16 Jul , 2014

Philly mother facing three years on gun charge, no intent to violated complicated gun laws

Fox News extensively quoted CPRC president John Lott about the tragic story of a young mother who ran afoul of New Jersey gun laws.  On October 1st, Shaneen Allen, 27, was stopped by police in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change. Allen then volunteered that she had the .380 Bersa Thunder handgun, as well as a concealed carry permit for Pennsylvania, unaware that her permit was not transferable to The Garden State.  

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11 Jul , 2014

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CPRC Concealed Carry Report on Concealed Handguns in the News

Fox News: Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.

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9 Jul , 2014

New Report from Crime Prevention Research Center shows 11.1 million Americans Hold Concealed Carry Permits

UPDATE: Newest numbers 12.8 million permit holders.  Reports for other years can be seen here.

ORIGINAL POST: Concealed-Carry-Permit-Holders-Across-the-United-StatesThe Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) today released a report, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States, revealing that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007 [scroll down to see some updated numbers showing closer to 12 million permit holders].…

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27 Feb , 2014

MYTH: FIREARMS RESEARCH FELL AFTER THE NRA RESTRICTIONS ON FEDERAL FUNDING

The CPRC is proud to release a new study that is available here.

Here is part of a news story on the report from Fox News:

A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades.

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22 Feb , 2014

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An exchange in Scientific American over the academic literature on concealed carry and background checks

This is the second exchange in the letters section of Scientific American that John Lott has had with Michael Shermer in the last year.

Of course, the single paper that Shermer cites was mentioned and discussed at length in the review of the literature that Lott provided in More Guns, Less Crime (click on screen shots to make them larger).…