Crime Prevention Research Center on Fox News & Hannity’s Radio Show

John Lott
John Lott

U.S.A.-( It has been a difficult week, but hopefully, we have made some difference in the debate. In the twenty years that I have discussed guns in the media, I don’t believe that I have seen such media bias. CNN, MSNBC, and programs such as Meet the Press have panels where everyone agrees with each other on the issue of guns. News articles make no attempt at balance, and their outlets refuse to publish letters even when it is clear that the reporters had made mistakes.

Still, the appearance on Sean Hannity’s television show this past Wednesday was particularly valuable. Working with Hannity’s producers at Fox News we were able to put together an information-packed few minute presentation about the impact that gun bans and right-to-carry laws have on crime rates. The appearance on Fox Business also went very well. One of the interviews on Turkish television was particularly amusing. After making several false claims about crime rates in the UK and other places, the interviewer was forced to say “Statistics aside…” before going on with a question about emotions. There were a couple television interviews that I did with the BBC, but I wasn’t able to get copies of them.

I did two interviews this past week on the Sean Hannity Radio show. His show has over 12.5 million listeners, and both interviews went very well. They gave people a perspective on a range of issues from how the US compares to other countries in terms of mass public shootings, the mental health debate over these killers, and the debate over new gun control laws. We did other interviews on other national radio shows such as Larry Elder, Laura Ingraham, Jim Bohannon, Sandy Rios, and Coast-to-Coast AM. I haven’t had a chance to post all of our interviews yet (such as the Lars Larson show), but hopefully I will get to those soon.

Over the last two-and-a-half weeks we have published 8 op-ed pieces. l think that some of them turned out particularly well. The one at Fox News explained that the US is relatively safe compared to most of the world, even Europe, in terms of mass public shootings. Other pieces that we had at National Review and The Hill have responded to claims in the New York Times about what gun control laws we should adopt. An op-ed that we had in the Detroit News discussed new research that we had done on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are in terms of driving (our research also got picked up by Fox News in a news article).

At least before the Las Vegas massacre, we also get some new promising research done. But I will save that for a future email. The Kindle version of my book, “The War on Guns,” is still on temporary sale at Amazon for just $1.99!

For information on activities at the Crime Prevention Research Center, here is a link to our “info deck.” Please view in full-screen mode and scroll using the arrow buttons at the bottom of the screen.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, from 5:05 to 6:00 PM

Friday, October 6, 2017, from 4:05 to 4:30 PM

About Crime Prevention Research Center:

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) is a research and education organization dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety; educating the public on the results of such research; and supporting other organizations, projects, and initiatives that are organized and operated for similar purposes.


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Lott’s book isn’t $1.99 but still $9.99.


Well if there is a 100 million of us gun owners we better start para militarized large groups so that we can be well prepared to fight this war that left seems to want, I for one am not going to give my guns up to nobody, they are part of and who I am and do not apologize to nobody at anytime for the way I feel !!


Mark, you forget that 88.64 million people in England and Australia surrendered their rights to self defense. The same can happen here if we allow the anti-gun progressives to control the conversation and we set foot on that slippery slope of giving up our rights piecemeal. Today, in Australia and England, and members of the EU nations, the movement, fueled by the tremendous rise in crime and terrorism, is to demand back the rights which the people once had. In many ways, we always seem to be swimming against the current. We are losing our rights while former citizens of… Read more »


Using liberal logic (?), we should ban the tool and pity the perp. I’ve never heard a call to ban vehicles, rope, gasoline, bow and arrows, etc. Will they ever learn that you can’t legislate morality or sanity?? No.


How many are severely injured or killed by falling in bathtubs and showers or when riding bicycles and skateboards or when roller and ice skating or drowning when swimming or boating?

Jim Macklin

Mass public killing does not require guns to have a big death toll.
Gasoline has been used to kill hundreds when a night club was fire-bombed with all the exits in flames.
In parts of the world, knives used by one attacker have killed more than fifty people in a single incident.
Firearms are often te only effective means of defense against and when such defensive weapons are available teh mass part of the killing doesn’t happen and thus isn’t reported.

Mark Are

Why should a hundred million of us give up rights (which by the way is not possible) because of one madman? Or two madmen? Or three madmen? Or 10? Or 100? Seriously…there is ONE entity that wants us disarmed so that they can rob us easier, murder us easier and do what ever they want with us with absolutely no recourse. GOVERNMENT. Just look at history and ask yourself…just because we live in the USA, do you not suppose GOVERNMENT will not rob, rape and kill you just because of the man made lines drawn on a map? Oh wait…Let’s… Read more »

Wild Bill

Mark, You forgot the dog. The U.S. Marshal Service shot his dog, too!