30 Apr , 2019

In the Dallas Morning News: Data call into question supposed benefits of police review boards

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News on the proposal to have a police review board. The chairman of the Dallas Citizens Police Review Board has a piece that is paired with Lott’s and is available here. Lott’s piece starts this way:

Community trust is crucial to effective policing, so it’s imperative that officers not think that they can get away with misconduct.


29 Apr , 2019

Indiana becomes 17th state that doesn’t require a fee or training to carry a concealed handgun

In addition to the sixteen Constitutional Carry states, Indiana has become the 17th state that doesn’t require a fee or training to get a concealed handgun permit. The Constitutional Carry states don’t require a permit as long as you are within their state, but you have to get a permit to carry outside of your state.…


29 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: Felons and the Democratic vote

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times begins this way:

Democrats used to argue that once felons had served their time, they had paid their debt to society and should be able to vote. Leading presidential candidate Bernie Sanders now wants felons to never lose their right to vote, not even for those who have committed the most horrible crimes, not even while they’re in prison.


28 Apr , 2019

On One America News Network: The dangers of Red Flag Laws



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28 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: NRA turmoil is not a threat to Second Amendment but THIS could do real harm

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Fox News on the media turmoil at the NRA. The piece starts this way:

The announcement Saturday that Oliver North is stepping down as president of the National Rifle Association – following news that the New York attorney general is investigating the group’s tax-exempt status – has sparked overwrought media speculation that the NRA is in danger of shutting down.

27 Apr , 2019

Testifying in Baton Rouge on Constitutional Challenge to Louisiana’s Concealed Handgun Law

“The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms is fundamental and shall not be infringed.  Any restriction on this right shall be subject to strict scrutiny.” — Louisiana state Constitution regarding firearms that was enacted via ballot measure in 2012. Over 74 percent of Louisiana voters approved Amendment 2.…

26 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: Armed teachers can save student lives – Don’t leave children defenseless against school shooters

Dr. John Lott’s newest op-ed discusses the fact that 20 states allow teachers and other school staff members to carry guns under a variety of rules on school property, so we don’t need to guess about how safe these schools are. Some states have had these rules for decades.

Not a single person has been injured or killed by a teacher’s gun.…

26 Apr , 2019

Join the CPRC in Indianapolis

If you are going to the NRA Convention that will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, please stop by our booth. We will be in booth 3250.

Dr. John Lott will also be giving four talks.

Concealed Carry Facts

Friday, April 26th, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm, Room 231

Saturday, April 27th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 231

Gun Control Lies

Saturday, April 27th, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, Room 231

Sunday, April 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 231

This map of the convention floor is available here.…

25 Apr , 2019

Discussing “why it is so difficult to stop criminals from getting guns”

On the Red Elephant YouTube page, Dr. John Lott talked to Vincent James about why it is so difficult to stop criminals from obtaining guns. We have some real concerns about the racial beliefs of the host, which we clearly spelled out in another segment. But this was a good opportunity to reach out to young people on social media.…

24 Apr , 2019

On Fox Business: Explaining why stricter gun control won’t make people safer

Dr. John Lott talked to Judge Andrew Napolitano on Fox Business about Bill Clinton’s and Democrats’ calls for stricter gun control. Napolitano and Lott discussed the dangers of gun-free zones, media bias, and the victims of gun control laws.

Judge Andrew Napolitano calls Dr. Lott “the smartest person that I know on the impact of guns on society.”

(Kennedy, Fox Business, April 22, 2019, from 9:52 to 9:55 PM)