Truth is hard to find these days. Reporting on gun violence in this country is some of the worst than on any other subject. The media focuses on emotion and questionable statistics, the government focus on its own priorities can obfuscate the truth, and the numbers being reported are often manipulated to fit a left wing narrative. The American people, and especially survivors of the victims of mass shootings deserve the truth, unmolested by political and ideological talking points. Finding the truth is the only way effective approaches to ending these crimes can be developed and up to this point, only falsehoods that lead to ineffective policy proposals seem to get any attention. Without the fact-based truth, sound and effective policies will never be developed or implemented. My guest today is Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., an economist and a world-recognized expert on guns and crime. During the Trump administration, he served as the Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics in the Office of Justice Programs and then the Office of Legal Policy in the U.S. Department of Justice. Lott has held research or teaching positions at various academic institutions and his recent article The Truth About Mass Shootings, shines a bright light on this subject.