John R. Lott, Jr. is an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime. He is currently the senior adviser for Research and Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Lott is also the founder and the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He is a prolific author for both academic and popular publications. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals and written nine books, including “More Guns, Less Crime,” “The Bias Against Guns,” and “Freedomnomics.” His most recent books are “Dumbing Down the Courts: How politics keeps the smartest judges off the bench” and “The War on Guns.”