A copy of our new study is available here. The previous coverage that we got at Fox News is available here.
PoliceOne.com, Friday, November 18, 2016
A new study authored by the Crime Prevention Research Center digs deep into the data during a period that ‘bookends’ the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson
The death of Michael Brown in August 2014 caused millions of dollars in property damage locally, and precipitated the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement nationally.
Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece at the Daily Caller on the attacks that
The media is incredulous that Donald Trump claims that there was significant voter fraud in the election. Politico calls his claim “baseless” and “stunning.” The Los Angeles Times headline says: “There no evidence to back it up.” A CNN headline asserts Trump’s claim is “false.” Democrats keep saying that vote fraud is a myth.
Dr. John Lott talked to Joe Piscopo on New York City’s 970 AM about the Ohio terrorist attack and other crime related issues.
(Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 7:41 to 7:47 AM, the discussion with Dr. Lott starts about 45 seconds into the audio)
Dr. John Lott talked to Sacramento’s Phil Cowan on the big KTKZ about the terrorist attack at Ohio State University and California’s new gun control laws.
(Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 11:05 to 11:30 AM).
Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about how Black Friday set a new record for gun background checks and the terrorist attack at Ohio State University.
(Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 6:46 to 6:54 AM.)
Dr. John Lott talked to Chuck Douglas about the Ohio State University Terrorist Attack.
(Monday, November 28, 2016 from 9:42 to 9:50 PM)
A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Humphreys, Gasparrini, and Wiebe claims that in studying homicide and suicide rates in Florida from 1999 to 2014 they conclude:
Prior to the stand your ground law, the mean monthly homicide rate in Florida was 0.49 deaths per 100 000 (mean monthly count, 81.93), and the rate of homicide by firearm was 0.29 deaths per 100 000 (mean monthly count, 49.06).
The Crime Prevention Research Center research has had an impact. One needs to look no further than how our research ranks compared to the attention given to 324,655 researchers (economics, law, business, criminology and 20 other disciplines) as shown at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) papers. Not only does how frequently research is downloaded show how much researchers are interested in these studies, but the most downloaded research gets the attention of other researchers.…
The picture above is from the 2015 shooting at the Chattanooga military recruiting office. The gun-free zone sign is clearly visible on the front door. In a series of articles, Dr. John Lott has repeatedly raised the concern that while military personnel were mandated to keep their weapons with them at all times when stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan, the were forbidden to keep their guns with them on US military bases (e.g., 2009, 2014a, 2014b, 2015a, 2015b).…
The figure above shows the 32 states that honor a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit (resident). Interested readers can look up where other state permits are honored here.
Since the November 8th election, there has been some hope that national reciprocity for concealed handgun permits would be similar to that for driver’s licenses. …