22 Jul , 2017

On WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show to talk about the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on the DC’s giant WMAL to discuss the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits.

(Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 4:05 to 4:30 PM)

Audio also available here.


21 Jul , 2017

Seven Defensive Guns Use in seven days with legally carried guns in public places

Nashville, Tennessee, WKRN.com, July 19, 2017

Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison, but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them.

The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren’t releasing many details at this time.

21 Jul , 2017

More Media Coverage of our Newest Report on Concealed Handgun Permits

The Blaze, July 20, 2017

Since July 2016, handgun permits surged to 1.83 million from 1.73 million, and continues to rise, mostly thanks to women and black Americans, according to a new report.

Research from the Crime Prevention Research Center reported that over 6 percent of adults now hold a concealed carry permit.

20 Jul , 2017

On WCBM Radio in Baltimore to discuss op-ed in the Wall Street Journal and crime in Baltimore

Dr. John Lott talked to Sean & Frank on WCBM’s “Maryland’s Wake-Up Call” about the article Lott had on our new study on concealed handgun permits and what is causing increased violent crime in places such as Baltimore and Chicago.

(Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 8:35 to 8:50 AM)

20 Jul , 2017

CPRC’s research at Fox News: Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

Fox News has an article this morning on our new study regarding concealed handgun permits.  They even put together the above video for our news release.

Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday.

19 Jul , 2017

At the Wall Street Journal: Women & Minorities Bear Arms: They are fueling growth in concealed carry permits

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the Wall Street Journal:

Each year brings a new record increase in the number of concealed handgun permits. The rate of growth in permits among women and minorities has far outpaced growth among white men. The data paint a picture of incredibly law-abiding permit holders, the vast majority living outside America’s insular media capitals.

19 Jul , 2017

New Study: Over 16.3 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw the largest increase ever in number of permits

The CPRC has just issued our newest annual report on the number of concealed handgun permits in the US.  A copy of the report is available for download here.  Some updated numbers are shown at the bottom of this post.  Past reports can be viewed here.  Part of the executive summary is shown here:

During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 16.36 million – a 256% increase since 2007.


17 Jul , 2017

At The Hill: Media shows its true colors on guns at women’s march

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at The Hill newspaper on how the media covered this past weekend’s Women’s March.  Here is the beginning of the piece:

Gun control advocates keep claiming that guns are only used to kill people and that people should just rely on the police to protect them.


16 Jul , 2017

So how many people were at the Women’s March against the NRA?

Going from a reported 2.6 million who attended the march in January to “hundreds” is quite the comedown.  One would think that drop in crowd size would be a headline is some of the stories.  But if you were looking for such comments in any of the news stories, you would be greatly disappointed.…

16 Jul , 2017

On the Dana Loesch Radio Show

Dr. John Lott joined Dana on her national radio show to discuss the polling showing that the Women’s March doesn’t represent women’s views on guns as well as the problems with a new study on concealed handgun laws.

(Thursday, July 13, 2017, 2:35 to 2:50 PM)