31 May , 2019

Editorials across nine newspapers in Florida: “Research disproves hysteria about arming teachers”

Our recent research on school shootings has gotten an extensive editorial write-up in nine newspapers across Florida.

Palm Beach Daily News, May 30, 2019; Florida Times-Union, May 30, 2019; Daily Commercial, May 30, 2019; St. Augustine Record, May 30, 2019; Gainesville Sun, May 30, 2019; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 30, 2019; News Chief (Winter Haven, Florida), May 30, 2019; Ocala StarBanner, May 30, 2019; and The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida), May 30, 2019


30 May , 2019

What social changes were caused by Roe v Wade?

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Lott’s research on the impact of Roe v Wade on a wide array of American society. Ever wonder why the 1970s saw what appear to be many contradictory changes?

• A sharp increase in pre-marital sex.
• A sharp rise in out-of-wedlock births.…


29 May , 2019

Showing how the percent of adults with concealed handgun permit changes in states over time from 2013 to 2018

The graphs and tables below allow you to see how the percent of adults with concealed handgun permits are changing in states from 2013 to 2018. On the top right of graph is a toggle that allows you set the graphs for any years from 2013 to 2018 or over a range of years.…


28 May , 2019

At Townhall: Texas Is About to expand Its Program For Teachers Carrying Guns

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at Townhall that starts this way:

Twenty years after Columbine, the United States is still looking for how to stop mass public shootings. The rest of the world, where mass public shootings are actually much more common, is also looking for solutions. Russia, France, Finland, and Norway are among the European countries that have experienced far more deaths per capita from these attacks.

28 May , 2019

New at The Washington Times: Short-sighted calls for gun control

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times about the views that Joe Biden and other Democrat presidential candidates have on gun control. The piece starts this way:

Every one of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates supports more gun control. Front-runner Joe Biden not only oversaw the Obama administration’s gun control proposals, but took credit this month for the 1994 federal Assault Weapon Ban.

27 May , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Yet another TV show where a character insists that they don’t like guns

TV shows frequently have characters insisting that they don’t like guns. At the beginning of the first episode on CBS’s Elementary in Season 7, one of the main characters makes a similar comment.

Joan Watson (played by Lucy Liu): “Just because I am an American doesn’t mean I like guns.”

(Elementary, S7 E1, May 23, 2019)

Other examples where television characters say that they don’t like guns can be seen here, here, and here.…


26 May , 2019

Media Bias on Guns: Hawaii 5-0 continues to push myth that licensed guns solve crime

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that gun licensing and registration is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a criminal leaves a gun (or for this show a bullet casing) at a crime scene, they will be able to link the crime gun back to the criminal.…


26 May , 2019

Common Gun Control Myths

Dr. John Lott gave this talk on “gun control myths” in Indianapolis on April 27, 2019. More information can be obtained here.

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25 May , 2019

On the Gary Nolan Radio Show to discuss our new research on school safety

Gary Nolan interviews Dr. John Lott about CPRC’s new research showing Schools that Allow Teachers to Carry Guns haven’t seen school shootings during school hours.

(Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 10:05-10:30 AM)


24 May , 2019

Democrats push gun control legislation that disarms poor minorities

Dr. John Lott talked to Dana Loesch on her show “Relentless” about how the gun control regulations pushed by Democrat presidential candidates will disarm poor minorities.

(Dana Show, Monday, May 20, 2019, from 6:02 to 6:12 PM)