31 May , 2017

On the Steve Gruber Show about 10 different gun laws that are being considered by Michigan lawmakers

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on his statewide radio show about 10 different gun laws that are being considered by Michigan lawmakers.

(Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:15 to 7:23 AM)

26 May , 2017

On the Lars Larson Radio Show: false claims by New York Times on the behavior of concealed handgun permit holders

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson on the false claims put out by the New York Times and other publications about the behavior of concealed handgun permit holders.  Relying on the Violence Policy Center, many are inaccurately claiming that concealed handgun permit holders are dangerous.

(Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 8:21 to 8:30 PM)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.…

26 May , 2017

In The Hill newspaper: “Guns on campus is progressive academia’s straw man”

Dr. John Lott has another new piece in The Hill newspaper on academics concerns about guns on college campuses. The piece starts this way:

Gun control advocates frequently advise against people using guns for self-defense. But Michael Bloomberg and various anti-gun politicians often use armed guards as protection.

Talk is cheap.

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25 May , 2017

On Mark Walters’ Armed America Radio to discuss stopping mass public shootings

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters on his national radio show about a range of issues from stopping mass public shootings to Michael Bloomberg’s push for more gun control.

(Sunday, May 21, 2017, from 9:06 to 9:45 PM)

24 May , 2017

5 men who kicked in a woman’s door to burglarize her home are stopped by her with her guns

Beech Bluff, Tennessee — Elsie Lee was faced with five burglars who busted down her door.  By the way, suppose that this woman had to actually fight it out with these five men.  How many bullets might she wish that she had?  From WBBJ Channel 7 in Jackson, Tennessee on May 16, 2017.…

24 May , 2017

On the Bill Martinez Radio Show: the heavy geographical concentration of murders and the Manchester bombing

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about the heavy geographical concentration of murders and the Manchester bombing.

(Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 10:06 to 10:30 AM)

23 May , 2017

Talk at ‘Make the Second Amendment Great Again’ Rally in Harrisburg Pennsylvania


Dr. John Lott gave the keynote speech at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 22.  While the talk was only about 9 minutes, he discussed a range of issues from the views of police to gun ownership, how crime rates change after gun bans, and background checks on the private transfer of guns.  …

23 May , 2017

Testifying before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee on Gun-free zones

Pennsylvania House State Government Committee – at the invitation of the committee’s chair, Representative Daryl Metcalfe, Dr. John Lott discussed the issue of gun free zones in schools before a well-attended hearing by state representatives.  Because of comments during the hearing by Democrat Representative Mary Jo Daley, Dr. Lott offered to debate whoever she was able to convince to participate.…

22 May , 2017

Fox News covers our research: “Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows”

CPRC’s research is covered extensively in a new Fox News story.

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s the largest one-year increase ever in the number of permits issued, according to the research center.

19 May , 2017

In the Portland Press Herald (Maine): Gun-free campuses are magnets for murderers

Dr. John Lott co-authored an op-ed with State Representative Rich Cebra in the Portland Press Herald, Maines largest newspaper.  The piece was talked about Cebra’s legislation that would end the gun-free zone policy at the state’s public universities.  The piece starts this way:

Would you post a sign announcing that your home is a gun-free zone?