30 Nov , 2017

Medical Marijuana rules being used to confiscate guns in Hawaii

While 29 states have legalized medical marijuana in some form, the drug is still illegal under federal law.  Some police departments are now selectively enforcing federal law — people can get the medical marijuana, they just can’t own guns.  Hawaii requires all medical marijuana users to register in a state-run patient registry and also requires gun owners to register all their weapons with the county police chief.…

29 Nov , 2017

On Peter Boyles Show in Denver to discuss the recent surge in gun sales

Dr. John Lott talked to Peter Boyles about the surge in gun sales on Black Friday and how Mexico and Chicago’s crime rates compare to other places.

(Tuesday, November 28, 2017, from 10:05 to 10:30 AM)

29 Nov , 2017

Correcting Canada’s misimpression of US gun laws

An article by Russell Wangersky in 39 Canadian newspapers expressed concern about the dangers of Americans being able to carry permitted concealed handguns.  You get an idea of where he was coming from with this passage.

“At least 20 other states allow firearms on statehouse grounds in some fashion, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center,” AP reports.

28 Nov , 2017

Two concealed handgun permit holders stop mass public shooting at auto shop in Rockledge, Florida

Rockledge, Florida, November 24, 2017 (Florida Today, WFTV.com in Orlando)

Two concealed handgun permit holders stopped an attack at Schlenker Automotive repair shop at 4:30 PM on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  The attacker, Robert Bailey, was armed with a .45-caliber handgun and “multiple magazines” and killed one person and severely wounded another in the business’ parking lot.  …


26 Nov , 2017

Black Friday NICS background checks break previous record by 9.4%

This past Friday saw 203,086 background check requests for gun purchases, setting a new single-day record, the FBI reported Saturday.  That is 9.4% higher than the previous record set last year and 15.6% over the number in 2014.  The top three day records and four of the top five days were recorded on Black Friday.  …

26 Nov , 2017

Please use this link when buy from Amazon on Cyber Monday

Support us when you shop on Cyber Monday. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/80-0917179 and Amazon donates to Crime Prevention Research Center.

Your help is greatly appreciated.  You can learn more about the CPRC here and also donate directly here.

Thank you very much!

25 Nov , 2017

CRPC Dominates Most Downloaded Research By Economics, Law, Business, and Criminology Researchers in Crime areas at the Social Science Research Network

The Crime Prevention Research Center research has had an impact.  One needs to look no further than how our research ranks compared to the attention given to 358,320 researchers (economics, law, business, criminology and 20 other disciplines) as shown at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) papers.  Not only does how frequently research is downloaded show how much researchers are interested in these studies, but the most downloaded research gets the attention of other researchers.…

24 Nov , 2017

On Andrew Wilkow to discuss the latest debate over gun control laws

Dr. John Lott talked to Andrew Wilkow on Sirus XM The Patriot about the current gun control debate.

(Monday, November 20th, 2017, from 1:20 to 1:40 PM)

23 Nov , 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!


22 Nov , 2017

Former NPR CEO Ken Stern explains the evolution of his views on gun control

Ken Stern has been doing a book tour for his new book “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.”  While Stern says that he still supports all the “reasonable” gun control measures, he showed that he was still open to empirical evidence and gave a very interesting interview with John Donvan about the evolution of his views on guns.…