30 Jan , 2017

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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.…

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29 Dec , 2016

Is Politifact really the organization that should be fact checking Facebook on gun related facts?

If gun control advocates were more confident with their arguments, presumably they wouldn’t have to so grossly exaggerate their numbers.  On December 27th, 2016 Politifact evaluated this claim that there are 7 children a day who die from guns, and Politifact’s Chris Nichols concluded that this claim by Congresswoman Jackie Speier that “more than seven children PER DAY have died from gun violence” was “mostly true.”

Politifact relies on a quote from the Brady Campaign’s website: “Every day, 7 children and teens die from gun violence.” The website notes that it crunched CDC data for children and young people through age 19.…

28 Dec , 2016

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States with larger percent black populations do seem to be seeing larger percent increases in background checks for guns

With gun sales continuing to increase after the November 8th general election, many have pointed to the increase in gun sales to blacks, though the evidence has been anecdotal.  NBC News contacted gun storeowners who reported seeing up to four times as many black and minority customers.  The National African-American Gun Association saw a 7% increase in members just over the Thanksgiving weekend.…

17 Nov , 2016

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NEW CPRC Research gets attention in Fox News: “White police officers don’t unfairly target black suspects, study says”

John Lott at the CPRC and Carl Moody at the College of William & Mary and the CPRC have a new study on police shootings (a copy of the study is available here).  Fox News had a top of the page news story about our study:

The day after a Minnesota cop was charged in the July shooting death of a black man, an in-depth study purported to show race generally does not play a role in police shootings.

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31 Jul , 2016

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New Book: The War on Guns

What are people saying about the book?

“The Second Amendment has no better defender than John Lott. What makes him so invaluable is his ability to go beyond philosophical arguments and to engage opponents of gun ownership on the facts. Through rigorous research and analysis of data, he has been able to show in previous books that increased gun possession can actually make people safer and reduce crime.

27 Jul , 2016

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CPRC research covered in the Washington Times, Breitbart, and Townhall: “Concealed carry permits at all-time high Women, minorities fasting-growing groups seeking license”

The Washington Times article started this way:

Nearly 14.5 million Americans are now licensed to carry a concealed handgun — a jump of 1.73 million in just a year, according to new research that says women and black Americans are among the most eager to sign up.

More than 6 percent of the adult population in the U.S.

26 Jul , 2016

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New Study: Over 14.5 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw the largest increase ever in the number of permits

The CPRC has new issue of our annual report on the number of concealed handgun permits in the US.  A copy of the report is available here.  Past reports can be viewed here.  Part of the executive summary is shown here:

During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 14.5 million – a 215% increase since 2007.

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30 Jun , 2016

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CPRC in the American Journal of Epidemiology: “What do we know about the Association between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-related Injuries”

CPRC President John Lott, CPRC Academic Board Member Carl Moody and CPRC Research Direction John Whitley had a letter in the June 16th issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology to point out errors in a recent paper in the journal by J. Santaella-Tenorio, A. Cerdá M, Villaveces, and Sandro Galea.…

28 Jun , 2016

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NEW CPRC research: Do economists and criminologists differ in their views of firearms’ effects on crime and suicide?

Regulation (Summer 2016) has published some new research by John Lott and Gary Mauser on “Do economists and criminologists differ in their views of firearms’ effects on crime and suicide?”   A copy of the article is available here.

12 May , 2016

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18 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 21 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

CPRC has found that there are 18 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above. Some require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm. Here is the breakdown of those Capitols.  …

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