Who Is John Lott?

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When the Ol' Perfessor aka Glenn Reynolds aka "Instapundit" wrote an op-ed for USA Today (aka McNewspaper) about how we should get rid of gun-free zones, his first witness was author William Burroughs, whose weaponry expertise is limited to shooting his wife in the forehead while drunk.  


His second witness was gun "expert" John Lott.  If you watch the 24 hour news channels, Lott is on a lot these days.  He's hawking his book, More Guns, Less Crime, which — as you can imagine — is a favorite of conservatives.  But here's all you need to know about John Lott: he's the Dick Morris of gun control statistics.  He's basically an academic fraud.

Here he is sparring with Soledad: