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.

31 Mar , 2017

In the Wall Street Journal on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are

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 .


16 Mar , 2017

CPRC in the News: Yahoo! News, Legal Insurrection, PJ Media, Florida Weekly, Aviation Pros, Dayton Daily News, and many others

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.

23 Feb , 2017

CPRC in Newsweek on the Assault Weapon ban

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.

17 Feb , 2017

CPRC in the News: Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia), PoliZette, Western Journalism, Southern, and others

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.

15 Feb , 2017

CPRC research mentioned in Walter Williams’ latest column: Pawns of liberals, to the detriment of their safety

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.

7 Feb , 2017

CPRC in the News: Washington Free Beacon, San Antonio Express-News, and other

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.

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.

14 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the Associated Press: “packing guns on statehouse grounds”

Despite us emphasizing the Associated Press reporter with how incredibly rare any problems were with carrying guns at legislatures and noting that not one had been harmed in those cases, the reporter focused the very rare, minor problems that have occurred.  The AP headline for the piece is “Gun-friendly statehouses see occasional reckless conduct.” Relying largely on our data on where guns are permitted on statehouse grounds, the reporter lists one accidental discharge and two cases where people have temporarily misplaced their guns.  …

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12 Jan , 2017

CPRC in the News: Fox Business, Yahoo News!, Daily Caller, Washington Examiner, Breitbart, The Blaze, and others

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.’” .