Less Guns, More Lawsuits


John Lott, the controversial scholar and data-cruncher, has sued "Freakonomics" author Steven Levitt for defamation. Levitt claimed that other scholars have failed to confirm Lott's research on conceal-and-carry laws.

Hat tip: Tim Lambert, who has more posts about the stormy Lott-Levitt relationship.

Reason's Jacob Sullum and Michael W. Lynch interviewed Lott in 2000, and Julian Sanchez broke a big story on Lott for the magazine in 2003.