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On Chicago’s WCGO to discuss the high rate of gang violence in the city

20 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on Chicago’s WCGO to discuss the high rate of gang violence in the city.

(Monday, August 20, 2018, from 2:05 to 2:30 PM)

 

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The Washington Times discusses our work on gun-free zones

20 Aug , 2018  

Here is a Washington Times article on our research regarding gun-free zones. The Times’ article starts this way, and some of our comments are shown below this extended quote.

Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre — and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered.

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At Fox News, Daily Caller, and others: New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits

19 Aug , 2018  

Fox News has an article on our new research on concealed handgun permits.

The number of permits to carry concealed weapons in the U.S. has jumped to more than 17.25 million this year, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.

That’s an increase of 890,000 since last year, according to the gun advocacy research group, which has found that the growth in permits has been continuous over the years.

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At the Daily Caller: Hyperbole, not Trump, puts the media’s life in danger

19 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Daily Caller on the responsibility that the media has in encouraging attacks against them. The piece starts this way:

Remember when President Obama accused Fox News of promoting a “destructive” viewpoint or said that his administration didn’t need to “pretend” that Fox is a “legitimate news organization.”

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On Seattle’s KVI to discuss our new report on Concealed Handgun Permits

18 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Kirby Wilbur on KVI about our new report on permitted concealed handguns.

(Friday, August 17, 2018, from 7:35 to 7:48 PM)

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New Study: 17.25 million concealed handgun permits, biggest increases for women and minorities

17 Aug , 2018  

The CPRC has just issued our newest annual report on the number of concealed handgun permits in the US.  A copy of the report is available for download here.  Some updated numbers are shown at the bottom of this post.  Past reports can be viewed here.  The executive summary is shown here:

Despite the expectations of many after the 2016 elections, the number of concealed handgun permits has again increased.

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On Albany, New York’s WGDJ-AM to discuss the increasing number of concealed handgun permit holders

17 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott was on Albany, New York’s WGDJ-AM to discuss the increasing number of concealed handgun permit holders.

(Friday, August 17, 2018, from 11:05 to 11:30 AM)

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On the Michigan Talk Network: How the media are encouraging violence against themselves

16 Aug , 2018  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on how the media are encouraging violence against themselves.

(Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:57 AM)

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Media Bias on Guns: ABC’s “The Bold Type” uses all the typical gun control rhetoric and tries to let young women know they will alienate their friends

16 Aug , 2018   Video


ABC’s “The Bold Type” is about young women working at fictitious Scarlet magazine in New York City (think Cosmopolitan). Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) risks alienating her friends by owning a gun. When roommate Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens) finds out, she confronts Sutton and acts like she’s some unthinking conservative who doesn’t care about people’s safety.…

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Copy of Dr. John Lott’s Testimony before the Arkansas Legislature Joint Performance Review Committee on School Safety

13 Aug , 2018   Video

This video contains the audio of Dr. John Lott’s recent testimony before the Arkansas legislature on school safety. The video also contains the PowerPoint that was presented to the legislature.