On the national radio show the Chose Generation: How Lott’s time in Washington Confirmed many of his worst fears about government

9 Feb , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Greg Young on his national radio show about Lott’s service in the Trump administration, the misinformation on guns produced seen in television entertainment shows, and who is harming young blacks.

(Thursday, February 4, 2021, from 10:05 to 10:21 AM)


Montana Senate Judiciary Committee will vote Friday to determine if people are allowed to carry concealed in restaurants that serve alcohol in all 50 states

27 Jan , 2021  

Only one state, Montana, still bans people with concealed handgun permits from carrying their guns in restaurants that serve alcohol. Montana allows people to carry openly in these restaurants, just as they allow open carry in banks. On Friday, January 29, 2021, Montana’s state Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on amendments to determine whether Montana remains the only state that bans carrying in such restaurants.…


Despite Claims that they care about promoting Social Distancing, Virginia bans online classes for concealed handgun permits

21 Jan , 2021  

While Virginia colleges and K-12 schools have moved to online classes and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has waived certain training requirements for Class B commercial driver’s licenses, as of January 1, 2021, Virginia’s Democrats have ended online classes for concealed handgun permits. In addition, Northam imposed onerous COVID-19 restrictions on indoor shooting ranges. …


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UPDATED: 23 State Capitols Officially Allow Some Form Of Legal Firearm Carry. Soon that will be 25 states. At Least 4 Others Currently Allow In Practice.

15 Jan , 2021  

CPRC has found that 23 State Capitols officially allow visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above to carry guns legally. The New Hampshire state House is the most recent place to allow carrying permitted concealed handguns into legislative buildings.

By a 66-to-31 party-line vote, Montana’s state House just passed in January a bill that will allow people to carry in the state Capitol, and passage in the Republican Senate seems assured before the end of the month.…

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UPDATE: 83 Congressmen want to keep the ability to carry concealed handguns in the Capitol

3 Jan , 2021   Video

UPDATE: It appears as if Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) was able to keep the Democrats from changing the rules on letting members of Congress carry guns on Capitol grounds. Note also that in the video above, Boebert is pretty clearly using information that we put together at the CPRC (e.g., on how law-abiding concealed handgun permit holders are and see also here).…

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CPRC’s Nikki Goeser on WSMV Nashville News 4: Nikki’s Stalker Hank Wise is finally charged with the federal crime of stalking by mail.

30 Dec , 2020   Video

December 29, 2020

Hank Calvin Wise murdered Nikki Goeser’s husband Ben in front of her in Nashville, TN. While serving time in prison for the murder, he has been stalking/harassing her via the USPS.



As shootings and crime climb dramatically, Gun permit requests by New Yorkers soared by 216%, but the rate that permits were approved fell by 81%

25 Dec , 2020  

With shootings up 96% this year, and murders up by 39%, it is understandable that people are concerned about their safety and have been applying for permits to own guns. New Yorkers seem people getting pushed in front of subway trains and getting robbed. They see the violent riots in the city.…


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CPRC in the News: Newsweek, Washington Times, Politico, Breitbart, and many others

20 Dec , 2020  

John Lott of The Wall Street Journal, who mentions the study in his 2013 piece on crime, alludes to a 5.7 per 100,000 murder rate prior to the ban expiring — in conjunction with the fact that the murder rate fell to 4.7 per 100,000, in 2011.

Gabe Kaminsky, “Biden’s nonsensical position on banning assault weapons,” Washington Times, December 8, 2020.


Nearly 90% of suspects arrested on gun charges in NYC were released, shootings surge by 96%. Surprised?

13 Dec , 2020  

So how has the new bail rules and releasing prisoners from jail because of the Coronavirus worked in New York? But is it really surprising that at the same time that they are letting these shooters back on the street that there has been an increase in crime?

About 3,345 of the 3,793 perps arrested between Jan.