Force Truth to talk about the factors that are not considered in gun and gun crime statistics. There are many reasons for distorted gun-related statistics and Dr. Lott breaks these down and explains them.

Chuck and Mark ask Dr. Lott about the statistics on gun-free zones, mass shootings, and concealed carry. Dr. Lott explains how these three topics are dependent on each other and he shares the statistics that support his explanation. The discussion on gun-free zones and mass shootings leads them back to the reasons for distorted gun statistics.

The trio also talk about other research organizations that put out distorted reports and their promotion of the liberal agenda. They then discuss the lack of research organizations protecting the second amendment, law enforcement, and other issues that have been skewed by the left.


About Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.:

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.

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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Dr. Lott on Twitter @JohnRLottJr.

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