On Wednesday April 10, thanks to the generous support from Leon Drolet, GlockStore.com, and April Innovative Activism funds, the Young Americans for Liberty Chapter at the University of Michigan were able to host renowned gun rights spokesman John Lott. Alongside, John Lott's presentation, there was also a free raffle to anyone who attended the event for a $500 voucher to purchase anything of their choice from GlockStore.com. Glock Store generously provided us with the donation for the event.
In preparation for the event, YAL at the University of Michigan posted and handed out flyers profusely before the event. Our chapter also sent our Vice President Derek Magill on a local radio show, Clarkscast, in order to promote the event. Furthermore, we teamed up with YAL's sister organization, Campaign for Liberty, who agreed to cosponsor the event and promote it to its members across the state of Michigan.
John Lott's presentation was entitled, "More Guns, Less Crime" after his bestselling novel. In the presentation, Dr. Lott discussed the argument that is often made in regards to gun control that it would make our streets safer. He then set out on debunking the argument, showing real world examples from Chicago to the United Kingdom. Over the hour and half long presentation he poured over countless studies and examples that showed giving the average individual easy access to guns would indeed reduce the overall violence and crime rate in a society.The event was a huge success, with a head count at 205 people in attendance!