CPRC’s Lott noted in the Wall Street Journal editorial on “Harriet Tubman is an inspired choice to replace Andrew Jackson”

20 Apr , 2016  

In an editorial in the Wall Street Journal, they mention a tweet that CPRC’s John Lott had on Harriet Tubman and concerns that her choice may be a politically correct move.

John Lott makes a pithy case for the contrary. An expert on the Second Amendment and sometime contributor to these pages, Mr.


CPRC’s Nikki Goeser on The Capitol Hill Show with Tim Constantine

20 Apr , 2016  

Nikki Goeser, Director of Communications for the Crime Prevention Research Center, speaks with host Tim Constantine on The Capitol Hill Show about the dangers of gun-free zones and how these gun control laws make good people vulnerable. Hear Ms. Goeser tell how her life was changed forever.

(Friday, April 8th 2016)


CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily: “Will President Obama Regulate Guns Out Of Existence?”

16 Apr , 2016  

This is John Lott’s newest piece at Investor’s Business Daily:

President Obama wants to put gun dealers out of business.

When he was a state senator in Illinois, he supported a ban on the sale of handguns and all semi-automatic guns as well as a ban on selling guns within five miles of a school or a park. 


Updated: Murder and homicide rates before and after gun bans

16 Apr , 2016  

Original post: Every place that has banned guns (either all guns or all handguns) has seen murder rates go up. You cannot point to one place where murder rates have fallen, whether it’s Chicago or D.C. or even island nations such as England, Jamaica, or Ireland.

For an example of homicide rates before and after a ban, take the case of the handgun ban in England and Wales in January 1997 (source here see Table 1.01 and the column marked “Offences currently recorded as homicide per million population,” UPDATED numbers available here).  …

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CPRC on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to Debate the Death Penalty

15 Apr , 2016  

CPRC’s John Lott debated Anthony Graves, who was exonerated of committing a murder in Texas.  The debate was on TRT World’s The Newsmakers.  That is on the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

Survey on Death Penalty Research from John Lott’s Freedomnomics

Angus Reid Survey on Death Penalty showing 80% support in September 2011 and 83% support in October 2010.…


Video of Dr. John Lott v Paul Helmke debate in NYC: Will more Gun Control reduce the murder rate? Audience vote shows CPRC wins debate

12 Apr , 2016  

The proposition for debate was: “In order to reduce its murder-rate, the U.S. needs more stringent gun-control laws.”

John Lott argued against the proposition. Dr. Lott’s book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” now in its third edition, was first published in 1998. He holds a PhD in economics from UCLA and has held teaching and/or research positions at Wharton, University of Chicago, Stanford, and Yale.…


CPRC on The Steve Gruber Show: Discussion on debating Gun-Control Proponents and concerns with a changing Supreme Court

11 Apr , 2016  


Dr. John Lott speaks with host Steve Gruber about a gun-control debate in New York City with former President of The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Paul Helmke. Also discussed are what concerns we should have with a Supreme Court that may change it’s opinion on 2nd Amendment Rights.…


Another gun ban, another bad outcome: Venezuela homicide rate rose after 2012 ban on private ownership of guns

10 Apr , 2016  

Private gun ownership was banned in Venezuela in June 2012, but their homicide rate went from 73 per 100,000 people in 2012 to 82 per 100,000 people in 2015.  A private organization, the Venezuelan Violence Observatory (OVV), puts the rate in 2015 at over 90 per 100,000 people.   The BBC seriously repeats the Venezuelan government’s claim that the ban is an “attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime.”  …



Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley says 8 minute response time in mass public shootings is “adequate” and “pretty quick,” opposes letting soldiers carry weapons on military bases

8 Apr , 2016  

Here is a video clip of the Army chief of staff testifying on April 7th that it isn’t necessary to arm soldiers on military bases, such as Fort Hood attack, because:
“We have adequate law enforcement on those bases to respond … You take the Fort Hood incident number two, the one where I was the commander of Third Corps, those police responded within eight minutes and that guy was dead.”  



Four Defensive Gun Use Cases in a Week by Concealed Carry Permit Holders

7 Apr , 2016  

Self-Defense leads to fatal shooting at Mandeville gas station, police say.

MANDEVILLE, La. — A shooting at a gas station left one person dead in a possible of self-defense case.

According to Mandeville Police, the shooting happened at the Shell station, at 3959 Highway 22.

Police said two people, both males, were involved and both were customers at the gas station.