30 Jan , 2017

Tunisia Victim of Shooting

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but one of the 20 worst mass public shootings, 45 of the worst 50, occurred outside the United States

Picture of victim being removed from ISIS attack in Tunisia that left 39 people dead

LAST UPDATED: January 30, 2017;  April 29, 2016 (originally posted on June 28, 2015) (Detailed discussion on Europe and the rest of the world can be found in Dr. Lott’s new book, The War on Guns.…


29 Jan , 2017

The War on Guns Gets Another Positive Review

Dr. Lott’s book “The War on Guns” was reviewed in February 2017 issue of The American Rifleman.

27 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the Wall Street Journal: Brussels Is Wrong on Guns: Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore, arm off-duty police; In what European countries can’t police carry off-duty?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Wall Street Journal.  These are just a few of the nutty things in the new EU rules on gun ownership that were approved Wednesday by a Parliamentary committee.  The full Parliament still has to vote on the bill.  Below are the rules for nine European countries on whether they will allow police to carry off-duty.  …


25 Jan , 2017

A lot of news coverage for the CPRC

Besides the extensive coverage that we received in the Associated Press, here are some of the media attention that we received.

National Review, January 25, 2017

Over at the Crime Research Prevention Center, John Lott Jr. notes that the number of “constitutional carry” states will reach 16 or 17 by the end of this year.

24 Jan , 2017

CPRC at Fox News: If you want to see academics making fools of themselves, look at Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearings

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at Fox News on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday regarding Senator Jeff Sessions.  Unfortunately, Senator Dianne Feinstein delayed the vote on Sessions citing concerns about his views on women.  The piece below addresses the objections to Sessions views on women as well as other Democrat attacks.…

24 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the Santa Fe New Mexican: Background check bill — right for New Mexico?

With the debate heating up in New Mexico over Michael Bloomberg’s push for Universal Background checks, Dr. John Lott has an op-ed in the newspaper for the state’s capitol.

Let’s say a stalker threatens a female friend of yours. She asks you if she can borrow your handgun. She is trained and has no criminal record.

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24 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the Daily Caller: BuzzFeed’s Founder Spreads False Information. I Was One Of His Victims

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller that discussed Jonah Peretti’s past of impersonating

At the moment, media outlets want nothing to do with BuzzFeed, the “news” website that published unverified, “fake” allegations against Donald Trump.  The allegations are so flimsy that even Trump’s political opponents never used them.


20 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the National Review: The New York Times’ Bogus Crime Data about Concealed-Handgun Permit Holders

Dr. John Lott has another piece at National Review about the New York Times continuing to disseminate clear false claims by the New York Times (though this could just as well be written about other publications such as The Hill):

For the fourth time in less than two years, the New York Times has run an editorial repeating blatantly false numbers to convince readers that concealed-handgun permit holders are dangerous (January 12, 2017; December 1, 2016; November 26, 2015; February 11, 2015).