21 Aug , 2017

From the Washington Times: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off

The Washington Times has a long article on our annual report on concealed handgun permit report:

More than 16.3 million American residents now hold concealed weapons permits, according to a new report that says even as gun purchases are leveling off, the rate of folks applying for permission to carry their firearms is still rising.

20 Aug , 2017

Talks and Booth at the Carry Guard Expo 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dr. John Lott will be giving four talks on a variety of topics this coming weekend (August 25th, 26th, and 27th) at the Carry Guard Expo 2017 to be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203).  Lott will be talking on everything from the changing demographics of concealed handgun permit holders and some of the issues that will be raised in the reciprocity debate, the danger of gun-free zones, and the impact of background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …

19 Aug , 2017

At The Hill: “Media just can’t stop telling falsehoods about Trump’s views on race”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill on the issues of false media claims on race, Trump’s U.S. Department of Justice investigating civil rights violation charges in the Charlottesville case, and the question of what orders were given to the police in Charlottesville.  The op-ed starts this way:

The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred.

19 Aug , 2017

On Society and the State: Setting the Record Straight on Guns

From Society and the State’s description of our interview:

As widespread and instantaneous as our mass media has become, it’s curious that stories involving firearms are so rarely reported accurately. Does private firearms ownership translate into a societal bloodbath or are there authentic benefits to society? Dr. John Lott’s research has offered a clear and unflinching record of the good and the bad.

18 Aug , 2017

At the Daily Caller: Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied: Absurd claims for Spain Attack

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on Media bias in the reporting of the vehicle attack in Spain.  We have done work on vehicle attacks around the world.

The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack.  Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured.

18 Aug , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the NY Times’ claims about life in the Soviet Union

Dr. John Lott was on the Steve Gruber Show to discuss how a column in the Sunday New York Times about how wonderful life was for women in the former Soviet Union.

(Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

18 Aug , 2017

UPDATED: Vehicle attacks around the world since 2000

Terrorist attacks where vehicles are used as a weapon to kill at least 4 people are still relatively rare, though they are becoming more frequent. One thing that stands out is that 82% of these mass public attacks were committed by Radical Muslims.  We have previously done research comparing the rates of mass public shootings and bombings around the world and specifically between the US and Europe.…

17 Aug , 2017

On the Michael Dukes Show on how gun ownership differs in the US media Capitols from the rest of the US

Dr. John Lott talked to Michael Dukes on KFAR in Anchorage, Alaska about the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits.  Focusing on how gun ownership is different in the US media Capitols than in the rest of the country.

(Friday, June 9, 2017, from 11:24 to 11:45 AM)

17 Aug , 2017

On Armed American Radio to discuss how law-abiding permit holders are

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters about how incredibly law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are and about how Democrats are trying to keep poor people from being able to defend themselves.

(Sunday, August 13, 2017, from 9:35 to 10:00 PM)