At The Hill: We need more honest debate and rigorous research on gun control

12 Dec , 2020  

CPRC’s President Andrew Pollack has an op-ed at The Hill newspaper that responds to an attack from someone connected with the Brady Campaign against our past president, John Lott.

The Hill recently published an opinion by Griffin Dix allegedly exposing a “time bomb under President-elect Biden’s doormat.” The time-bomb wasn’t a bogus dossier, FBI agents lying in order to spy on Biden’s campaign, or a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden.



CBS’s SWAT shows an “Assault Weapon” AR-15 with grenade launcher used by a criminal

10 Dec , 2020   Video

Do you remember when the 1994 Federal Assault weapon banned semi-automatic rifles with two of six different features? One of those six was a grenade launcher attached to the gun. Presumably, few guns were banned because they had that feature. While there are occasional rare cases of people caught possessing grenade launchers, we don’t know of any crimes committed with a grenade launcher.…

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Responding to false claims in the Washington Post Fact Check: Trump was correct that virtually all of Europe either prohibits absentee ballots or require Photo Voter IDs

7 Dec , 2020   Video

President Trump in speech of December 2, 2020: 

Most Americans would be shocked to learn no state in the country verifies citizenship as a condition for voting in federal elections. This is a national disgrace. No other advanced country conducts elections this way. 

Many European countries have instituted major restrictions on mail-in voting specifically because they recognize the nearly unlimited potential for fraud.


Walter Williams died this morning

2 Dec , 2020   Video

The CPRC is very sorry to note the passing of a real friend of the CPRC. Walter, an economist who got his PhD from UCLA, made a real difference in the world in his academic writings and teaching. Walter cited and used our research many times in his writings and his appearances as a guest host on the Rush Limbaugh Show.…


UPDATE: Do Right-to-carry laws reduce violent crime?

29 Nov , 2020  

Original Post November 2, 2014: A 2012 survey of the literature is available here.  Some of the peer-reviewed research showing that concealed carry laws reduce violent crime is listed here.  This list includes papers using US data (whether broken down at the city, county or state level), which is preferable over arbitrarily picking some small portion of the country.…


Why Biden’s proposal to classify semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than 10 rounds as Class III weapons depends on whether Democrats take control of the Senate

28 Nov , 2020  

Joe Biden wants to make it more costly for people to own guns (the above information is from his campaign website). There are the costs of background checks that he supports ($125 in DC, $125 to $200 in NYC, as low as $55 in Oregon). But suppose he successfully classifies semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding over ten rounds as Class III weapons.…


Concealed Handgun Permits, Featured

Apple’s Chief Security Officer and a Local Businessman Charged with Bribery for CCW Licenses, the problem is with the discretion

25 Nov , 2020  

Do you think that Apple’s Chief Security Officer, Thomas Moyer, could pass a background check? How about the four executives at Apple that Moyer was trying to get approval to have permits? Do you think that if Apple’s Chief Security Officer and other executives could convince Apple that they are responsible enough people to run an almost $2 trillion company, they are responsible enough to join the 20 million Americans who have concealed handgun permits?…

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CPRC in the News: Daily Caller, American Military News, All Outdoor News, and more

23 Nov , 2020  

There is good reason to believe that a similar situation takes place when pollsters ask Americans about gun ownership. Economist John Lott contends that many Americans refuse to answer or do not answer truthfully when asked about whether they own a firearm. In a piece for Fox News, Lott noted “current events influence people’s willingness to acknowledge gun ownership.

Featured, Media Coverage

CPRC in the news: Daily Wire, Forbes, Post Millennial, World Tribune, and other places

11 Nov , 2020  

John Lott tweeted out the State Senator’s issued statement: “The changing guidance she has delivered to counties not only directly contradicts the Election Code language she is sworn to uphold, but also conflicts her own litigation statements and decisions of both the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court.”

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Argentina’s AireLibra: John Lott, the world’s premier gun control researcher

9 Nov , 2020  

This interview with the Argentine media outlet Aire Libre was conducted with Dr. John Lott back in early August, before he left the CPRC, but it has only now been published. The original article was published on October 20, 2020 in Spanish. Below is a rough translation using Google search.…