Cases awaiting Cert from the Supreme Court focus heavily on the right to carry a concealed handgun outside the home

22 May , 2020  

For weeks now, people have been waiting to find out which of ten gun cases before the Supreme Court will be granted Cert. Some of these cases have actually been on hold for a year.

Six cases involved concealed carry. The Heller and McDonald decisions dealt only with the “to keep” part of the Second Amendment.…


YouTube Censorship: Claims a brief example that we posted of Television show bias violates their Community Guidelines

18 May , 2020  

Blue Bloods, CBS, Season 10, Episode 12, January 10, 2020

In January, we posted a brief eleven second video from the CBS show Blue Bloods. The show made the false claim that police commit suicides at high rates because they have “easy access to guns,” and we provided the clip as yet another example of the misleading information provided about guns on television shows.…


A Cost Of Releasing Prisoners: Robber freed early from Colorado Department of Corrections accused of murder

16 May , 2020  

Another inmate released from prison to protect him from the Coronavirus.

A Colorado convict accused of murdering a 21-year-old woman last Saturday in Denver had been released from prison early due to the coronavirus, according to local media.

Cornelius Haney, 40, was nabbed over the weekend for the fatal shooting of Heather Perry in an alleyway, NBC’s 9News-Denver reported.


UPDATE: US data on Coronavirus deaths exaggerating the number of deaths?: US Hospitals Paid More for labeling cause of death as Coronavirus, Doctors falsely labeling deaths

11 May , 2020   Video

UPDATE: Here is a new piece that we have that summarizes the information in this post (click here).

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, in the above video from April 18, 2020, explains how extremely broadly deaths count as a Coronavirus death.

“I just want to be clear in terms of the definition of ‘people dying of COVID.’ The case definition is very simplistic.


Wells Fargo will spend $10 million on gun violence “research”

2 May , 2020  

In order to buy protection from gun control groups, Wells Fargo has promised to give more than $10 million to support their research agenda.

Trisha Schultz, a Wells Fargo spokeswoman, said in a statement that the bank planned to invest more than $10 million over three years in studying gun-violence prevention and in improving school safety.

Coronavirus, Featured

On NewsMax TV’s to discuss how the United States is dealing with the Coronavirus

30 Apr , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott appeared on NewsMax TV’s liquid lunch to discuss our research on how the US compares to other countries in dealing with the Coronavirus.

(Friday, April 24, 2020, from 12:45 to 1:00 PM)

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On Lock N Load Radio: Nikki Goeser Spends an Hour On Her New Book “Stalked And Defenseless”

29 Apr , 2020  

Nikki Goeser talked to Bill Frady on his national Lock N Load radio show about her new book “Stalked And Defenseless: How Gun Control Helped My Stalker Murder My Husband In Front Of Me.”

(Tuesday, April 28, 2020)

Part 1

Part 2



On the Coronavirus and gun ownership consideration during the pandemic

28 Apr , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to Dr. Jeffrey Barke on his Facebook podcast, “Common sense answers to the Wuhan CCP virus.” They covered Lott’s writings on the Coronavirus and gun ownership during the pandemic.

(Monday, April 20, 2020)


Did Illinois just ban or at least strictly limit concealed carry?

27 Apr , 2020  

Illinois Governor Pritzker has an executive order that will take effect on May 1st.

“Wearing a face covering in public places or when working. Any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering (a mask or cloth face- covering) shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain a six-foot social distance.


CPRC in the News: Washington Examiner, Ballotpedia, Inside Sources, and other news stories

22 Apr , 2020  

Washington Examiner, April 4, 2020

Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., a gun rights advocate who founded the Crime Prevention Research Center, said concerns that the police could handle a possible uptick in crime are warranted and are prompting some to take self-defense into their own hands. 

“You have police all across the country which are being restricted in terms of their ability to go and respond to calls,” said Lott.