27 Jan , 2017

CPRC at the Wall Street Journal: Brussels Is Wrong on Guns: Instead of passing bans terrorists will ignore, arm off-duty police; In what European countries can’t police carry off-duty?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Wall Street Journal.  These are just a few of the nutty things in the new EU rules on gun ownership that were approved Wednesday by a Parliamentary committee.  The full Parliament still has to vote on the bill.  Below are the rules for nine European countries on whether they will allow police to carry off-duty.  …

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26 Jul , 2016

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CPRC at the National Review: Gun Control Is Not the Answer to Shootings that Kill Police Officers

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at National Review starts this way:

Democrats keep using shootings of police officers to push for more gun control. Having just arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, the Reverend Jesse Jackson complained on Sunday that police are more likely to be killed in states that have open-carry laws.

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17 Jul , 2016

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New Survey of Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs in the United States Shows Strong Support for Concealed Carry and Gun Ownership

86.4% of the US’s Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs “support nationwide recognition of state issued concealed weapon permits.”

76% of those same heads of departments believe that “qualified, law-abiding armed citizens help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity.”

The entire survey is available here: NACOP survey results 2016.  A 2013 Survey of Police by PoliceOne found similar results (available here).…

3 Jun , 2016

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CPRC in Fox News: DC must let ex-prison guards pack heat, federal court rules

Dr. John Lott was quoted by Fox News about the new DC Circuit Court Decision on whether DC has to follow the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act that allows retired Law Enforcement with at least 10 years experience to carry concealed.

Four former prison guards who were barred from carrying concealed guns despite a 2004 federal law that gave off-duty and retired law enforcement officers the right to pack heat won a landmark court victory on Thursday.

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2 Jun , 2016

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In the Bataclan theatre massacre in November 2015 there were eight off-duty police, but none of them had their guns with them

Interview with Eagles of Death Metal vocalist Jesse Hughes, who discussed the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans.

We had eight police officers in our audience that night. They all had the same conversation with their wives, which was “Should I bring my gun or not?” All of them said no.

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30 Nov , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News discussing “Police union wants NFL to allow concealed carry at stadiums”

John Lott was interviewed by Fox News about whether the NFL should ban off-duty police from carrying their service weapons at games.

“Off-duty police had been carrying their guns with them at NFL games from the time the NFL started until about a year-and-a-half ago, and there has never been a single problem,” John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told FoxNews.com.

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9 Jun , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: “There is no nationwide crime wave (and police killings are not up)”


From John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News:

Since 1991, murder and violent crime have plummeted in the U. S. But in a widely discussed op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled “The New Nationwide Crime Wave,” Heather Mac Donald recently made a startling claim: “Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America.” She demonstrated this by citing murder rate increases in six cities.

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30 May , 2015

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CPRC at Fox News: Baltimore’s soaring murder rate shows that police matter

In an article on the soaring murder rate in Baltimore, Fox News quoted John Lott as saying:

“In case people ever needed a reminder, the increase in Baltimore’s murder rate shows how important police are,” John Lott, president of Crime Prevention Research Centerand a Fox News contributor said. “As police are worried about being called criminals themselves, the sudden increase stands in sharp contrast to how murder rates are changing in the rest of the country.” .

27 May , 2015

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network talking about the importance of police in reducing crime

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber at 6:45 AM on Tuesday, May 26th about the importance of police in reducing crime.

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24 May , 2015

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CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Twisting statistics to smear cops”


John Lott’s latest piece at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review starts this way:

False claims about police brutality are poisoning race relations.

This feeling of “unfairness,” as President Obama noted in his weekly address on May 16, is “fuel(ing) the kind of unrest that we’ve seen in places like Baltimore, Ferguson and New York.”

The riots it incites threaten people’s lives and destroy businesses.

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