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The Unintended Consequences – An Interview with John Lott, Jr. – Episode 540

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Chuck and Mark are joined by John Lott, Jr. They focus on the violence happening across the country and the true facts about law enforcement.

Today’s show rundown:

  • The struggles getting the truth out on gun control and gun laws
  • How the media, education system, and Democrats work together to silence pro-gun research
  • How we can get our education system back on track and support diversity of thought
  • Black Lives Matter’s demands: the facts do not back their claims
  • The hard facts on police violence and why there is more crime in Democrat-led cities
  • Why Democratic policies have fueled gun sales across the country
  • What we can attribute the large spike in crime to and how to combat it


More about John Lott, Jr.:

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. is 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 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.

Connect with John Lott, Jr.:


Twitter: @johnrlottjr & @CrimeResearch1


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