25 Jul , 2017

On the Frank Beckmann Show on WJR about the huge growth in concealed handgun permits

Dr. John Lott talked to Frank Beckmann on the giant 50,000 watt WJR in Detroit about the huge growth in concealed handgun permits and the demographic changes as more women and minorities have gotten permits.  They also discussed what has happened to crime rates and how very law-abiding permit holders are.…

25 Jul , 2017

At Fox News: “Appeals court blocks DC’s concealed-carry law on Second Amendment grounds”

Fox News has an article on the DC federal Circuit Court’s decision to strike down DC’s concealed handgun law (a copy of the decision is available here).  The Fox News article contains this:

. . . The decision deals another legal blow to efforts by city officials to rewrite gun regulations since the Supreme Court declared a Second Amendment right to gun ownership in a 2008 D.C.

24 Jul , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show: Discussing the new CPRC report on concealed carry permit holders

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson about the CPRC’s newest report on concealed handgun permits.  The report shows a dramatic increase in the number of permit holders as well as the changing demographics of permit holders and how law-abiding they are.

(Friday, July 21, 2017, from 7:35 to 7:45 PM)

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

24 Jul , 2017

CPRC’s website wins award for one of the best crime blogs, gets more traffic in US than Everytown and many others

The CPRC is ranked #6 among the top 50 crime blogs by Feedspot.  “Feedspot is a News and Blog Reader used by over one million users Globally.  Its a place where users can read all their favorite website in one place.”

While the CPRC covers many crime issues besides gun control and our budget might be a tiny fraction of the budgets for groups on either side of the debate such as Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign, and Gun Owners of America, our research is getting more attention, at least as measured by website traffic in the US (Alexa rankings can be found here).  …

24 Jul , 2017

Black women’s changing view of guns: CRPC’s recent study on Concealed Carry discussed by the Associated Press

An Associated Press article on black women’s changing views on guns discussed our new study that we released last week.  The article appeared in hundreds of publications in the US and around the world.  Among other places, the story was picked up was ABC News, New York Daily News, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Austin American-Statesman, Boston Herald, Denver Post, Detroit CBS, Houston Chronicle, Japan Times, Kansas City Star, Miami Herald, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Chronicle, The UK Daily Mail, WBT, Christian Science Monitor, British Columbia Local News.…

24 Jul , 2017

On the Jim Bohannon Show to discuss the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits

Dr. John Lott again talked to Jim Bohannon about our new report on concealed handgun permits.  They covered the material in two of his recent op-ed pieces.

We talked about the material in our op-ed here: Women & Minorities Bear Arms: They are fueling growth in concealed carry permits

(Friday, July 21, 2017, from 10:17 to 11:00 PM)

Jim Bohannon’s show is heard by over 2.75 million people.…

23 Jul , 2017

Eric Bolling on Fox News mentions our work on Chicago’s out of control crime rate

This is a very nice discussion by Eric Bolling.  Lars Larson also had a discussion on our work later in the same program.

(Fox News’ “The Specialists,” July 19, 2017)

23 Jul , 2017

On Fox Business’ Varney & Co to discuss the changes in concealed handgun permits

Dr. John Lott talked to Fox Business’ Stuart Varney about the CPRC’s newest study on concealed handgun permits.

(Friday, July 21, 2017, from 9:16 to 9:19 AM)

22 Jul , 2017

On WMAL’s Larry O’Connor Show to talk about the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits

Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on the DC’s giant WMAL to discuss the new CPRC report on concealed handgun permits.

(Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 4:05 to 4:30 PM)

Audio also available here.


21 Jul , 2017

Seven Defensive Guns Use in seven days with legally carried guns in public places

Nashville, Tennessee, WKRN.com, July 19, 2017

Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison, but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them.

The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren’t releasing many details at this time.