16 May , 2017

In the Hill Newspaper: How gun control advocates play the mainstream media for suckers

Dr. John Lott has his newest piece in The Hill newspaper on fake news in the media.  It starts this way:

Time-after-time, the New York Times and other publications have repeated the same false claim that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous.

This claim will continue to be made as debate heats up over reciprocity, which would allow concealed handgun permits to be used across states like driver’s licenses.

16 May , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss how geographically concentrated murders are in the US

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the CPRC’s new research on the geographic concentration of murders in the US.

(Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

14 May , 2017

On the Michael Dukes Show to discuss evidence on more guns, less crime

Dr. John Lott was on the Michael Dukes Show in Anchorage, Alaska about the debate that more guns mean less crime as well as gun-free zones.

(Friday, May 12, 2017, from 11:24 to 11:43 AM)

13 May , 2017

After Ohio law passed last December, University becomes first school in state to allow permitted concealed handguns on campus

Cedarville University (3,760 students) has become the first university in Ohio to allow employees with concealed handguns permits to carry their handgun on campus.  The university is located in Dayton, Ohio.  From the Dayton Daily News:

The policy allows full-time employees to complete an application process to exercise their rights to carry, according to a news release.

12 May , 2017

On WINA’s Schilling Show to discuss the new Georgia law allowing campus carry

Dr. John Lott was on the Rob Schilling Show in Charlotteville, Virginia to discuss the new Georgia law allowing campus carry. Obviously a hot topic at the University of Virginia.
(Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 1:30 to 1:41 PM)

12 May , 2017

CPRC in the News: Townhall.com, America’s 1st Freedom, Outdoor Life, PJ Media, and many others

Townhall, April 27, 2017

As gun scholar John R. Lott Jr. notes, “Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States. And there has been good reason for allowing it — police virtually always arrive after an attack has occurred.

“Police are very important to fighting crime,” Lott stresses, “but stopping mass shootings is a uniquely difficult challenge.

11 May , 2017

CPRC’s Research on the Geographic Concentration of Murders Covered Extensively by Breitbart

Breitbart (May 10, 2017) had a long discussion on our recent research about the geographic concentration of murders in the US.

A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the lowest rates of gun ownership. .

10 May , 2017

CPRC’s research covered in Fox News: “More black women turning to guns for self-defense”

A news article at Fox News discusses our research on blacks and women getting concealed handgun permits.

Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied. . . .

John Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center, published data in July showing a general upward trend in the percentage of people with permits to carry a concealed firearm are women in seven states — including Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Louisiana.

9 May , 2017

On WIBC’s Greg Garrison on the state of the gun control debate at the federal and state level

Dr. John Lott talked with Greg Garrison on the state of the gun control debate at the federal and state level.

(Wednesday, May 2, 2017, from 12:35 to 1:00 PM)

8 May , 2017

In The Hill newspaper: “Democratic double standard on guns hurts the poor”

Dr. John Lott has started as a contributor for The Hill newspaper, which is read by members of Congress and their staff, though it has a somewhat broader audience.  Lott’s first piece is on the Democrats consistently pushing fees and taxes that make it difficult for poor people, particularly minorities, to buy guns for protection.  …