23 Nov , 2015

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At least 40 School Districts in Ohio allow Teachers to Carry Permitted Concealed Handguns

WKRC-TV Channel 12 in Cincinnati reports:

. . . In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training.

The teachers and administrators train side by side with local law enforcement and paramedics at John Benner’s Tactical Defense Institute.

23 Nov , 2015

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Even DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier says Civilians Should Shoot Mass Public Shooters “Before Police Can Get There”

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier on 60 Minutes about active shooters —   “If you’re in a position to try to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.”  Yet, according to Emily Miller, the chief investigative reporter for Fox News Channel 5 in DC, DC has only granted 45 concealed handgun permits.…

22 Nov , 2015

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CPRC in the News around the Country: From Jacksonville to Houston to San Francisco

The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Florida), Saturday, November 21, 2015

From the start, the controversy over Stand Your Ground laws has included discussions of race.

Critics have said they favor white defendants who claim self-defense against black people. . . . .

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and someone who has long contended that more guns will lead to reduced crime, said the law protects minorities.

22 Nov , 2015

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Surge in applications for concealed handgun permits since Paris Terrorist Attack

Currently there are about 13 million concealed handgun permits in the US, about 5.2% of the adult population.  With people thinking of the terrorist attacks in Paris, there has been a significant increase in applications for concealed handgun permits.  But even a doubling of permits will leave the US well below the percent of the adult population in Israel with permits, but it would still increase the odds that someone would be available to stop a killer intent on killing many people.…

20 Nov , 2015

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “Hillary Clinton Locks Up The Gun-Grabber Vote”

John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

On Thursday night, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence honored Hillary Clinton with the first ever Cuomo Visionary Award, named after the late New York Governor Mario Cuomo. The Brady Center gave her the award because“she has demonstrated a clear commitment in support of our efforts to ‘finish the job’” for the gun control and, “there is nobody who has done more to lead us there than Hillary Clinton.”

Clinton has surely fought for this recognition, making gun control a central issue of her 2016 presidential campaign.

20 Nov , 2015

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CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM discussing the terrorist attacks in Paris and what can be done to stop future ones

John Lott talked to George Noory about the increase in gun sales and the terrorist attacks in Paris and what can be done to stop future ones (Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 1:09 to 1:12 AM).

George Noory’s show is heard by over 2.75 million people.

19 Nov , 2015

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CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “As Paris Attacks Show, Europe In Denial About Gun Rights”

John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily is available here.

French citizens were sitting ducks last Friday. For at least 10 uninterrupted minutes, terrorists mowed down attendants at Paris’ Bataclan Concert Hall. In five other coordinated attacks, terrorists were given far too much time to go about their business.

19 Nov , 2015

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Debates on concealed carry on campus at University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University were standing room only: Video of UT Debate available

Sources mentioned in debate: References to other research available here.  Accidental shootings on college campuses by concealed handgun permit holders is here.  Revocation rates for college age students compared to other permit holders is here.  Correcting Bloomberg’s claims on gun-free zones is available here.

On Tuesday this past week, John Lott had two debates at Texas universities — the University of Texas at Austin from noon to 1 PM (the first two picture) and St.…

19 Nov , 2015

Utility worker grabs own gun to kill armed man who tried to rob him, St. Louis County

Utility worker in St. Louis County uses his permitted concealed handgun to stop armed robber

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about an incident in North St. Louis County:

Police say three contractors for ADB Utility Co. were working on water lines near that intersection when an armed robber approached two of the workers who were standing near a company truck.

The robber took wallets from the two men, 49 and 58 years old, at gunpoint before turning his attention to a third man, 22, nearby, police said.

18 Nov , 2015


CPRC on KABC’s McIntyre In The Morning to discuss the ISIS terrorist attack in Paris

John Lott spoke to Doug McIntyre and Terri-Rae Elmer about whether France’s response of putting more soldiers on Paris streets (Monday, November 16, 2015 from 9:36 to 9:43 AM).