31 Aug , 2017

At Fox News: “Concussions occur in soccer and other sports, too — but yeah, let’s go after all-American football”

With all the commotion over Ed Cunningham’s resignation from ESPN, the media is solely focused on concussions in football.  While this involves legal violence, not crime, the piece still illustrates how media does a very poor job of informing people about what is happening.  The piece starts this way:

Did you know who Ed Cunningham is?

31 Aug , 2017

Talk on Bloomberg and background checks on private transfers

Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the Crime Prevention Research Center’s new research on Bloomberg’s push for background checks on the private transfer of guns. If you can’t make out the slides in this talk, they are from Lott’s book “The War on Guns” and can be seen there.

(Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at the Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

30 Aug , 2017

On the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss how Democrats disarm the poor and new attacks on concealed carry

Dr. John Lott talked to Vicki McKenna Show on the big 50,000-watt WISN to discuss how Democrats disarm the poor and new attacks on concealed carry.

(Friday, August 25, 2017, from 5:35 to 5:50 PM)

30 Aug , 2017

On the One America News Network: “Concealed Carry Permits Hits All Time High”

From One America News: “A new report shows gun ownership appears to be more popular than ever in America. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.”  The reporter mangles the name of the Crime Prevention Research Center, but that is the only mistake in the segment.

(August 30, 2017)

30 Aug , 2017

Talk on the CPRC’s new research on Mass Public Shootings and Gun-free zones


Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the Crime Prevention Research Center’s on Mass Public Shootings and Gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the first few minutes of the beginning of the talk is missing. The first reference is to a quote from former President Obama that if guns stop mass public shootings, the US shouldn’t have any mass shootings.…

29 Aug , 2017

Talk on the CPRC’s new research on the changing face of people who are carrying permitted concealed handguns


Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the Crime Prevention Research Center’s new research on the changing face of people who are carrying permitted concealed handguns.  The slides in the talk are available here or in his book “The War on Guns.”

(Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at the Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

29 Aug , 2017

CPRC in the News: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Townhall.com, Washington Free Beacon, and many more

 

Creators, August 22, 2017; Townhall.com, August 22, 2017; Arkansas Online, August 24, 2017; Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 26, 2017; Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, August 25, 2017; Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma), August 28, 2017; NRA-ILA, August 22, 2017; and Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN), August 25, 2017.

Conceal carry permit holders tend to be one of the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, according to data provided by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

28 Aug , 2017

At Fox News: “Police and military equipment – overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement”

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Fox News on the Trump administration’s decision to overturn Obama’s ban on used military equipment being given to police.  The piece starts this way:

Police have a tough and dangerous job.  Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor aren’t just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans.

26 Aug , 2017

In Investor’s Business Daily: “Yes, Sticks And Stones Break Bones, But Calling People Names And Lying About Racism Hurts, Too”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily about the continued false statements by the media Donald Trump.  The piece starts this way:

Does it hurt to accuse someone of being a Nazi or a racist who is neither of those?  How about calling someone those vile terms when he has spent his life supporting Jewish and black causes?

25 Aug , 2017

Five copies of More Guns, Less Crime Audio Book to be Randomly Given Away

To celebrate the release of the audio version of More Guns, Less Crime (University of Chicago Press, 3rd edition, 2010), five copies of the audio book are being given away.  5 winners will be selected at random by Goodreads.  Click here to enter.