17 Aug , 2018

New Study: 17.25 million concealed handgun permits, biggest increases for women and minorities

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.  The executive summary is shown here:

Despite the expectations of many after the 2016 elections, the number of concealed handgun permits has again increased.

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17 Aug , 2018

On Albany, New York’s WGDJ-AM to discuss the increasing number of concealed handgun permit holders

Dr. John Lott was on Albany, New York’s WGDJ-AM to discuss the increasing number of concealed handgun permit holders.

(Friday, August 17, 2018, from 11:05 to 11:30 AM)

16 Aug , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network: How the media are encouraging violence against themselves

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on how the media are encouraging violence against themselves.

(Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:57 AM)

16 Aug , 2018

Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s “The Bold Type” uses all the typical gun control rhetoric and tries to let young women know they will alienate their friends


ABC’s “The Bold Type” is about young women working at fictitious Scarlet magazine in New York City (think Cosmopolitan). Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) risks alienating her friends by owning a gun. When roommate Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) finds out, she confronts Sutton and acts like she’s some unthinking conservative who doesn’t care about people’s safety.…

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13 Aug , 2018

Copy of Dr. John Lott’s Testimony before the Arkansas Legislature Joint Performance Review Committee on School Safety

This video contains the audio of Dr. John Lott’s recent testimony before the Arkansas legislature on school safety. The video also contains the PowerPoint that was presented to the legislature.…

12 Aug , 2018

On Ottawa, Ontario’s Giant CFRA Radio to discuss the banning of handguns in Canada

Dr. John Lott joined Brian Lilley on Ottawa’s giant 50,000-watt CFRA radio station to discuss the push to ban handguns in Canada. Lott pointed out how every single time all guns or all handguns have been banned, there has been an increase in murder/homicide. There were 795,854 registered restricted firearms in Canada in 2015, though not all of those are handguns.…

12 Aug , 2018

CPRC in the News: Breitbart, Washington Post, Daily Signal, Powerline, World Net Daily, and many others

Odessa American, August 11, 2018; The Spectrum (St. George, Utah), August 5, 2018; Sun Journal (New Bern, North Carolina), August 4, 2018; The Dispatch (Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi), August 2, 2018; Salem News (Salem, Ohio), August 11, 2018; Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), August 3, 2018

Economist John Lott wrote in 2014, “Black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murders than similarly aged white males.” And almost always the murderer of a young black male is another young black male.

11 Aug , 2018

On Cincinnati’s Giant WLW to talk whether media emphasis on possible future violence against themselves will encourage attacks against them

Dr. John Lott was on the 50,000-watt WLW to talk whether the media’s constant emphasis on possible future violence against themselves will encourage attacks against them. The interview started off talking about how the media and politicians unfairly single out football’s concussion risk relative to soccer.

(Friday, August 10, 2018, from 9:06 to 9:22 AM)

10 Aug , 2018

On Chicago’s WIND Morning Show to discuss Chicago’s continuing high gang crime problem

Dr. John Lott joined Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson on Chicago’s WIND to talk about Chicago’s continuing crime problem. After murder clearance rates had declined from 67% in 1991 to 20% in 2016, they continued to decline to just 17.5% in 2017. It isn’t very difficult to explain why murder is going up with the continual drop in arrest rates.…

9 Aug , 2018

At Townhall.com: The Media Is Encouraging Violence Against Themselves

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall.com that the media has to realize that giving a huge amount of attention about possible violence against themselves makes that violence more likely. Mass public shooters do their attacks to get media attention, and the media is making it clear that violence against the media seemingly guarantees a level of coverage that can’t be attained by an attack at a mall, movie theater, or even school.…