21 Apr , 2019

Brazil’s President announces preparing new laws to make it easier to carry guns in public

“The citizen deserves to have the means to defend himself, respecting the referendum of 2005, when he chose, at the polls, the right to self-defense.” From President Bolsonaro’s inaugural address, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro just announced on April 20th that his government is preparing new laws to make it much easier for Brazilians to carry guns in public.…

21 Apr , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: CBS’s Ransom main character left the FBI because he hates guns

During negotiations with a formidable sociopath who is targeting diabetics with tainted insulin, CBS’s Ransom Eric Beaumont, the shows main character played by Luke Roberts, explains to the killer why he stopped working for the FBI. Beaumont, the good guy, says that he left because he hated guns. The bad guy then says that he likes guns.…


20 Apr , 2019

At Townhall.com: Police Review Boards May Create the Problems They Were Designed to Solve

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall.com on Dallas’ move to institute a stronger police review board. The piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct. Without trust, crime victims might not report crimes to police or help solve them.


20 Apr , 2019

On the Lars Larson Show: What have we learned about stopping mass public shootings in 20 years after Columbine?

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on both his national and Northwest radio shows about what have we learned about stopping mass public shootings in 20 years after Columbine.

(Northwest Show, Friday, April 19th, 2019, from 4:05 to 4:14 PM)

Appears on 21 radio stations, including KVI in Seattle, KXL in Portland, and KXLY in Spokane, with about 350,000 listeners.…

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19 Apr , 2019

Join the CPRC in Indianapolis at the NRA Convention

If you are going to the NRA Convention that will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, please stop by our booth. We will be in booth 3250.

Dr. John Lott will also be giving four talks.

Concealed Carry Facts

Friday, April 26th, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm, Room 231

Saturday, April 27th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 231

Gun Control Lies

Saturday, April 27th, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, Room 231

Sunday, April 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 231

This map of the convention floor is available here.…

19 Apr , 2019

Democrat State Senator says Senator pushing Constitutional Carry has “some mental problems”

In a debate over a Constitutional Carry bill, Alabama’s Democratic state Senator Vivian Davis Figures had this to say about State Sen. Gerald Allen’s (R-Tuscaloosa) and the bill that he supported (SB 4).

“You even want to repeal a part of the law that’s in place now about carrying weapons into a demonstration, where everyone knows that the emotions are high … and we also know Congresswoman (Gabby) Giffords (of Arizona) was actually shot during that time, during a demonstration.

18 Apr , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Lawful citizens using guns to stop mass public shootings

Dr. Lott talks with Steve Gruber about the lack of media coverage when a lawful citizen uses a gun to stop a mass public shooting. The CPRC regularly shares these justifiable self-defense cases on our website.

More information on this is available here and here.

(Tuesday, April 16, 2019)





17 Apr , 2019

On the Jim Polito Show on WTAG/WHYN: Do armed teachers prevent school shootings?

Dr. John Lott talks with host Jim Polito about school shootings and how to best prevent them. The answer is not armed guards or armed teachers.

(Tuesday, April 16, 2019)


16 Apr , 2019

Four months after ban on large capacity magazines in New Jersey went into effect, zero magazines have been turned in to police

New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines with more than ten rounds went into effect on December 10, 2018, after being upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. At that moment, all heretofore legal “large capacity magazines” (LCMs) had to be surrendered to police, rendered inoperable, sold to authorized owners, or modified so that they couldn’t hold more than 10 rounds.…

16 Apr , 2019

On the Kerry Lutz Show: Red Flag Laws

There’s an alarming trend taking place across the nation. Many states are passing so-called Red Flag Laws that allow the government to confiscate an individual’s firearms based solely upon rumors and anonymous reports. There are no substantive provisions for due process or notice. The police simply show up on one’s doorstep, demanding people’s guns.…