CPRC at Fox News: Gun control advocates taking a page out of global warming advocates’ handbook

21 Apr , 2015  

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

Gun control advocates this month took a page from the global warming activists playbook: the science is settled, so there is no need for debate.

However, instead of actually reviewing the scientific literature on the subject, Professor David Hemenway at Harvard made a survey of cherry-picked authors.  



CPRC on Michigan Talk Network on polls showing more people oppose gun control than support it and concealed carry permit holders who have stopped mass shootings

21 Apr , 2015  

John Lott was interviewed by Steve Gruber on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6:40 to 6:47 (audio available here).


CPRC on DC’s WMAL to discuss the Virginia Tech Shooting 8th Anniversary

18 Apr , 2015  

John Lott was on Washington DC’s WMAL with Larry O’Connor to discuss the Virginia Tech Shooting 8th Anniversary (Audio, Thursday, April 16th, 2015 from 5:35 to 5:50 PM0.



CPRC in Politifact on which states have the most concealed handgun permits

16 Apr , 2015  

From Politifact Florida:

We interviewed John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center which compiles data on gun permits in states. Lott, an academic and Fox News columnist, published the book More Guns, Less Crime through the University of Chicago in 2010.

He said there are four factors that influence the number of gun permits in a state: the amount of fees, hours of required training, how many places people can or can’t carry their firearms and how many years the rules have been in effect.


Highlights from the Crime Prevention Research Center’s first Annual Dinner: Brad Thor, Katie Pavlich, Glenn Reynolds, Dana Loesch, Ted Nugent, and John Lott

15 Apr , 2015  

Recent Media Highlights Video


Pictures and videos from our talks

Brad Thor’s Talk — above picture shows Brad cutting up is Illinois Firearm Owner Identification card

Katie Pavlich’s Talk

Glenn ReynoldsAcademic of the Year Award Winner

Dana Loesch’s Talk


Ted Nugent’s Talk


John Lott’s Talk

Our auction was run by Tennessee State Representative Judd Matheny

Pictures from the event — Click on pictures to enlarge


Glenn Reynolds received the CPRC’s first Academic of the Year Award

13 Apr , 2015  

The CPRC is first and foremost an academic organization, as can be seen from our academic board of directors.  It is with that in mind that we made the decision to recognize quality academic research that deals with issues of crime.  Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds at the University of Tennessee Law School received the CPRC’s first Academic of the Year Award.  …


North Dakota moves to eliminate many gun-free zones, including parked cars on college campuses

12 Apr , 2015  

The list of states that allow concealed permitted handguns on college campuses continues to grow.  From KX News in North Dakota:

Legislation is headed to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk that expands the places where a concealed-carry permit holder can have a gun.

The bill would allow concealed-carry permit holders to pack guns at public parks, political rallies, concerts and highway rest stops.


A fun time at the Nashville Armory

12 Apr , 2015  

CPRC’s board members Brad Thor and Ted Nugent along with staff John Lott and John Whitley were joined by Nikki Goeser and Dana Loesch on  Saturday morning at the Nashville Armory.


CPRC at Fox News on the impact of police seizing people’s guns and not returning them

9 Apr , 2015  

Malia Zimmerman’s piece contained this discussion:

. . . . These tactics are a way for police departments or the government to make it more costly to own guns, said John Lott, an economist, leading expert on guns, and author at the Crime Prevention Research Center. Lott believes the illegal policies most hurt poor gun owners, who not only are less likely to afford to get their property back, but also typically live in neighborhoods where they are more vulnerable to crime.