Interview on Geraldo Rivera’s national radio show, January 31, 2013
Alan Dershowitz: We need objective
scientists looking at all the variables, not looking at kind of pat points
being sponsored by the NRA or supporters of the NRA, not pseudo-scientists who
come to the problem with the point of view.
We need the National Science Foundation, we need other objective
scientists looking at everything, looking at the relationship between the
amount of guns in society and the amount of crime holding constant racial
factors, financial factors, economic, all kinds of other factors. We need to learn the truth about this. We have to follow the facts and follow the
truth. And the truth doesn’t come from
the NRA, the truth doesn’t come from alleged professors who have a point of
view and who have been advocating a particular point of view about this. It comes from objective scientists. We need to know the truth, lives depend on
Geraldo Rivera: You, John Lott, are the purported or alleged professor that Alan Dershowitz is talking about. How do you respond?