30 Jun , 2016

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CPRC in the American Journal of Epidemiology: “What do we know about the Association between Firearm Legislation and Firearm-related Injuries”

CPRC President John Lott, CPRC Academic Board Member Carl Moody and CPRC Research Direction John Whitley had a letter in the June 16th issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology to point out errors in a recent paper in the journal by J. Santaella-Tenorio, A. Cerdá M, Villaveces, and Sandro Galea.…

30 Jun , 2016

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CRPC at National Review: The Case for More Concealed Handguns

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at National Review that was the top piece on their page on Wednesday.  The piece, which covers the lessons that we have learned after Orlando, starts this way:

In a new Gallup poll released, a nearly two-to-one margin of Americans (64 to 34 percent) think that increasing the number of people carrying concealed handguns will help prevent terrorism.

29 Jun , 2016

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CPRC on the Glenn Beck TV Show: Discussing the push to ban AR-15s

Dr. John Lott joined Glenn Beck on his TV program to discuss the differences between machine guns and the semi-automatic AR-15. (June 23, 2016 at 5:20 to 5:25 PM)

Beck: John, I appreciate your time and thanks for all your hard work over the years.   You are really the leading voice of the stats and the research on guns.

29 Jun , 2016

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CPRC in the News: Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Sean Hannity, Cato Institute and many others

Cleveland Channel 5 ABC, June 27, 2016

Rodecker pointed  to the latest Crime Prevention Research Center report that shows that the number of permits issued in the U.S. has grown more than 15% in the past year. . . .

Ammoland, June 27, 2016

Details are emerging about the Orlando Pulse Massacre. 

29 Jun , 2016


Mass Public Shooting at Nightclub in South Carolina stopped by Concealed Handgun Permit holder

Picture from Sumter County Sheriff’s Office

After the massacre in Orlando, Florida, there is the question of how to stop mass public shootings.  Unlike Florida, South Carolina allows people to carry permitted concealed handguns in Nightclubs.  If the attack wasn’t stopped, it would have gotten national news coverage.  As it is, the attack has only gotten local news coverage.  …

29 Jun , 2016

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28 Jun , 2016

Regulation Summer 2016

NEW CPRC research: Do economists and criminologists differ in their views of firearms’ effects on crime and suicide?

Regulation (Summer 2016) has published some new research by John Lott and Gary Mauser on “Do economists and criminologists differ in their views of firearms’ effects on crime and suicide?”   A copy of the article is available here.

26 Jun , 2016

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CPRC on Sean Hannity’s radio show debating new gun control measures: Background Checks and Assault Weapon Bans

Dr. John Lott debated Amy Dardashtian on Sean Hannity’s radio show about the push for new gun control laws.  They covered background checks and assault weapon bans.  (Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6:05 to 6:20 PM).  From Sean Hannity’s website:

5:05PM EST – Amy Dardashtian Former CBS reporter turned on-air legal analyst & John Lott, the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and the author of the forthcoming “War on Guns”

Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S.

26 Jun , 2016

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Thirteen defensive guns uses with legally carried concealed handguns over the last month

These are just some news stories that I have come across only involving people who could legally carry guns.  It is not meant to be comprehensive of all the news stories over that month and certainly not meant to be comprehensive list of cases as most cases are unlikely to get media coverage.  …

24 Jun , 2016

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CPRC on the Dennis Prager Show: What can we do to stop mass public shootings?

Dr. John Lott talked to guest host Mark Isler about what we can do to stop mass public shootings (Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 2:05 to 3:00 PM).

Dennis Prager’s show is heard by over 1.5 million people