24 May , 2017

5 men who kicked in a woman’s door to burglarize her home are stopped by her with her guns

Beech Bluff, Tennessee — Elsie Lee was faced with five burglars who busted down her door.  From WBBJ Channel 7 in Jackson, Tennessee on May 16, 2017.

“We were asleep, and I thought I had heard something but I wasn’t for sure,” Lee remembered. “I thought I was just dreaming something, and then I heard a big bang again.”

She knew something was not right.

24 May , 2017

On the Bill Martinez Radio Show: the heavy geographical concentration of murders and the Manchester bombing

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about the heavy geographical concentration of murders and the Manchester bombing.

(Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 10:06 to 10:30 AM)

23 May , 2017

Talk at ‘Make the Second Amendment Great Again’ Rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


Dr. John Lott gave the keynote speech at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 22.  While the talk was only about 9 minutes, he discussed a range of issues from the views of police to gun ownership, how crime rates change after gun bans, and background checks on the private transfer of guns.  …

23 May , 2017

Testifying before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on Gun-free zones

Pennsylvania House State Government Committee – at the invitation of the committee’s chair, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, Dr. John Lott discussed the issue of gun free zones in schools before a well-attended hearing by state representatives.  Because of comments during the hearing by Democrat Representative Mary Jo Daley, Dr. Lott offered to debate whoever she was able to convince to participate.…

22 May , 2017

Fox News covers our research: “Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows”

CPRC’s research is covered extensively in a new Fox News story.

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center.

19 May , 2017

In the Portland Press Herald (Maine): Gun-free campuses are magnets for murderers

Dr. John Lott co-authored an op-ed with State Representative Rich Cebra in the Portland Press Herald, Maines largest newspaper.  The piece was talked about Cebra’s legislation that would end the gun-free zone policy at the state’s public universities.  The piece starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone?

18 May , 2017

In the Orange County Register: Shooting down myths of ‘gun-free zones’ in schools

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Orange County Register (287,474 daily circulation) on the move by Democrats in California to take away local control over whether permitted concealed handguns should be allowed in K-12 schools.

Two years ago, California passed a restriction concerning concealed carry on school campuses.

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17 May , 2017

Nine defensive gun uses by people legally carrying guns over nine days

Las Vegas, Nevada, May 13, 2017, KTNV

. . .  A pit bull was shot and killed Saturday when a man walking his dogs, Tom Cope, jumped into action to protect his beloved pets.

“If I didn’t intervene, my dog would die,” Cope said.

He says he was taking his two dogs, Sergeant and Cotton, for their morning walk when the pit bull approached Sergeant, a German shepherd, in what looked like an attack mode.

16 May , 2017

On Colion Noir Live TV: Behind the Gun Sales Spike for Women and Minorities

Dr. John Lott discussed new reports show women and minorities are buying more guns with Colion Noir.on CN Live.  March 15, 2017

Colion: I just want to say something real quick before we get into our discussion and talk to our audience.  Personally, I don’t think you get enough credit for the work that you do in this industry.  

16 May , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show: federal lawmakers mark success with rules reversals of Obama Era

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about how President Trump and the Congress have had success in reversing rules from Obama Era.  Also discussed how people are suggesting having Merrick Garland as the FBI director.

(Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)