Four years ago the local conservative think tank Center of the American Experiment (CAE) brought a lecturer from the University of Chicago named John Lott to speak at a luncheon. Lott, who is underwritten by the same John M. Olin Foundation that partially underwrites the CAE, gave a speech titled "More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws," which also happens to be the title of his 1998 book. Though counterintuitive, Lott's thesis that arming the populace would make us all safer dominated the gun debate at that time,... More >>>