15 Oct , 2015

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CPRC in the Washington Times about claims that Australian and British gun control laws made their countries better

In the Washington Times on October 14, 2015:

But John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said gun-related homicides and suicides were declining in Australia even before the restrictions were imposed, and the trend simply continued after the new laws.

“It’s really hard to look at Australia and find anything that goes and supports the clamor of gun control advocates,” he said.

15 Oct , 2015

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CPRC’s research discussed in the New York Times, providing context on how rare bad actions by permits are

In a case where a concealed handgun permit holder in Michigan may have used excessive force with her permitted concealed handgun to stop a shoplifter, the New York Times references the CPRC’s John Lott.

John Lott, an economist, author and prominent advocate of concealed carry, said millions of people have concealed carry permits, yet incidents like these “are incredibly rare.” .

13 Oct , 2015

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CPRC in the News: News Coverage from around the US

Washington Post, October 8, 2015

But pro-gun-rights economist John Lott Jr. wrote in his 2003 book, “The Bias Against Guns,” that states with conceal-and-carry laws did have lower firearm murder and injury rates. He’s also argued that guns can be a powerful deterrent: A research paper of his cites a 1986 survey in which 56 percent of felons across 10 state prisons said they would not attack a potential victim known to be armed.

6 Oct , 2015

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Other news coverage of the CPRC

October 5, 2015

Even if Clinton’s proposals were implemented, writes Fox News’ John R. Lott, they wouldn’t have stopped the Umpqua attack last week, nor the mass public shootings throughout Obama’s presidency. Lott argues that government databases used for background checks are “rife with errors” and repealing immunity for gun manufacturers would usher in unfair lawsuits that raise the price of guns “for protection.” Clinton’s proposals, concludes Lott, do not “address the obvious problem of gun-free zones and will ultimately make Americans less safe.” .

5 Oct , 2015

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CPRC’s Research Discussed Twice in the Washington Post

Glenn Kessler had this Fact-check article on Obama’s statements on guns last week:

Gun rights advocates have disputed some of National Journal’s criteria as arbitrary and haphazard. John R. Lott Jr., a gun rights analyst, noted that California, Illinois, and Washington are coded by National Journal as states without “stand your ground” laws — which permit the use of deadly force in self-defense in public.

2 Oct , 2015

CPRC in the New York Daily News on the Oregon Shooting

From the New York Daily News:

John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, pointed to the fact that none of the security guards at the college were armed, hinting the attack could have been stopped in its tracks if they had weapons. He made a similar argument after four Marines and a sailor were killed in the June attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.

22 Sep , 2015


CPRC’s research cited in lawsuit to allow permitted concealed handguns on University of Missouri property

The Columbian Missourian has this story on the lawsuit:

A law professor has filed suit against the . . . MU policy that prohibits concealed weapons on campus infringes on his constitutional rights. . . .

Bukowsky’s petition sites statistics from John R. Lott’s book, “More Guns Less Crime,” which she said shows a trend of states allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.


20 Sep , 2015

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CRPC on the front page of the El Paso Times

The piece on the front page of the El Paso Times discusses John Lott’s talk in El Paso this coming Saturday morning.

. . . Lott, an author, professor, commentator and Fox News columnist, is founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization that focuses on conducting research between laws regulating gun ownership, crime and public safety.

19 Sep , 2015

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CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last few weeks

Here are some other pieces that mention our research.

Charlotte Observer, NC (September 2, 2015):

. . . As Crime Prevention Research Center director John Lott notes, with only two exceptions, all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 1958 have occurred in the ostensibly “gun-free” victim disarmament zones. .

17 Sep , 2015

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Orange County Register explaining evidence on “More guns, less crime”

From Adam Summers, a columnist for the Orange County Register (September 16):

. . . One of the primary ways gun laws in much of the country have been loosened is through the easing of restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. A number of states no longer require a government permit at all.