30 Sep , 2014

For Coast-to-Coast AM listeners: information on “Dumbing Down the Courts”

Reviews and debates on my book Dumbing Down the Courts is available here.

30 Sep , 2014

CPRC in the Washington Times: More evidence that the high costs of concealed handgun permits disarms poor blacks

This valuable data shows the gross disparity in concealed handgun permits by race and income in Chicago. Besides the $650 to get a permit (fees and training costs), one can’t take the handguns with them on public transportation and there are no shooting ranges to train within Chicago. Both the fees and the lack of training facilities in Chicago make it particularly difficult for poor blacks to get a permit.…

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30 Sep , 2014

CPRC on Charles Butler’s national radio show, talking about Illinois’ new concealed handgun law

John Lott appeared on Charles Butler’s national radio show on Monday to discuss gun control (available here). The discussion was on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 9:05 to 9:30 AM.

27 Sep , 2014

CPRC at the Gun RIghts Policy Conference

Here is an audio of John Lott’s talk at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago on September 27th. Lott’s presentation focused on some of the misinformation being put out by Michael Bloomberg and the Obama administration.

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26 Sep , 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek cites CPRC study on the number of concealed handgun permits

The piece by Joel Rosenblatt notes the comparison our recent study made between the explosion in concealed handgun permits and dropping murder rates:

Gun control advocates say that math is dangerous, because without stringent permitting, the odds go up that guns will fall into the wrong hands.
“The more guns you have in public spaces, the more likely you are to have altercations between people that become deadly,” Mike McLively, a lawyer at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, said in an interview.

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25 Sep , 2014

CPRC in the Brown University Daily Herald on the University of Rhode Island move to arm campus police

The article in the Brown Daily Herald discussed our recent study that college age permit holders are extremely law-abiding:

But John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said he supports URI’s decision. “It’s hard for me to fathom why people wouldn’t want to let police officers carry guns,” he added.

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25 Sep , 2014

CPRC discussed in new Forbes article: “How Bloomberg’s Million-Dollar Desire For Gun Control Is Backfiring”

The article today in Forbes starts this way and is highly recommended:

With the midterms just over a month away New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending at least $50 million to make his gun-control agenda part of this election. His gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety has endorsed more than 100 federal and state candidates.

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23 Sep , 2014

DC handgun regulations look likely to be most restrictive concealed carry law in country

A copy of DC’s proposed concealed handgun law is available here: License to Carry a Pistol Temporary Amendment Act of 2014.

The training requirement is at least as restrictive as Illinois, with “at least 16 hours of training,” two hours of which are range time.

The fee is yet to be determined: “To establish all application forms, investigation procedures, background checks, and fees necessary to process an application for a license pursuant to sections 6 and 6a of this act.”

The list of places where carry is prohibited is very extensive.  …

22 Sep , 2014

CPRC at the Utah State Sheriff’s Association Meeting in St. George, Utah

John Lott will be speaking for two hours starting at 3:15 PM MDT in the main auditorium at the Utah State Sheriff’s Association Meeting on Tuesday.