25 Apr , 2017

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders

You can examine the picture of the US counties in more detail by opening it in a new tab.

The Distribution of murders

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.…

24 Apr , 2017

Talk in Atlanta at the NRA Annual Meeting on Sunday April 30th

On Sunday, April 30th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Dr. John Lott will be giving a talk at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The talk will be held in Room B311.

The Truth About Guns: From Bloomberg’s Push for Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns to the Impact of Gun Ownership on Crime Rates
Michael Bloomberg’s big push has been on background checks on the private transfers of guns.  

24 Apr , 2017

In the Philadelphia Inquirer: Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on a bill before the Pennsylvania state Senate on allowing permitted concealed handguns in public schools.

Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training.


24 Apr , 2017

Book signing at the NRA convention this coming weekend in Atlanta

Dr. John Lott will be signing copies of his new book, The War on Guns, at the NRA convention this coming Sunday, April 30th at 11:30 AM at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The signing area for the NRA Annual Meeting is located on the 3rd floor directly across from Room B312.  …

22 Apr , 2017

On Right Hook Radio Show discussing increasing crime in urban areas, Obama administration claims of police racism

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Hook on WCTC-AM in New Jersey about the increasing crime in urban areas, the impact of the Obama administration’s claims of systematic racism by police in the US, and the benefits of concealed handgun permits.

(Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:20 to 2:44 PM)

Part 1

Part 2


21 Apr , 2017

In the Daily Caller: “Sessions Didn’t Disrespect Hawaii, He Raised An Important Question”

Dr. Lott has a new piece in the Daily Caller

The media is apoplectic that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has criticized the federal judge in Hawaii who suspended President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on visas and refugees.  Sessions offending statement? “I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the President of the U.S.

20 Apr , 2017

Interview with America’s 1st Freedom: “John Lott Q&A: Debunking Media Spin On Guns And Domestic Violence”

Dr. John Lott has an interview today with America’s 1st Freedom about claims regarding gun ownership and domestic violence.

When a violent husband barged into a California elementary school last week and killed his wife, a special needs student and himself, the media had a heyday. While most in the “mainstream” press basically ignored the fact that the murder-suicide was in a gun-free zone in the state with the most restrictive gun laws, writers and editors were quick to spout off “research” about domestic violence and guns.


18 Apr , 2017

CPRC in the News: The Daily Caller, The Blaze, Al Jazeera, TV Insider, and many others

The Daily Caller, April 17, 2017; Daily Signal, April 18, 2017; News Max, April 18, 2017

“I expect murders to fall,” Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott told TheDCNF. “How they fall is a different question. The people who generally obeyed the ban were law-abiding citizens and not the criminals.”

He noted that drug gangs – which are frequently the shooters in D.C.

18 Apr , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show about Chicago’s Crime Problem: 29 People Shot in Under 18 hours

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about Chicago’s continued crime problems.

(Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

17 Apr , 2017

Dr. Lott receives Award from the National Association of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs

Dr. John Lott has just received the George Washington Award from the National Association of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs (NACOPS).  Lott is the second person to receive this award.  The first was Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, a member of the board of directors for the Crime Prevention Research Center.  Dr.…