On The Tron Show: Discussing allowing people to carry guns at state Capitols

22 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Tron Simpson on Colorado’s KVOR about the increasing number of state Capitols that allow people to carry guns.

(Sunday, January 31, 2021)

Defensive Gun Use

What clearly would have been a mass public shooting in Louisiana was stopped by multiple armed civilians

22 Feb , 2021  

Having murdered two people and wounded a couple of others, it is clear that the attacker intended to kill as many people as possible. The quick response by people with concealed handgun permits stopped the attack.

A person entered a gun store and shooting range in a New Orleans suburb and fatally shot two people Saturday, prompting customers and staff to open fire on the shooter, a sheriff said.

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On Michigan Talk Network: Biden pledges action on guns amid resistance – Taxes, reclassifications, banning online sales

21 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the Biden administration’s proposals gun control: taxes, reclassifications, and banning online sales.

(Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 8:35 to 8:46 AM)


Featured, Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: Washington Examiner, Real Clear Politics, Breitbart, Epoch Times, and much more

21 Feb , 2021  

. . . John R. Lott Jr., former president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, argued in an op-ed that the reasoning behind Biden’s gun control agenda is flawed.

“Far less than 1 percent of guns are ever used in crimes, suicides, or accidents, and when they are, it’s virtually always the result of the user’s actions,” he wrote, arguing that plenty of other products are used to commit crimes, including cars and computers, or are associated with accidental deaths, such as swimming pools.


On South Carolina’s WTMA: Biden’s initial pushes on gun control

20 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to South Carolina’s WTMA on the initial regulatory and bills that Biden is making moves on regarding guns.

(Thursday, February 4, 2021, 9:05 to 9:16 AM)

Gun Free Zones

Nikki Goeser “Stalked and Defenseless” Joins IFC Panel Discussion on Gun-Free Zones

19 Feb , 2021   Video

February 1, 2021

CPRC’s Nikki Goeser, author of “Stalked and Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband in Front of Me” speaks with a panel of Legislators and IFC about the tragedy she experienced as her husband, Ben, was gunned down in front of her in a “Gun Free Zone” by a man who was stalking her.…


Gun Control Laws, Gun Free Zones

All 50 states now allow you to carry a concealed handgun in restaurants that serve alcohol

19 Feb , 2021  

With Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signing HB 102 into law on Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 2021, Montana now allows to open carry, carry concealed without a permit, or carry concealed with a CWP, in a bank, a restaurant with a liquor license, or a bar. Thirty-four states now also allow people to carry concealed in bars.…

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Media Bias

At Real Clear Politics: TV Shows Push Gun Control Myths — in Sync With Biden

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece on media bias at Real Clear Politics.

Last week, the Biden administration promised gun control groups that it will soon roll out a massive push for limits on firearm purchases and other measures. President Biden reiterated that promise on Sunday. And the television networks aren’t waiting to lay the groundwork for this effort.

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Constitutional Carry, Gun Control Laws

UPDATE: There are now 18 Constitutional Carry States, and there is a reasonable chance it will be 20 later this year

18 Feb , 2021  

On Friday, February 12th, Utah’s Governor Spencer Cox signed a bill making Constitutional Carry the law in Utah. On Thursday, February 18th, Governor Greg Gianforte’s first priority for this legislative session has been signing a Constitutional Carry/eliminating gun-free zone, and it is now on his desk.

That might not be all this year.…

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On New England’s Giant WBZ: What Is House Bill 127 and What Are Biden’s Plans For Classifying Semi-Auto Rifles As Class III Weapons?

18 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Dan Rae on Boston’s giant 50,000-watt WBZ about how the what is House Bill 127 and what are Biden’s plans for classifying semi-auto rifles as Class III weapons. Lott was on for a full two hours taking questions from people all the way from Milwaukee to Virginia.…