11 Dec , 2018

On Boston’s WROL on the Dangers of Gun-free zones

Dr. John Lott talked to Joe Ligotti on Boston’s WROL to talk about the dangers of gun-free zones.

(Monday, December 10, 2018, from 5:35 to 5:46 PM)

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10 Dec , 2018

Notes on the Harvard Injury Control Research Center page on Homicide

People often link to the Harvard Injury Control Research Center page on Homicide as evidence to prove that gun ownership is a negative. If guns are on a net negative on safety, how come every single place that has banned guns (all guns or all handguns) has seen an increase in murder/homicides?…

7 Dec , 2018

On the Michael Dukes show: A deep dive into some of the numbers on guns and crime

From The Michael Dukes Show write up on our interview:

Today we cover a slew of stories about misinformation surrounding guns. The fact that some politicians just choose to ignore the law when it comes to the 2nd Amendment and how the ownership of guns correlates to the diminishment of crimes.

5 Dec , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network about the move to eliminate gun-free zones on college campuses

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the twelve states that mandate people can carry guns on college campuses, 23 states leave it up to individual schools.

(Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:45- 6:53 AM)

3 Dec , 2018

Our work on the number of concealed handgun permits mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

While the piece in today’s Wall Street Journal focuses on the 15 known lawsuits that have been brought against a company that makes very inexpensive derringers, our numbers on the huge number of concealed handgun permit holders provide some context about how rare these types of incidents are:

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits soared to 17.2 million this year, almost four times the number in 2007, according to Crime Prevention Research Center, and 12 states now allow it without a permit.

3 Dec , 2018

CPRC in the News: Instapundit, Breitbart, The Daily Telegraph (UK), Powerline, and much more

This has been a very busy news coverage the last couple of weeks with coverage in the Associated Press with stories in hundreds of news outlets, NPR, and our op-ed in the Chicago Tribune picked up in at least 17 other newspapers across the country.

 

 

 

 

Tallahassee Democrat, November 30, 2018

Florida is one of sixteen states that prohibit guns on college campuses, according to Campus Safety, and is among the 32 states that do not generally allow K-12 teachers to bear arms in the classroom, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

1 Dec , 2018

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: Permit holders are quite successful in stopping mass public shootings

Dr. John Lott was on Dana Loesch’s Relentless to discuss data showing that concealed handgun permit holders are actually quite successful in stopping mass public shootings.

(November 29, 2018)…

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1 Dec , 2018

Twelve States Mandate People can Carry Guns on College Campuses, 23 states leave it up to individual schools

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On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, Georgia became the 12th state to mandate that public universities allow people to carry guns on campus.  Following Arkansas, Georgia was the second state to pass campus carry in 2017.  Ten other states have done so: Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Tennessee (faculty and staff), Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.  …

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30 Nov , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss our new research on mass public shootings around the world

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on mass public shootings around the world.

(Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:54 AM)

29 Nov , 2018

NPR stations across the country run story citing our research on the number of concealed handgun permits

Our research on the number of concealed handgun permits received coverage at NPR stations across the country. The number of concealed handgun permits provides some perspective to the 3,896 guns found by people at airports.

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, more than 17.2 million people have concealed handgun permits in 2018, up more than 5 percent this year.

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