28 May , 2016

Greg Garrison WIBC Radio

CPRC on Greg Garrison on Katie Couric’s distortedly edited movie on gun control

John Lott talked to Greg Garrison on WIBC in Indianapolis on Katie Couric’s new movie that edits people’s comments to distorts their responses (Friday, May 27, 2016 from 11:05 to 11:30 AM).

27 May , 2016

Fox News Opinion

CRPC at Fox News: “Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry”

Hawaii is moving towards putting its list of registered gun owners in the FBI database.  Obviously, the state can only enter this data into the FBI database with the approval of the FBI and the US Department of Justice, both under the control of the Obama administration.  Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry. 


27 May , 2016

Expanded Background Check Lecture

CPRC Lecture: Who do Expanded Background Checks Really Stop from Buying Guns?

This is less than half of a lecture that Dr. John Lott gave about expanded background checks on May 22, 2016.  (The audio here is very low and to listen you will have to probably play this on high volume.)

27 May , 2016

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CPRC on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate whether prison deters criminals

Dr. John Lott from the Crime Prevention Research Center debated Baz Dreisinger from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice appeared on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate whether prison deters crime and whether prison should be abolished (Thursday, May 26, 2016).


26 May , 2016

Police picture with guns

CPRC at National Review: “When ‘Smart-Gun’ Laws Are Not So Smart”


Dr. John Lott commented on the Obama administration’s gun control conference earlier this week.  His piece starts this way:

At a White House conference on Tuesday with representatives of state and local law enforcement from all 50 states, Vice President Joe Biden asserted that an “overwhelming majority” of Americans fully support so-called smart guns — firearms that can only be fired by a particular person.

25 May , 2016

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “Is Trump Right About Hillary’s Views On Guns?”

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Daily Caller deals with the current gun debate:

The media — from fact checkers to late night talk shows — has had a field day claiming that Trump is making false statements on guns. The media ought to have lost credibility by now.

Last Friday at the NRA convention, Donald Trump forcefully repeated his challenge to Hillary Clinton on guns: “As I said before, she wants to abolish the Second Amendment.

25 May , 2016

Mike Siegel National Radio Show

CPRC on the National Mike Siegel Show: Discussing Concealed handgun laws, Gun-free zones, and Katie Couric

Dr. John Lott talked to Siegel about the benefit of concealed handgun permits, gun ownership generally, and Katie Couric’s new documentary movie on guns. (Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 11:05 PM to 12:00 AM EDT)

21 May , 2016

Associated Press Banner

CPRC quoted by the Associated Press: Commenting on lawsuits stemming from 2012 Batman Movie Theater Shooting

Associated Press, May 20, 2016

On Thursday, Cinemark Theaters won the lawsuit that had been filed against them by 27 plaintiffs — survivors and families of people killed arising out of the 2012 Batman movie theater shooting.  The jury quickly decided that “there was no way the company could have safeguarded against the attack” and is not responsible for victims’ injuries.…

20 May , 2016

Katie Couric

Katie Couric Spent almost 4 hours interviewing John Lott on film for her new Gun-Control Movie But Didn’t include Any of Lott’s Interview in the Movie

UPDATED: Post by John Lott: After over two hours of pre-interviews with Kristin Lazure, a Producer at Atlas Films, I was asked to travel to New York City to do an interview with Katie Couric for her new movie.  As Kristin put it on July 14, 2015: “we are still very much interested in interviewing you to give the film greater balance.”  During the pre-interviews, multiple times Kristin told me how much she appreciated my research and how important it was. …