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John Lott: The War on Guns

“John Lott is the nation’s preeminent expert on guns, and in ‘The War on Guns’ he has done it again.” - Mark Levin.

October 5, 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Heartland Institute
3939 N. Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Concerned about your gun rights? You should be. John Lott's latest book, The War on Guns is the essential book for defending your Second Amendment Rights – before they are taken away forever. 

In his new book, Lott offers the most thorough debunking yet of the so-called “facts,” “data,” and “arguments” of anti-gun advocates, exposing how they have repeatedly twisted or ignored the real evidence that refutes their every point.

Watch at the right sidebar to learn:
• Why gun licenses and background checks don’t stop crime
• How “gun-free” zones actually attract mass shooters
• Why Stand Your Ground laws are some of the best crime deterrents we have
• Why having background checks on private gun transfers is a bad idea
• How big-money liberal foundations and the federal government are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into “public health” studies, the sole purpose of which is to manufacture false data against guns
• How media bias and ignorance skew the gun debate—and why it will get worse
• How anti-gun activists have targeted not just the Second Amendment, but the First Amendment—all in an effort to shut down pro-gun arguments

Watch the video at right for this special event at Heartland’s Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center in which John Lott talks about protecting our second amendment rights. 

  • Speakers
    • John Lott
      Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center
      Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., is the Founder and President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. Dr. Lott 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 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 eight books, including “More Guns, Less Crime,” “The Bias Against Guns,” and “Freedomnomics.” His most recent book is “Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench.”

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