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.
The Wall Street Journal ran a lead letter that extensively discussed the Crime Prevention Research Center’s work. The letter appeared as follows:
Regarding James P. O’Neill and Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s “Don’t Mess With New York’s Gun Laws” (op-ed, March 24): The authors say that “more than 230 concealed-carry permit holders in various states have been convicted of .
Aviation Pros, March 9, 2017 (Helping the media putting numbers in perspective by providing the total number of concealed handgun permit holders.)
Gun discoveries at the nation’s airports jumped 28 percent between 2015 and last year when 3,391 firearms made it to checkpoints in carry-on bags, an average of more than nine per day.
Ted Nugent has an op-ed in Newsweek on the 4th Circuit’s decision on Maryland’s Assault Weapon ban where he discusses CPRC’s research.
The statistics from every crime study known to man, including the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program and Dr. John Lott’s exhaustive research for the Crime Prevention Research Center and for his book The War on Guns, demonstrate that from the time President Clinton signed the knee-jerk, feel-good, counterproductive, so-called assault weapons ban many years ago, nothing has changed in the use of all long guns, including every rifle and shotgun design there is.
Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia), Saturday, February 11, 2017
. . . According to a 2015 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of women who applied for concealed-carry permits rose 270 percent between 2007 and 2015.
Men’s applications increased 156 percent over the same period.
Jefferson believes the number of gun-carrying women will only increase.
Walter Williams’ latest national column on policing:
To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that black police officers in San Francisco and Philadelphia are likelier than whites to shoot and use force against black suspects.
Daily Post (Los Alamos, New Mexico), February 6, 2017
Persons supporting this bill have have argued that this bill would prevent violent gun crimes. Let’s look at the crime statistics from states that have adopted similar legislation. Dr. John Lott Jr., found in his research, that these states have an increase in their murder rates of 49 percent and robberies increased by 75 percent.
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.
Fox Business, January 9, 2017; Yahoo News!, January 9, 2017; Yahoo Finance!, January 9, 2017
“Quite simply, the Ft. Lauderdale airport is a gun-free zone,” Pratt stated. “In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center reports that ‘Florida is one of only six states that completely ban concealed carry at airports.’” .