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On Oklahoma City’s KTOK: What Biden’s policies mean for the future of private gun ownership

27 Oct , 2020  

(Monday, October 12, 2020)

Dr. John Lott spoke with Lee Matthews about what Biden’s policies mean for the future of gun ownership.


Featured, Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: Newsweek, Forbes, Daily Wire, Daily Caller, and much more

26 Oct , 2020  

A shortage of ammunition in the U.S. is set to continue following record firearms sales this year. Reasons suggested for the high arms sales figures include uncertainty amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming presidential election and civil unrest seen in recent months across the country.

“During President [Donald] Trump’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 19.48 million–a 34 percent increase over 2016,” a Crime Prevention Research Center report released earlier this month said.


Michael Bloomberg’s Gun Control Groups are Running Ads for the November Elections, but they aren’t focusing on Gun Control

25 Oct , 2020  

Unlike the NRA, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organizations have depended on a few billionaire donors, notably Bloomberg himself. But what is most notable in this election is that while they spent about $26 million by the middle of October, they have stayed away from running ads on gun control. Bloomberg’s gun control groups have felt that the best way to push for more gun control is to gun ads on health care and energy.…



On Allentown, Pennsylvania’s WAEB: Joe Biden’s proposed lawsuits against gun makers and sellers

24 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Allentown, Pennsylvania’s WAEB about Joe Biden’s proposed lawsuits against gun makers and sellers and what that would mean for people’s right to self-defense.

(Monday, October 12, 2020, from 9:05 to 9:30 AM)


Defensive Gun Use, Featured

Ten cases over the last few years where people have had to fire ten or more shots in self defense

22 Oct , 2020  

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but here are ten cases where law-abiding citizens, some of them concealed handgun permit holders fired at least 10 shots in self-defense.

A dozen shots fired, Columbus, Georgia, October 17, 2016

A Columbus homeowner opened fire on four men burglarizing his McNeese Drive home Monday afternoon, hitting at least one suspect, police say.


TV Bias On Guns: MTV’s Teen Wolf “I Don’t Like Guns”

18 Oct , 2020   Video

Media bias on guns takes many forms. Here is an all too typical example where a character simply comes out and says: “I don’t like guns.” In an episode titled “The Benefactor,” MTV’s Teen Wolf has a episode where they first show a man almost accidentally shooting his son and then a completely different scene where another man explains that “I don’t like guns” to a woman wants to teach him how to use guns for self-defense.…



CPRC in the news: Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Daily Wire, NewsMax, Microsoft News, Breitbart, and more

12 Oct , 2020  

Conceal carry permits are on the rise, increasing 34% over the past four years. The main driver behind the increase? Women and minorities, according to John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center.

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard reported that so many people are attempting to get the permits that some counties are experiencing long lines due to cutbacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

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On Minneapolis’ KKMS: Discussing the Democrats plans for abolishing the filibuster and what it means for gun control laws

11 Oct , 2020  

Dr. John Lott was on KKMS to discuss Democrats plans for abolishing the filibuster and what it means for gun control laws.

(Monday, October 5, 2020, from 6:05 to 7:00 PM)

Part 1 of interview on KKMS Part 2 of interview on KKMS

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Announcing New Member to the CPRC’s Board of Directors

9 Oct , 2020  

Joseph E. Olson has been a Professor of Law (now Emeritus) at MitchellHamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota since 1974.  He attended Duke Law School graduating with Honors and was selected for the Order of the Coif.

He has an interest in firearms regulation both as a Constitutional and a practical matter.  As…


Dr. Robert F. Turner Named President of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC)

9 Oct , 2020  

While CPRC founder Dr. John Lott is away on temporary leave, the Board of Directors of the Crime Prevention Research Center has selected Dr. Robert F. Turner to serve as the Center’s second President effective October 12, 2020.

Dr. Turner holds both professional (JD) and academic (SJD) doctorates from the University of Virginia School of Law, where in 1981 he cofounded the Center for National Security Law—the world’s first think tank specifically focused on issues of national security law. …