11 Dec , 2017

On NPR’s “On Point” to Debate National Concealed Handgun Reciprocity

Dr. John Lott squared off against three gun control advocates (Lois Beckett, a reporter for The Guardian and a former reporter for the left wing ProPublica; Robert Spitzer, a political scientist at SUNY Cortland; and an officer from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Department).  You get some idea where NPR is coming from given that their page for the show labels only Lott as “a gun rights proponent,” but provides no similar labels for the other guests.  …

10 Dec , 2017

CPRC in the News: Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, US News & World Report, Houston Chronicle, and many others

Indianapolis Star, November 24, 2017

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 20 other states allow firearms on Statehouse grounds in some fashion. Most allow average citizens to bring their firearms into the Statehouse. Only two states specifically restrict it to lawmakers and their staffs.

However, most publicly visible and large companies with a diverse set of employees don’t permit guns in the workplace, said Christopher Schrader, director of government affairs for Indiana State Council of Society of Human Resource Management.

9 Dec , 2017

On the Justice & Drew radio show to discuss Congress passing concealed handgun reciprocity

Dr. John Lott talked to Justice & Drew on Minnesota’s giant 50,000-watt KTLK about Congress’ debate over concealed handgun reciprocity.

(Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 9:36 to 9:52 AM)

8 Dec , 2017

On the Gary Nolan Show to discuss the Concealed Handgun Reciprocity Bill before Congress

Dr. John Lott talked to Gary Nolan, which is carried on radio stations throughout Missouri, about the reciprocity bill that passed the House this past Wednesday.

(Friday, December 8, 2017, from 12:35 to 12:50 PM)

7 Dec , 2017

On Rebel TV to discuss Trump gun control policies and the debate over national reciprocity for concealed carry

Dr. John Lott talked to John Cardillo of The Rebel media about the pros and cons of gun bills pending before Congress that address flaws in the NICS background system and would grant national reciprocity for those licensed to carry firearms in a particular state.


7 Dec , 2017

Letter from 23 state Attorneys General cite three studies to show right-to-carry laws reduce crime, all written by CPRC researchers

The letter from 23 state Attorneys General to the Senate and House leadership in support of the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (S. 446) and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) cited three studies to show that concealed-carry handguns reduced violent crime. Two were by CPRC president Dr.…

6 Dec , 2017

Sheriff says that woman with permitted concealed handgun “thankfully saved” deputy sheriff’s life

A sheriff’s deputy was assaulted by a homeless man after the deputy had given the man a ride to try to help him out.  The deputy was in the process of giving the man some money when the deputy was attacked.  Fortunately, according to the Atlanta Constitution, a “bystander stopped her car and shot the suspect,” with her wounding him and saving the deputy sheriff’s life.  …

3 Dec , 2017

At The Hill: “The AP provides another example of how media pushes an anti-gun agenda”

Dr. John Lott had a piece in today’s The Hill about media bias in Associated Press.  One of the problems that one always has in showing media bias is knowing exactly what the author knew in putting the piece together.  Was the author just uninformed or were they biased?  In this case, one can see what the AP took from two different news stories and that while the original stories were fairly balanced, what went into the final AP piece took quotes from only one side of the debate.  …


30 Nov , 2017

Medical Marijuana rules being used to confiscate guns in Hawaii

While 29 states have legalized medical marijuana in some form, the drug is still illegal under federal law.  Some police departments are now selectively enforcing federal law — people can get the medical marijuana, they just can’t own guns.  Hawaii requires all medical marijuana users to register in a state-run patient registry and also requires gun owners to register all their weapons with the county police chief.…

29 Nov , 2017

On Peter Boyles Show in Denver to discuss the recent surge in gun sales

Dr. John Lott talked to Peter Boyles about the surge in gun sales on Black Friday and how Mexico and Chicago’s crime rates compare to other places.

(Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)