28 Feb , 2015

CPRC on the John Gambling Show to discuss Obama’s move to ban popular AR-15 ammunition

John Lott talked to John Gambling on Friday about Obama’s new proposed rules. The interview was on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 11:20 to 11:30 AM.

28 Feb , 2015

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CPRC’s research used in legislative debate over gun-free zones in South Dakota

Our research has been used in legislative  debate over allowing permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.  The state House bill that would allow concealed carry at the University of South Dakota was defeated by a 48 to 20 vote.  The president of the University of South Dakota, James Abbott, made the typical claim: “Guns and students on campus don’t mix very well.”  While the bill was defeated, the CPRC’s research was available to help show that the concerns were not based on facts.…


27 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Comments on FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race

John Lott’s newest piece in the starts this way:

FBI Director James Comey’s recent speech on police and race was about as politically incorrect a speech as you will get these days from a high-ranking government official. Comey acknowledges “the existence of unconscious (racial) bias,” but he doesn’t think that racism is responsible for so many blacks being in jail.

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26 Feb , 2015

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CPRC testifies before the Wyoming State Senate on Gun-Free Zones

John Lott was the lead witness to testify before the Wyoming state Senate Education Committee about a bill to eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and public school and universities.

From Wyoming Public Radio:

Only concealed permit holders would be allowed to have the concealed guns. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center testified that permit holders have a strong safety record.


25 Feb , 2015

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Greg Gutfeld gives a shoutout on The Five to our research

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

The text of Gutfeld’s monologue is available here. Greg’s discussion about our work is at 4:35 into the video.

At about 3:00 into the video, Juan William claims that “half of killings are done by families,” it is completely wrong. In the latest year the data is available, 2013, if you add up murders involving Husband, Wife, Mother, Father, Son, Daughter, Brother, or Sister, you get a total of 1,419.…

24 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Chicago Tribune: “Take a gun to the mall”

John Lott’s newest piece at the Chicago Tribune starts this way:

Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali population in the Twin Cities area, the threat is hard to ignore.

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24 Feb , 2015

CPRC in Fox News: Police are extremely Law-abiding, but concealed handgun permit holders are even more so

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

. . . Gun control advocates just can’t accept the fact that concealed handgun permit holders are incredibly law-abiding.  The New York Times’ recent attack on permit holders is typical.  It is filled with triple-counting of legitimate self-defense cases. Murders or suicides by permit holders are blamed on guns, even when no gun was involved. 

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23 Feb , 2015

What happened to violent crime in Massachusetts after the the 1998 firearms licensing law?

From the Boston Globe:

Massachusetts has a national reputation as a bastion of gun control, but crimes and injuries related to firearms have risen — sometimes dramatically — since the state passed a comprehensive package of gun laws in 1998. 

Murders committed with firearms have increased significantly, aggravated assaults and robberies involving guns have risen, and gunshot injuries are up, according to FBI and state data. 

23 Feb , 2015

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network

Here are two interviews that John Lott had on the Michigan Talk Network with Steve Gruber on Friday, January 30th and Wednesday, February 18th.

Topics: Talking about the Crime Prevention Research Center.

Topics: On Microstamping on bullets

22 Feb , 2015

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CRPC in the Australian newspaper The Advertiser on what can Australia learn from the US on guns

Andrew Goldsmith and Rick Sarre had an op-ed in The Advertiser (South Australian newspaper) responding to two op-ed pieces that John Lott and Kesten Green, a professor at the University of South Australia and a CPRC senior fellow, had previously run in the newspaper (here and here). In response Lott and Green published the following letter.…