16 Oct , 2017

CPRC in the News: Toronto Sun, Daily Caller, Investor’s Business Daily, Indianapolis Star, Providence Journal, City Journal, Townhall, AM New York, and more

Metro News, October 13, 2017

But John Lott, president of the pro-Second Amendment Crime Prevention Research Center, says these statistics are a kind of feel-good data sets that should rely on a whole host of other information, like culture, demographics and rural/urban makeup that isn’t factored in.

“[The gun death rates] are low despite the strict gun control laws, not because of them,” he said.

15 Oct , 2017

Will new bipartisan House bill to ban bump stock guns actually ban all semi-auto guns?

Sometimes in the rush “to do something” after a tragedy, politicians put forward bills that could easily cause more harm than good. The legislation being put forward to ban “bump stocks,” a firearm accessory that uses the recoil of the semi-automatic gun to fire more rapidly, might end up banning all semi-automatic guns.  …

13 Oct , 2017

On Bill Martinez Live to discuss the push for gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about the push for gun control.

(Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:19 to 11:00 PM)

12 Oct , 2017

Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”

A much longer video from Fox 2 in Detroit is available here.…

12 Oct , 2017

On the Dennis Prager Show to talk about the gun control

From the description at Dennis Prager’s radio show:

The Las Vegas shooting, bump stocks, and gun control are the topics with John Lott, President of the founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center and noted gun crime expert. His new book is The War on Guns: Arming Yourself against Gun Control Lies.

12 Oct , 2017

News articles in the Washington Times, Fox News, and Washington Free Beacon discuss our report that gun-free zones are everywhere in DC

Our report on the gun-free zones in the District of Columbia has gotten a long front-page article in the Washington Times. The Washington Free Beacon and Fox News have also run a similar story.  The article discusses DC response: “The law says it ‘shall not apply to a person legally licensed to carry a firearm in the District of Columbia.’”  But among the problems with this is that it then makes no sense for DC to even include concealed handgun permit holders in the enhanced penalty section.  …

12 Oct , 2017

On the One America News Network and the push for new gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Graham Ledger on the One American News Network about the investigation into the Las Vegas massacre and the push for more gun control.

(Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 8:00 to 8:18 PM)

11 Oct , 2017

On Chicago’s WIND to talk about the push for gun control after Las Vegas

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson about the push for more gun control after the Las Vegas massacre.

(Monday, October 9, 2017, from 8:06 to 8:15 AM)

11 Oct , 2017

On Gavin McInnes’ new CRTV Show aftermath of Las Vegas Massacre

Scott Adams and John Lott joined Gavin McInnes on his new CRTV show “Get off my lawn” to discuss gun control after the Las Vegas massacre.  This isn’t the entire segment, but it is still interesting.  Scott Adams is a very smart guy.

(Wednesday, October 11, 2017)

11 Oct , 2017

Washington Times news article discusses the different definitions of mass shootings

Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article).  The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:

. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.