Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs Constitutional Carry Bill at the Alamo

23 Jun , 2021  

You have to admire Governor Greg Abbott’s style.

Gov. Greg Abbott visited the Alamo Thursday to ceremoniously sign a bill into law allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit or training.

Lynnanne Nguyễn and Black Hanson, “Texas governor signs new law allowing handguns without a permit,” KDFW Fox Channel 4, June 17, 2021.


CPRC in the News: Orange County Register, PEW, Business & Politics Review, Townhall, and more

19 Jun , 2021  

Overall, gun policies in state capitols, even after the January riot in Washington, remain split. About 30 state capitols employ metal detectors, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Conversely, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a pro-gun research group, about 23 capitols officially allow carrying legal firearms inside.

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On the Dinesh D’Souza Podcast: Discussing Gun Control and Vote Fraud

18 Jun , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Dinesh D’Souza on his podcast about why more guns mean less crime and also why our new research on voting rules in other countries.

(June 14, 2021)


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At the Missoulian: Missoulian’s one-sided attack on credibility

9 Jun , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Missoulian responding to a news article attack on him.

The Missoulian’s initial report on there being thousands more recorded votes than envelopes for the ballots from Missoula County’s November all-mail-in election was largely a response to my investigative article at Real Clear Investigations (RCI) (Jordan Hansen, “GOP-backed group claims’ irregularities’ on Missoula County 2020 ballots,” March 30).


CPRC in the News: New York Post, The Blaze, The Floridian, Real Clear Politics, and more

7 Jun , 2021  

Reality check: Voter ID Is Huge in Europe

While Democrats are “warning anew of racist voter ‘suppression,’ . . . democracies in Europe and elsewhere tell a different story — of the benefits of stricter voter-ID requirements after hard lessons learned,” reports John R. Lott Jr. at RealClearInvestigations. “Of 47 nations surveyed in Europe — a place where, on other matters, American progressives often look to with envy — all but one country requires a government-issued photo voter ID to vote.”

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Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) relies heavily on the CPRC work

27 May , 2021   Video

Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) relied very heavily on the research from the CPRC.

Massie’s former staffer is our Executive Director, Nikki Goeser. Her recent testimony before the US Senate is available here.

Information on safe storage laws is available here.

The Charleston Loophole false claims

The discriminatory nature of these laws against minorities and the poor is discussed here.…


CPRC in the News: Breitbart, Business & Politics Reporter, PJ Media, Chronicles, and many more

23 May , 2021  

For example, on September 9, 2016, Breitbart News reported data from John Lott’s book, The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, which showed that Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law benefited black people more than white people.

Lott wrote:

“From 2005 through October 1, 2014, blacks made up 16.7 percent of Florida’s population and 34 percent of the defendants who invoked Stand Your Ground.


On the Alan Nathan Show: Discussing that Cost-Benefit Calculations behind the Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine

10 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the national Alan Nathan Show to talk about the piece that he wrote at Townhall with Dr. Timothy Craig Allen, who is both on our Board of Directors and a governor of the College of American Pathologists. They discussed “The Hysterical Reaction To The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Endangers Lives” and claimed death toll from the Coronavirus.…


New York City’s likely next mayor calls out gun control hypocrites, will carry a gun himself when he is mayor

9 May , 2021  

Gosh, Eric Adams might be a traditional liberal in lots of ways, but there is one thing that makes a huge difference: he was a police officer for 20 years.

Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president, was the first-place pick for 21 percent of the respondents in a three-day survey conducted by Washington, D.C.-based


On the Michigan Talk Network about Biden’s Gun Lies

29 Apr , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about Biden’s gun lies. More information is available here and here.

(April 15, 2021, from 8:35 to 8:44 AM)