28 Apr , 2017

In The Washington Times: “A fair debate on guns is needed, but liberal lobbying groups refuse to participate”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in the Washington Times about how gun control advocates refuse to debate gun control:

When you receive glowing media attention and have hundreds of millions of dollars to spend, you don’t really have to debate. Michael Bloomberg just announced last week that he would be putting $25 million into next year’s House and Senate races.


27 Apr , 2017

CRPC Research Showing that most US murders occurred in 2% of Counties Covered by Fox News, Washington Times, and many others

Fox News had a top of the front web page discussion on our new research on murders overwhelmingly taking place in just a tiny part of the US.  Many other publications from the Washington Times, Yahoo Finance, One News Now, and others ran similar stories.  Here is the story from Fox News:

The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties.

27 Apr , 2017

Bloomberg’s Everytown Vows to “We’ll spend what it takes” to push gun control at both state and federal level

Just a few weeks ago, Michael Bloomberg promised to spend $25 million to defeat Congressmen and Senator who support concealed handgun reciprocity and apparently even more on state legislative races (“turning much of its attention to state legislatures . . .”).  Now in The Guardian newspaper, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown indicates that they will possibly spend even more money than that:

The leader of America’s largest gun control group pledged to “spend what it takes” to defeat the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) push to weaken local gun control laws in states such as New York, New Jersey and California.

27 Apr , 2017

CPRC on Turkish TRT World’s The Newsmakers to debate the Death Penalty in the US

Dr. John Lott debated Fordham University Law School Professor Deborah Denno on Turkish television about the death penalty in the US.

(Thursday, April 27, 2017)


26 Apr , 2017

On Salt Lake City’s KNRS to discuss how incredibly concentrated murders are in the US

Dr. John Lott joined The Rod Arquette Show to discuss the how very concentrated murders are in the US, that over half the murders in the US take place in just 2% of the counties.

(Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 6:35 to 6:43 PM)

25 Apr , 2017

On WLW’s Scott Sloan Show to talk about permitted concealed guns in public K-12 schools

Dr. John Lott talked to Scott Sloan on the big 50,000-watt WLW about the legislation in the Pennsylvania legislature that would let teachers and staff with concealed handgun permits and special training carry on school property.  It discussed the issues in Lott’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

(Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)

25 Apr , 2017

CPRC will have a booth at the NRA Convention this coming weekend

The CPRC has never done this before, but we will have a booth at the upcoming NRA convention from April 28th to 30th at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The booth is part of our educational effort.  Please stop by our booth (#1505) if you are there!…

25 Apr , 2017

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders

You can examine the picture of the US counties in more detail by opening it in a new tab.

The Distribution of murders

The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.…

24 Apr , 2017

Talk in Atlanta at the NRA Annual Meeting on Sunday April 30th

On Sunday, April 30th, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Dr. John Lott will be giving a talk at the Georgia World Congress Center, Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest, Atlanta.  The talk will be held in Room B311.

The Truth About Guns: From Bloomberg’s Push for Background Checks on the Private Transfer of Guns to the Impact of Gun Ownership on Crime Rates
Michael Bloomberg’s big push has been on background checks on the private transfers of guns.  

24 Apr , 2017

In the Philadelphia Inquirer: Wolf should reconsider veto of school gun bill

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on a bill before the Pennsylvania state Senate on allowing permitted concealed handguns in public schools.

Gov. Wolf wants to protect schools from mass public shootings by hiring “trained security professionals like school resource or police officers.” But a bill passed last week by the Senate Education Committee would allow school boards to let staff carry on school property as long as they have a concealed handgun permit and have gone through police-related firearms training.