Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the incredibly slow confirmation process for Trump’s nominees. Because of the delays created by the Democrats, even if Trump had nominated people as quickly as past administrations, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the number of people confirmed. The lack of staffing in the Council of Economic Advisers impacts everything from taxes to regulation to even crime issues that the Trump administration is trying to accomplish. …
Dr. John Lott talked to Joyce Kaufman on the giant 50,000 watt WFTL-AM radio station in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They discussed our new study on concealed handgun permits.
(Friday, July 21, 2017, from 1:35 —1:50 PM)
Dr. John Lott spoke to John Brewer on the giant 100,000 watt KPFT-FM left-wing Pacifica Radio in Houston. Lott discussed our new study on concealed handgun permits. Our work, especially the discriminatory aspect of May Issue states, got a positive reaction.
(Monday, July 24, 2017, 5:02 to 5:08 PM)
Dr. John Lott debated a lawyer from Nashville, David Randolph Smith, about whether drug addicts who have frequently failed to provide child support be given the option of birth control to reduce their sentences by 30 days. The debate took place on Wednesday, July 26th, on TRT World News.
Dr. John Lott has his newest piece in The Hill newspaper on Tuesday’s DC Federal Circuit Court decision regarding DC’s ban on concealed handguns. The piece starts this way:
As of July 3, there were just 124 concealed handgun permit holders in Washington, D.C.
But, after a two-to-one federal Circuit court decision on Tuesday morning striking down D.C.
Dr. John Lott talked to Mary Walter and the Daily Caller’s Editor Vince Coglianese about the DC Federal Circuit court’s decision to strike down the district’s strict concealed handgun law and Baltimore City’s proposed 1-year mandatory sentence for gun offenders.
Dr. John Lott talked to Radio America about our new research on concealed handgun permits.
(Wednesday, July 26, 2017)
Greg Corombos, who interviewed Lott for Radio America, wrote up this piece for World Net Daily:
. . . In response to losing a series of court cases in its ongoing effort to restrict gun ownership in Washington, the city council instituted the “good excuse” rule, by which residents had to give an acceptable reason for why they wanted a concealed-carry permit.
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). …
LaGrange Daily News (LaGrange, Kentucky), July 5, 2017; Newnan Times-Herald (Georgia), July 5, 2017
A 2014 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center showed that 92 percent of mass shootings in public places between 2009 and 2014 were in GFZ’s.
Daily Caller, July 6, 2017
The actual data, which includes seminal research by RTC advocate John Lott, and Donohue’s own graphs continue to show precisely the opposite: more guns, less crime.
Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch about the new Crime Prevention Research Center report on permitted concealed handguns. The article in The Blaze is available here.
(Monday, July 24, 2017, from 6:35 to 6:45 PM)