Featured, Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: Fox News, Townhall, American Thinker, and other places

21 Jun , 2020  

Deviation from the orthodoxy. John R. Lott, RealClear Politics, Tuesday:

New York Times opinion editor James Bennet resigned after daring to publish a column by Republican senator Tom Cotton, who argued for using the military to help quell the riots that arose from George Floyd’s murder. The publication of a conservative opinion was too much for many staff members and political activists.


Just released: Audio version of Nikki Goeser’s “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me”

21 Jun , 2020  

If you haven’t read Nikki Goeser’s book, this is a must! The link to her book is available here.

technology and crime

How Technology Killed Auto Theft

20 Jun , 2020  

Technology has made it very difficult to steal cars made after about 2000.  The old cars that can be stolen are not very valuable.  If it wasn’t for old Hondas retaining some of their value, auto theft would be down even further.  From the New York Times:

. . . 1990, the city had 147,000 reported auto thefts, one for every 50 residents; last year, there were just 7,400, or one per 1,100.

Featured, Radio

On the Michigan Talk Network: Liberal Politicians Who Order Police To Stand Down and Defund Police Are The Same People Who Want To Ban Guns

19 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Lott’s opinion piece in the Washington Times.

(Wednesday, June 17, 2020, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM).



On the Lars Larson Show: Discussing Lott’s Experience with Media Bias at the New York Times

18 Jun , 2020  

Lars brings on Dr. John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, and author most recently of “The War on Guns” to discuss why “open minded” liberals have a track record of not supporting all types of free speech. Dr. John Lott explains to Lars about how he has received backlash from news outlets on his latest article, despite it being an opinion piece.…



Police Officers facing threats of tampered food

18 Jun , 2020  

Being a police officer has gotten more dangerous. I have heard of stories where police are changing out of their uniforms before picking up their children at school, that they have moved well out of their cities, to avoid people upset with them being police. Reports are occurring across the country of police quitting their jobs (see also here).…


Defensive Gun Use, Featured

Nine Defensive Gun Uses where people legally carrying concealed guns have stopped crime, cases from late August to mid September 2019

17 Jun , 2020  

We normally don’t include cases where a business owner or employee stops an attack, as those are quite numerous, unless the case explicitly notes the person had a concealed handgun permit.

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2019

Police say an armed man in his 30s attempted to rob the store when the MetroPCS employee, who has a permit to carry, shot the suspect.

Defensive Gun Use

Concealed handgun permit holder saves lives: Man killed by CPL holder after firing gun at vehicles on Saginaw Hwy

17 Jun , 2020  

While one would think that the most important part of this story was that a man who was standing in the road was firing a gun at vehicles, many news articles on this event focused on the shooter just pointing his gun at people or firing his gun into the air.…

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Addressing LibertyCon on More Guns, Less Crime

16 Jun , 2020   Video

Ponencia de John Lott, durante la conferencia anual europea de Students For Liberty, LibertyCon, organizada en Madrid el pasado 6 de marzo.

Presentation by John Lott, during the annual European Students For Liberty conference, LibertyCon, organized in Madrid on March 6.


On The Jim Bohannon Show To Talk About the Bias at the New York Times and other Media Outlets

16 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Jim Bohannon on his massive national radio show about Lott’s piece at Real Clear Politics on how what happened to Senator Tom Cotton at the New York Times is actually an all too common story. Lott has in fact had a similar experience with the Times.…