22 Oct , 2017

Acknowledging the media bias on guns from former CEO of National Public Radio

The former CEO of National Public Radio Ken Stern has a piece at the New York Post on the media’s bias on guns.  From the NY Post:

. . . Over the course of this past year, I have tried to consume media as they do and understand it as a partisan player.

21 Oct , 2017

At Fox News: “NFL kneeling protests based on false claims and misleading media reports”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News that is based upon our research done by the CPRC on police shootings.  The piece starts as follow:

The NFL players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in football stadiums across the country are engaging in protests based on false claims and misleading media reports that give the impression that police are killing African-Americans at a rate greater than they are killing whites.

21 Oct , 2017

CPRC’s website gets more traffic around the world than the NRA, Everytown, Brady Campaign, GOA, and many others

While the CPRC covers many crime issues besides gun control and our budget might be a tiny fraction of the budgets for groups on either side of the debate such as Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign, and Gun Owners of America, our research is getting more attention, at least as measured by website traffic in the US and around the world (Alexa rankings can be found here).  …

20 Oct , 2017

Permitted concealed handguns stop two kidnappings, in another case holding a killer until police arrive, and other cases

Las Vegas, Nevada, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 19, 2017

As he always does before leaving his house, Pearson, a concealed-carry weapon permit holder, put his pistol on his hip. . . .

“About 50 yards in front of me, the driver grabs this young child and starts stuffing him in the car,” Pearson said.

20 Oct , 2017

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) urges Democrats to hide views on gun control because of 2018 elections

The Hill newspaper and Political have articles about how Democrats want to avoid discussing their views on gun control until after the 2018 mid-term elections.  From The Hill:

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) is urging his colleagues to stay away from gun control in the budget debate despite pressure from activist groups that argue the party needs to take a stand given the string of mass shootings across the country.

16 Oct , 2017

CPRC in the News: Toronto Sun, Daily Caller, Investor’s Business Daily, Indianapolis Star, Providence Journal, City Journal, Townhall, AM New York, and more

Metro News, October 13, 2017

But John Lott, president of the pro-Second Amendment Crime Prevention Research Center, says these statistics are a kind of feel-good data sets that should rely on a whole host of other information, like culture, demographics and rural/urban makeup that isn’t factored in.

“[The gun death rates] are low despite the strict gun control laws, not because of them,” he said.

15 Oct , 2017

Will new bipartisan House bill to ban bump stock guns actually ban all semi-auto guns?

Sometimes in the rush “to do something” after a tragedy, politicians put forward bills that could easily cause more harm than good. The legislation being put forward to ban “bump stocks,” a firearm accessory that uses the recoil of the semi-automatic gun to fire more rapidly, might end up banning all semi-automatic guns.  …

13 Oct , 2017

On Bill Martinez Live to discuss the push for gun control

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about the push for gun control.

(Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:19 to 11:00 PM)

12 Oct , 2017

Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”

A much longer video from Fox 2 in Detroit is available here.…

12 Oct , 2017

On the Dennis Prager Show to talk about the gun control

From the description at Dennis Prager’s radio show:

The Las Vegas shooting, bump stocks, and gun control are the topics with John Lott, President of the founder of the Crime Prevention Research Center and noted gun crime expert. His new book is The War on Guns: Arming Yourself against Gun Control Lies.