24 Apr , 2018

Why we should have armed teachers

Should teachers and staff at schools be armed?  John Stossel and Maxim Lott put together a video analyzing the question.  The CPRC’s research was used in putting the video together.

More information on concealed handguns at schools is available here.  There were a couple of nitpicks with the discussion.  The accidental discharge in California occurred at a firearms training class outside of normal school hours.  …

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23 Apr , 2018

UPDATED: Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

Terrorist vehicle attacks with 4 or more fatalities are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. Radical Muslims committed 83% of mass public attacks committed up through the end of 2017.  Including attacks where fewer than 4 victims were killed, 73% of all vehicle attacks were carried out by Muslims.  …

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23 Apr , 2018

Waffle House continues company policy to ban permitted concealed handguns for civilians at their restaurants

Waffle House has continued to have a gun-free zone policy.  Here is a statement that Waffle House issued in October 2015 after an attack that was stopped outside their restaurant by a permit holder:

Waffle House has even gone so far as banning armed, National Guard soldiers:

An armed National Guard soldier in uniform has been refused service at a Kentucky Waffle House.

23 Apr , 2018

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Townhall, PoliZette, The Daily Signal, WRAL and many others

WRAL, April 12, 2018

African-American woman are one of the fastest growing demographics of gun owners in the country and they currently make up more than half of the membership for the National African American Gun Association, according to data provided by the group.

“No question about it, black women are the driving force in our organization,” said Philip Smith, who founded NAAGA in 2015.

23 Apr , 2018

On the Grant Stinchfield TV Show to discuss the Left’s lies about guns

Dr. John Lott and Grant Stinchfield talked about a few of the lies about guns in America put out by German Lopez at Vox.com.

A more detailed discussion is available here.…

22 Apr , 2018

Easily $9 million was spent on the gun control “March for Our Lives” event

.For a rally that brought in 200,000 people, this was a pretty expensive event.  Easily $9 million that we know of was spent on the “March for Our Lives” event, but that is not counting in-kind help and much of the spending that didn’t go through the main organization.  An early estimate of $5 million from the main organization (the “March for Our Lives Action Fund”), $2.5 million in grants from Bloomberg’s Everytown (presumably much more from them in other ways), up to $1.5 million from Lyft, free hotel rooms and food, and for many people free air travel.…


22 Apr , 2018

On TRT World: Will the push for more gun control actually do something to actually stop mass public shootings?

With gun control advocates pushing a small number of school walkouts on April 20th, Dr. John Lott appeared on TRT World to discuss what the movement means.
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22 Apr , 2018

Predictions we made a week after the Parkland shooting have unfortunately proven correct

Back on February 22, 2018, Dr. John Lott talked to John Cardillo of TheRebel.media about the kneejerk anti-gun legislation being pushed forward in Congress.  Unfortunately, Dr. Lott’s prediction of the passage of the “Fix NICS” bill came true.

For discussions on the problems with the NICS system that needed to be fixed, see the New York Times and the New York Daily News.…

21 Apr , 2018

Some cases in the last month of concealed carry permit holders stopping attacks

The cases we collected here are only of defensive gun uses in public places by people who were legally carrying.  News stories of homeowners or business owners using guns to defend themselves in their own buildings are very common, but they are not included here.  The twelve cases we have here are not meant to be a complete set of cases covered by the media, let alone the ones that aren’t reported to the media, but just the cases that we were able to quickly identify.  …

20 Apr , 2018

The downside of police being able to seize people’s guns

Tarek El Moussa and then-wife Christina separated following an incident in which she called the police to warn that her husband posed a risk with his gun.  Tarek, a concealed handgun permit holder, had taken his gun with him when he went hiking.  From the New York Post:

“Flip or Flop” star Tarek El Moussa insists he wasn’t suicidal when he stormed out of his family home with guns in May 2016.