In the Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Guns on the agenda in Carson City”

17 Feb , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Sunday Las Vegas Review-Journal about the new gun control law just signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak. The piece starts this way.

Everyone wants to stop dangerous criminals or people with serious mental illness from having guns. We feel that as strongly as ever on the one-year anniversary last week of the Parkland high school attack.


CPRC in the News: Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Tallahassee Democrat, Reno Gazette-Journal, KDKA, and many others

16 Feb , 2019  


Tallahassee Democrat, February 22, 2019

Currently, teachers in 28 states can carry firearms, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a conservative nonprofit organization. District approval is required in most states and restrictions and training requirements vary. . . .


The Oswegonian, February 15, 2019

There are currently 28 states that allow teachers to carry firearms, according to a conservative nonprofit organization called the Crime Prevention Research Center.


Yet another Mass Public Shooting in another Gun-free zone: at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois

15 Feb , 2019  

“Did you ever see him with guns at work?” the anchors asked Probst [an employee at the company] about the shooter.

“No. We are not even supposed to have any guns at work.” He said.

— ABC Channel 7, WLS, Chicago

Reportedly, five were murdered in the attack at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois.…



Some Congressmen use CPRC info during the mark up of the Universal Background Check bill

15 Feb , 2019   Video

Congressmen Collins (ranking member), Gaetz, and Gohmert were among those who used Crime Prevention Research Center research during the mark up of the Universal Background Check bill (that covers background checks on private transfers of guns).

Congressman Doug Collins is using a CPRC analysis on concealed handgun permit holders from about five years ago.…



On Dana Loesch’s Relentless: Distortions and Misinformation in Anti-2A Firearms Studies

14 Feb , 2019   Video

President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, John Lott, joins Dana to debunk the false information and cherry-picked statistics put out by Everytown for Gun Safety.




CPRC testifies before Pittsburgh City Council on gun-control: Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, etc…

13 Feb , 2019   Video

Dr. Lott testified before the Pittsburgh City Council about a range of gun control laws that they are considering and offers a compromise in the debate on how to fix the Background Check System if they truly want Universal Background Checks. A compromise that seems to be ignored. Notice the behavior of Councilman Bruce Kraus at the end of the video.…

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On the Michigan Talk Network: Background Checks Bill would turn many well-intentioned Americans into criminals

12 Feb , 2019  

Dr. Lott speaks with host Steve Gruber about the real problems with gun-control laws currently being debated in Congress. Dr. Lott provides examples of where so-called “sensible” gun-control laws, such as Universal Background Checks, could turn many well-intentioned Americans into felons.





UPDATED: Why we shouldn’t depend on mental health professionals to detect mass killers: Elliot Rodger’s slipping “under the radar” is hardly rare

11 Feb , 2019  

Frequently, the proposed solution to these mass shootings is to simply spend more money on mental health.

MAJOR GARRETT: . . . Do you believe the legislation the Senate did not pass would have made any difference in this case [the Elliot Rodger’s shooting]?

SENATOR RICHARD BLUMENTHAL: The legislation that failed to pass–it got support from fifty-five senators–would have provided a mental health initiative with more resources, greater ability for the Santa Barbara police to intervene–to use the sheriff’s word–to have professionals trained in diagnosing and detecting this kind of derangement.

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Testimony in Pittsburgh on City Council Gun Control Ordinance

10 Feb , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has been invited to testify about the City of Pittsburgh’s proposed gun control ordinance on Tuesday, February 12th before the Pittsburgh City Council. The testimony is scheduled for 1:30 PM.


On the Jim Polito Show on WTAG/WHYN: Discussion on the gun-control debate

8 Feb , 2019  

Dr. John Lott has a discussion with host Jim Polito about the gun-control debate. Dr. Lott explains the dangers of gun-free zones and how many gun-control laws only really impact the law-abiding. While law-abiding citizens are often times disarmed because of these laws, criminals are then able to more easily engage in crime.…