At Townhall: The System Has Failed People of All Races—I Know From Experience

4 Jun , 2020  

The CPRC’s Executive Director, Nikki Goeser, has an op-ed at Townhall that points out that while people focus on race, lots of other people have felt let down by the system.

After you read this, if you live in Tennessee, you might want to email the governor and make sure that the Tennessee Department of Corrections finally takes away the good time early release credits that the stalker who murdered Nikki’s husband and who has continued to stalk her from prison by constantly writing “love” letters is taken away from him.…

op-ed, Social Media Censorship

At Townhall: Twitter’s Inconsistent Standards in Deleting Tweets from Trump to Kaepernick

3 Jun , 2020  

The political bias by social media has continued. At the Crime Prevention Research Center, we have dealt with social media bias direction many times (see here for some of our posts). Here is Dr. John Lott’s latest piece on political bias by Twitter.

Twitter is not letting the battle of ideas proceed without tipping the scale towards liberals. 


Defensive Gun Use, Riots

Polk County, Floria Sheriff on the Riots after George Floyd’s death: “people in Polk County like guns”

2 Jun , 2020   Video

“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

Ken Suarez and Catherine Hawley, “Peaceful protesters gather in Polk County; curfew in effect at 8 p.m.,” Fox Channel 13 (Tampa Bay, Florida), June 1, 2020.

Media Bias

Another Television Show With Criminals Using Machine Guns to Outgun Police: CBS’s SWAT

2 Jun , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people and outgun police. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. SWAT (S3 E21 May 20, 2020) has a number of criminals using machine guns in Los Angeles.

In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.…

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On One America News: COVID-19 death toll may be half what’s on record

1 Jun , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to One America News’ John Hines about our work the CDC inflating the number of people who have died from the Coronavirus. Since this interview was recorded, the CDC released information showing a much lower rate of asymptomatic cases for the virus.

(May 28, 2020)…


On the Michigan Talk Network: Compiling cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings

31 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped what otherwise would have been mass public shootings and how rarely these cases get national news coverage.

(Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 8:45 to 8:54 AM)



On Lock N Load Radio: From Gun Cases before the Supreme Court to the Coronavirus

30 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Frady about a range of issues dealing with the Coronavirus. They talked about gun cases that are being considered by the Supreme Court, including the case they recently considered involving New York City. They also discussed a range of issues involving the Coronavirus including meaning of excess deaths and whether the government is accurately counting the number of Coronavirus deaths.…

Defensive Gun Use

Minneapolis Police Stand Down, Leave Local Businesses to Fend for Themselves: Why Private Gun Ownership is Important

30 May , 2020  

As rioting rampages through the Twin Cities in Minnesota, black store owners have had to themselves protect their stores. Some have tried with their bare hands, while others have used guns. For those who oppose private gun ownership, these riots show the need From the Wall Street Journal:

Minneapolis police have similarly taken a hands-off approach to this week’s rioting, which has destroyed roughly 130 local businesses, but the anger shows no sign of letting up.


At Real Clear Politics: U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Is Inflated

29 May , 2020  

Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD and Dr. John Lott have another piece up at Real Clear Politics on the false numbers being put out on the number of Coronavirus deaths. Their piece starts this way.

The latest Centers for Disease Control data show that the COVID-19 fatality rate (IFR) is 0.26% — 4 times higher than the worst rate for the seasonal flu over the past decade.



Tennessee House makes moves to Constitutional Carry and allow students to carry on college campuses

29 May , 2020  

The state House has previously been the hardest part of passing these bills so this is big news in Tennessee. The vote in the House occurred on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

The GOP-led Tennessee House has advanced several proposals that would allow public college students with permits to carry concealed guns on campus and eliminate the requirement that residents obtain any permits to carry handguns, including for concealed weapons.