Today I interviewed Dr. John R. Lott, Jr.

Dr. Lott is an economist and a world recognized expert on guns and crime. Dr. 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 Fox News columnist.  He holds a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA.

I reached out to Dr. Lott after the mass shooting in Las Vegas and one of my listeners calling into my show yesterday and making the statement that America has “astronomically” higher gun violence than the rest of the world.  I asked him for his source in which he is basing that statement on and he could not answer me.

He may be right or he may be wrong, I just want facts to guide all of our opinions and thoughts on such controversial issues.  So I reached out to Dr. Lott to find out those facts.

We spoke about the gun violence statistics he has researched and have been published, to find out what he said please click on the following segments:

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