John Lott

Aug 5, 2011
As I have often written, after a right-to-carry guns law has been passed, people often wonder what all the fuss was all about.
Here is an interesting front page article in the Detroit Free Press by Dawson Bell and Gina Damron.
The quotes on people who thought that there...

Jul 11, 2011
Just between three states (Pennsylvania, Florida, and Texas) there are over 2.1 million permit holders. Dave Fehling at KHOU Channel 11 News in Houston asks if Texas is safer with more people licensed to carry:The Texas legislature has passed a bill allowing employees to...

Jul 8, 2011
India is trying to tackle piracy. It would be a lot cheaper if India let sailors use guns, instead of paying ransoms or turning over shipments.
At least by allowing armed security guards the government recognizes the benefits of self-defense. From The Hindu newspaper:In...

Jun 14, 2011
There are several things to understand about how the Brady Law background check process works. And more to learn about how it doesn't work.
At gun stores or other registered dealers, would-be buyers have to fill out a form asking whether there are any criminal convictions...

Jun 8, 2011
The Castle Doctrine has cleared two people arrested in St. Louis, Mo., for fatally shooting an intruder, according to a report in, a St. Louis news website. The Castle doctrine designates one's residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such...

May 18, 2011
So what do you do if the government can't protect your from crime? Well, in Mexico, it is pretty hard for you to do much of anything, legally.
Here's another point. Apparently I don't live next to the cool U.S. gun stores touted in this article. If the Mexican drug gangs...

Apr 26, 2011
Not only has Florida now issued over 1.95 million permits since October 1, 1987, but as of the March 31 of this year, there were 801,219 active permit holders.Since Jan. 1, 2008, only four permit holders have had their permits revoked for a firearms violation ( utilized is...

Apr 15, 2011
Ontario police recently shut down a portion of a major highway for an entire night because of a minor police call involving someone who owned registered guns, according to the Toronto Sun.
The big offense turned out to be that trigger locks weren't properly attached to...

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