He just said that there's been a lot of research that "confirmed" his "more guns = less crime" thesis.
Too bad this is wrong.
The National Academy of Science published in 2004 a bood called "Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review" and Chapter 6 is devoted to Lott's thesis. And what did they find? From the Executive Summary we learn that:
...no credible evidence that the passage of right-to-carry laws decreases or increases violent crime.And then there's this from Johns Hopkins this year:
A large body of research has been conducted to investigate the effect of RTC laws on violence. Most notably, research led by John Lott, Jr. suggests that RTC laws have led to significant reductions in violent crime. But the research showing crime-reducing effects of RTC laws, including Lott’s, has been carefully reviewed by a National Council of Research panel of experts, and others, and has been found to have serious flaws.And yet he got on Pintek's air today.
Tells you alot about Pintek, doesn't it?