23 Jul , 2016

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CPRC on 50,000 watt WWL’s Think Tank with Don Dubuc the views of Police on Private Gun Ownership

Dr. John Lott talked to host Don Dubuc about a recent poll by the National Association of Chiefs of Police and another 2013 survey by PoliceOne show strong support for gun ownership (Friday, July 22, 2016 from 12:10 to 12:30 PM).

22 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in The Weekly Standard: “When the subject is guns, politics trumps history,” reviewing Pamela Haag’s book “The Gunning of America”

Shots Fired
When the subject is guns, politics trumps history.
AUG 01, 2016 | By JOHN R. LOTT JR.

Pamela Haag calls gun makers “merchants of death.” And America’s love affair with guns, she says, didn’t really start until the late 1800s, when the “merchants of death” convinced Americans that they wanted guns.

17 Jul , 2016

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New Survey of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs in the United States Shows Strong Support for Concealed Carry and Gun Ownership

86.4% of the US’s Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs “support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits.”

76% of those same heads of departments believe that “qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity.”

The entire survey is available here: NACOP survey results 2016.  A 2013 Survey of Police by PoliceOne found similar results (available here).…

14 Jul , 2016


Some recent concealed carry permit holders who have stopped recent violent crime


Augusta, Maine, June 26, 2016 (WCSH, NBC Channel 6 in Portland)

Augusta Police say two bystanders legally armed with handguns stepped in during a shooting incident at a Walmart in Augusta.

Police say four suspects were taken into custody by police Sunday after allegedly firing gunshots in the parking lot of a Walmart.

14 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the Washington Post and Politifact on Obama’s claims about the ease of teenagers getting guns

“We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.”

— Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in a speech at a memorial service in Dallas

Both Washington Post and Politifact interviewed Dr.…

13 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the Washington Post: Guns and Suicides

In an article that spends most of its time quoting gun control advocates’ claims that gun ownership leads to suicide, one paragraph at the end of their long piece offered an alternative view by John Lott.

These laws are wrongfully “assuming guns actually contribute to suicide,” according to John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which advocates for gun rights.

13 Jul , 2016

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CPRC on the Larry Elder Show to discuss an article in the Los Angeles Times on gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry Elder on his national radio show about a recent article in the Los Angeles Times that claimed that defensive gun use in stopping mass public shootings was a myth. (Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:32 to 7:50 PM).

Larry Elder: “John Lott is one of my favorite guests.  

13 Jul , 2016

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CPRC in the Los Angeles Times: Yes, gun-free zones are targets — and research proves it

Dr. John Lott had a letter to the editor in the Los Angeles Times responding to an error filled op-ed by gun control advocates Evan DeFilippis and Devin Hughes, who appear to be part of the Bloomberg funded gun control network.

To the editor: Evan DeFilippis’ and Devin Hughes’ op-ed article defending gun control and criticizing my research is filled with flaws.

13 Jul , 2016

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CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show on Obama’s call for more gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about Obama’s push for gun control in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five police officers in Dallas. (Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:05 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is listened to by over 2.75 million people.

12 Jul , 2016

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A note on Obama’s claim about how easy it is for a teenager to obtain a gun

During his memorial address this afternoon by President Obama in Dallas he had this to say: “We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than it is to get his hands on a computer or even a book” (see 1:14:10 into the clip).…