22 Feb , 2017

CPRC on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Larry Elder Show to discuss Public Health research on Police Deaths and Gun Ownership Rates.  Lott’s book, The War on Guns, shows that when this data accounts for national changes in crime rates the higher gun ownership rates in a state are actually associated with lower rates of police being killed on the job.…


22 Feb , 2017

UPDATED: France had more casualties from mass public shootings in 2015 than the US suffered during Obama’s entire presidency (532 to 527)

“With respect to Planned Parenthood, obviously, my heart goes out to the families of those impacted. … I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings: This just doesn’t happen in other countries.” –Obama, news conference at COP21 climate conference in Paris, Dec. 1, 2015

“We are the only advanced country on Earth that sees these kinds of mass shootings every few months.” –Obama, statement on shootings at Umpqua Community College, Roseburg, Ore., Oct.

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22 Feb , 2017

Copy of Kolbe v. Hogan en banc opinion from federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond

A copy of the opinion is available here. More will be posted later.

The case was decided on almost a perfect party line vote.  There were 10 Democrats and 4 Republicans hearing the case.  The vote was 9 Democrats and 1 Republican in favor of the ban on “military-style” rifles and 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat against it.…

22 Feb , 2017

CPRC on the Steve Gruber Show: On Wyoming’s Push for Campus Carry to Evidence on Felons Voting for Democrats

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the push for campus carry as well as evidence on felons voting for Democrats and political correctness at universities.


(Tue. Feb 14, 2017 from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

(Tue. Feb 21, 2017 from 6:45 to 6: AM)


18 Feb , 2017

CPRC on the Jim Bohannon Show: Discussing Supreme Court Nomination, Bans on Off-duty Police Carrying Guns, and more

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon about Donald Trump’s statement about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, restrictions on police carrying guns into stadiums, and Republicans working to overturn Obama’s regulations on Social Security recipients owning guns.

During the interview, Jim Bohannon was nice enough to say: “Great website.  …

17 Feb , 2017

CPRC in the News: Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia), PoliZette, Western Journalism, Southern, and others

Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia), Saturday, February 11, 2017

. . . According to a 2015 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of women who applied for concealed-carry permits rose 270 percent between 2007 and 2015. 

Men’s applications increased 156 percent over the same period.

Jefferson believes the number of gun-carrying women will only increase.

16 Feb , 2017

Wyoming looks likely to pass Campus Carry and allowing permitted concealed handguns in government meetings, including state legislators

On Wednesday the Wyoming Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bills: House Bill 136, which would allow concealed carry on college campuses, including athletic events, without prior approval from the college, and House Bill 137, which would allow concealed carry at any meeting of a government body on public property, including the state Legislature.  …


15 Feb , 2017

CPRC talk in Brussels to Défense Active des Amateurs d’ Armes — talk about gun control to people from across Europe

Dr. John Lott spoke to the Défense Active des Amateurs d’ Armes on January 21, 2017.  In the audience were people from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and other countries.  The talk covered a comparison of mass public shootings and murder rates across countries, and the talk and the question and answer period together lasted about 2 hours and 30 minutes.  …

15 Feb , 2017

CPRC research mentioned in Walter Williams’ latest column: Pawns of liberals, to the detriment of their safety

Walter Williams’ latest national column on policing:

To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that black police officers in San Francisco and Philadelphia are likelier than whites to shoot and use force against black suspects.

15 Feb , 2017

Seven Defensive Gun Uses by People Lawfully Carrying a Gun Over the Last Week

Topeka, Kansas, WIBW Channel 13 TV, February 11, 2017:

Topeka Police responded to reports of a stabbing at the Walmart on SE California in Topeka just after 4 p.m. Saturday.

TPD says two men were involved in an altercation, when a third party conceal carry holder intervened and stopped the assault.