22 Mar , 2018

At Fox News: The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News talks about the gun control parts of the Omnibus-spending bill.  Here are some comments by four congressmen on these problems.  The piece starts this way:

Congressional Republicans are jeopardizing the Second Amendment rights of 4.2 million senior citizens. At the same time, they have voted to funnel tens of millions of dollars to gun control organizations and support other actions that Democrats will love.

22 Mar , 2018

Congressmen Thomas Massie and Scott Perry explain the problem with false positives in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System

Representatives Thomas Massie (R-KY), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Jim Jordan (R-OH) testified before the House Rules Committee on the Fix NICS portion of the Omnibus Spending Bill. Massie and Perry provide powerful statements on the “false positives” in the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) system. Here is an example of how Crime Prevention Research Center research makes a difference.  …

21 Mar , 2018

Youtube banning videos that promote the sale of firearms and accessories

Here is YouTube’s new policy:

“YouTube doesn’t allow content that encourages or promotes violence or dangerous acts that have an inherent risk of serious physical harm or death…” said a letter from Youtube to Spike’s Tactical that the gun manufacturer posted on Facebook. “The only depictions of such activities that we may allow need to be educational or documentary in nature and shouldn’t be designed to help or encourage others to imitate them… Please be aware that you are prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts.”

This attempt to control what information that people receive is much broader and it is discussed in a recent op-ed that we had available here.…

21 Mar , 2018

CPRC on the Financial Survival Network with Kerry Lutz to discuss Gun Free Zones Are Magnets for attacks

Dr. John Lott joined Kerry Lutz again for a look at the Parkland massacre.

While it’s nice to believe that with the simple passage of a law, such events will never happen again; the reality is quite different. John first proposed arming school officials back in 1998 and was met with universal shock and alarm.

20 Mar , 2018

On WMAL to discuss a school resource officer stopping a shooting at a public high school

Dr. John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, talked to Larry O’Connor regarding the shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland and the school resource officer who stopped the attack.  News articles on the attack are available here and here.

(Tuesday, March 20, 2018, from 5:05 to 5:14 PM)

20 Mar , 2018

When teachers have been given a chance to learn how to carry a concealed handgun, many have jumped at the chance

Three or four teachers and staff carrying at schools would probably be enough to protect most schools.  Time after time comments are made that teachers are just unwilling to carry.  Yet, every time free classes are offered for teachers, more want to take the classes than there is available space.

The latest example is from Michigan.…


19 Mar , 2018

New Democrat legislation to hike the taxes on guns from 10% to 20% and the tax on ammunition from 11% to 50%

Democrats have long pushed for taxes and fees to prevent the poor and minorities from owning guns. The likely gubernatorial nominee for Illinois and U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) announced new legislation to increase federal excise taxes on shells and cartridges from 11 percent to 50 percent and an increase in taxes on the sale of pistols and revolvers from 10 percent to 20 percent.  …

18 Mar , 2018

Completely bogus Meme that keeps on being circulated on internet: US has 3rd highest murder rate, but if you remove 5 worst cities, US rate then one of the lowest

We have frequently been asked about this false internet meme and we have referred them many times to the research that we have done on this issue.  Anyone who follows our website would know is completely false.

The claim is that the US has the 3rd highest murder rate, but if you removed Chicago, Detroit, DC, St.

16 Mar , 2018

On the Mark Levin Show: Levin discusses the CPRC research on universal background checks not stopping mass public shootings

On his national radio show, Mark Levin mentions the CPRC  research universal background checks wouldn’t have stopped one of the mass public shootings this century.

(Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7:20 to 7:22 PM)

Mark Levin’s show is listened to by over 7 million people.

16 Mar , 2018

At The Hill: “The media is out of control in its push for gun control”

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Hill newspaper on the bias of fact checkers and the impact that they have on the gun control debate.

Fact checkers are out of control, and on the issue of guns they no longer even try to pretend impartiality. Especially on social media, this is becoming a serious problem.