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New Book: The War on Guns by John R. Lott, Jr., PH.D.

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The Sec­ond Amend­ment has no bet­ter defend­er than John Lott. What makes him so invalu­able is his abil­i­ty to go beyond philo­soph­i­cal argu­ments and to engage oppo­nents of gun own­er­ship on the facts. Through rig­or­ous research and analy­sis of data, he has been able to show in pre­vi­ous books that increased gun pos­ses­sion can actu­al­ly make peo­ple safer and reduce crime. In The War on Guns, his lat­est con­tri­bu­tion to the gun debate, he takes aim at a wide range of anti-gun shib­bo­leths and expos­es the fraud­u­lence of each one. For that, he has done his coun­try and the cause of gun rights a great ser­vice. For any­one look­ing to be armed with the truth about guns, I high­ly rec­om­mend that you add this book to your arse­nal.”
TED CRUZ, U.S. sen­a­tor, Texas

Amidst threats of ter­ror­ism, the need for John Lott’s The War on Guns and a ratio­nal debate on guns has nev­er been greater. Paris and San Bernardi­no show us that gun-free zones won’t stop ter­ror­ists. As this book doc­u­ments, these killers con- scious­ly pick tar­gets where they know vic­tims will be sit­ting ducks. Lott care­ful­ly proves that the push for more gun con­trol only makes the types of attacks that we fear more like­ly to occur. Next time you drop your child off at school, try and find the sign say­ing, ‘Gun Free Zone.’ Stop for a moment and ask your­self, ‘Does this real­ly keep my child safe?’ If you still have ques­tions, read The War on Guns.”
NEWT GINGRICH, for­mer Speak­er of the House

John Lott is the nation’s pre­em­i­nent expert on guns, and in The War on Guns he has done it again. Do mass shoot­ings occur more in the U.S. than oth­er devel­oped coun­tries? No. Did Australia’s gun laws make them safer? Hard­ly. Will back­ground checks on pri­vate trans­fers of guns make us safer? No. He destroys one myth after anoth­er. John Lott is a nation­al trea­sure.”
MARK LEVIN, con­sti­tu­tion­al lawyer, New York Times best­selling author, and host of the nation­al­ly syn­di­cat­ed radio show, The Mark Levin Show

The war on guns will nev­er end because the anti-gun zealots will nev­er raise the white flag even though the research and data in this book has sound­ly defeat­ed them. The key is to con­tin­ue to beat back their pro­pa­gan­da, mis­in­for­ma­tion, manip­u­la­tion of data, and even out­right lies, in order to pro­tect our God-giv­en right to keep and bear arms.”
SHERIFF DAVID A. CLARKE JR., sher­iff of Mil­wau­kee Coun­ty, Wis­con­sin

John Lott is the most dogged, intel­lec­tu­al­ly cred­i­ble, aca­d­e­m­ic defend­er of the right to keep and bear arms in the Unit­ed States today. He is also the chief beast in the night to the gun con­trol crowd. His works are must read­ing for those of us on the front lines in these debates. The War on Guns is his best work yet. In it, the read­er will find well-doc­u­ment­ed all the data, sta­tis­tics, prac­ti­cal, legal, and moral argu­ments one will ever need to sup­port the nat­ur­al right to self-defense. The sta­tists will fear this book. Free­dom lovers will crave it.”
HON. ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO, senior judi­cial ana­lyst Fox News Chan­nel, and Dis­tin­guished Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor of Law, Brook­lyn Law School

To para­phrase a once-famous com­mer­cial slo­gan, ‘When John R. Lott speaks, every­one lis­tens.’ Or, at least they should when this lead­ing expert on all mat­ters gun con­trol speaks out so provoca­tive­ly and per­sua­sive­ly. In his new book, Lott delves into the myr­i­ad ways in which anti-gun ‘sta­tis­tics’ and ‘research’ have been used to per­pe­trate utter false­hoods and mis­lead­ing pro­pa­gan­da. If there is to be any intel­li­gent, hon­est, and objec­tive dis­cus­sion of gun pol­i­cy in the Unit­ed States, then The War on Guns ought to be required read­ing.”
CHARLES J. GOETZ, Joseph M. Hart­field Pro­fes­sor of Law Emer­i­tus, Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia School of Law

John R. Lott is a role mod­el for those who do sci­en­tif­ic research on impor­tant prob­lems. He is objec­tive and log­i­cal. He uses the best evi­dence available—data from nat­ur­al exper­i­ments on the effects of gun regulations—to com­pare the effects of alter­na­tive poli­cies. He ful­ly dis­clos­es his analy­sis, and responds to crit­ics by con­duct­ing fur­ther research. As a result, his find­ings have per­suad­ed many peo­ple. Lott’s sci­en­tif­ic approach is the oppo­site of the advo­ca­cy research that fills many aca­d­e­m­ic jour­nals, and which the media delight in report­ing. Lott’s The War on Guns expos­es and explains the decep­tions used by gun-con­trol advo­cates. Those who want to live in a safer world will ben­e­fit from Lott’s find­ings. Of the many gun reg­u­la­tions to date, there are no sci­en­tif­ic com­par­isons that have found a reduc­tion in crime or death rates.”
PROFESSOR J. SCOTT ARMSTRONG, The Whar­ton School, Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia

We should all thank and admire John Lott for sin­gle-hand­ed­ly chang­ing the debate on guns from ill-informed rhetoric attack­ing gun own­er­ship to hard-head­ed empir­i­cal analy­sis that shows the ben­e­fits of allow­ing law abid­ing cit­i­zens to car­ry con­cealed weapons. The War on Guns con­tin­ues this debate by show­ing that the anti-gun lob­by has spent mil­lions of dol­lars mak­ing false and mis­lead­ing claims about guns. Once again, John Lott pro­vides care­ful and rig­or­ous empir­i­cal analy­sis that under­mines these claims. Kudos to John Lott for hav­ing the guts to take on the anti-gun lob­by.”
PROFESSOR WILLIAM M. LANDES, senior lec­tur­er and Clifton R. Muss­er Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus of Law & Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go Law School

John Lott is more respon­si­ble than any­one else for argu­ments that gun own­er­ship in the U.S. increas­es safe­ty and reduces crime. Arrayed against him are the entire pub­lic health estab­lish­ment and much of the media. In this book, John care­ful­ly ana­lyzes many of the argu­ments made against gun ownership—for exam­ple, there are more gun homi­cides and mass shoot­ings in the U.S. than else­where, back­ground checks reduce gun harms, “Stand Your Ground” laws harm African Amer­i­cans and increase crime—and shows using both sta­tis­ti­cal and anec­do­tal evi­dence that they are incor­rect. He also shows that wealthy oppo­nents of gun own­er­ship (such as Michael Bloomberg) finance much fal­la­cious “pub­lic health” research on the effects of guns. Any­one inter­est­ed in the gun debate should read this book, and oppo­nents of gun own­er­ship have an intel­lec­tu­al oblig­a­tion to con­front the argu­ments.”
PROFESSOR PAUL H. RUBIN, Samuel Can­dler Dobbs Pro­fes­sor of Eco­nom­ics, Emory Uni­ver­si­ty

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