CPRC at the Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee

25 Aug , 2017  

For those in the Milwaukee area, the Crime Prevention Research Center is at Carry Guard Expo that is taking place this weekend at the Wisconsin Center.  We are at booth 541.

UPDATE: Talk on the Changing Face of People who are carrying Permitted Concealed Handguns.

Talk on Bloomberg and Background Checks on Private Transfers.…


On WBZ to discuss concealed handgun permits, reciprocity, and gun control more generally

24 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Rea on the giant 50,000-watt WBZ about our new research on concealed handgun permits and more generally about gun control.

(Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 9:05 to 10:00 PM)


Interviewed by Gun Carriers website: Reciprocity and the gun control debate

24 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was recently interviewed by Steve Albrecht with Gun Carriers website.

Dr. John Lott is the founder and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, an organization dedicated to providing accurate research and statistically-quantified commentary about gun use, gun ownership, and the use of guns by concealed carry citizens and the police, to stop crime, violence, and murders.


On the Steve Gruber Show to discuss the Media inaccuracies in covering the Trump Presidency

23 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott was on the Steve Gruber Show to discuss a couple of Lott’s recent columns on the media’s inaccuracies in covering President Trump (see here and here).

(Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)



On The Rebel to talk about Donald Trump’s views on gun ownership

22 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott talks to Canada’s Ezra Levant about gun control issues under President Trump and how gun control makes it so only the wealthy and politically powerful have guns.



From the Washington Times: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off

21 Aug , 2017  

The Washington Times has a long article on our annual report on concealed handgun permit report:

More than 16.3 million American residents now hold concealed weapons permits, according to a new report that says even as gun purchases are leveling off, the rate of folks applying for permission to carry their firearms is still rising.


Talks and Booth at the Carry Guard Expo 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

20 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott will be giving four talks on a variety of topics this coming weekend (August 25th, 26th, and 27th) at the Carry Guard Expo 2017 to be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203).  Lott will be talking on everything from the changing demographics of concealed handgun permit holders and some of the issues that will be raised in the reciprocity debate, the danger of gun-free zones, and the impact of background checks on the private transfers of guns.  …


At The Hill: “Media just can’t stop telling falsehoods about Trump’s views on race”

19 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at The Hill on the issues of false media claims on race, Trump’s U.S. Department of Justice investigating civil rights violation charges in the Charlottesville case, and the question of what orders were given to the police in Charlottesville.  The op-ed starts this way:

The media just can’t stop lying about President Trump’s views on racism and hatred.


On Society and the State: Setting the Record Straight on Guns

19 Aug , 2017  

From Society and the State’s description of our interview:

As widespread and instantaneous as our mass media has become, it’s curious that stories involving firearms are so rarely reported accurately. Does private firearms ownership translate into a societal bloodbath or are there authentic benefits to society? Dr. John Lott’s research has offered a clear and unflinching record of the good and the bad.


At the Daily Caller: Media Bias Can No Longer Be Reasonably Denied: Absurd claims for Spain Attack

18 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on Media bias in the reporting of the vehicle attack in Spain.  We have done work on vehicle attacks around the world.

The news media wants to tie everything it can to the Charlottesville attack.  Wolf Blitzer was worried just a couple of hours after yesterday’s van attack in Barcelona, Spain, which left at least 13 dead and over 100 injured.