6 Mar , 2014

Evaluating Arguments in New York Times opposing permitted concealed handguns at universities

An op-ed in the New York Times last Friday by Greg Hampikian (February 27), a biology professor at Boise State University, raised the standard fears about letting permitted concealed handguns on college campuses.

I have had encounters with disgruntled students over the years, some of whom seemed quite upset, but I always assumed that when they reached into their backpacks they were going for a pencil.

4 Mar , 2014

CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM to discuss Obama’s Expanded Background Checks

The audio of John Lott’s interview on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory is available here. Lott was in the news segment for 3 minutes to discuss the Obama administration implementing his executive orders on background checks.…


4 Mar , 2014

CPRC at Investor’s Business Daily on the 20th Anniversary of the Brady Law: “Brady Law Has Done Little To Keep Guns Out Of Criminals’ Hands”

The Brady Law stops law-abiding Americans, not criminals, from getting guns. John Lott’s piece at Investor’s Business Daily starts this way:

Last Friday marked the 20th anniversary of the so-called Brady Law, a federal gun control in honor of James Brady, Ronald Reagan’s former press secretary who was wounded in John Hinckley’s assassination attempt.


3 Mar , 2014

CPRC on KRLA in Los Angeles to discuss 9th Circuit decision striking down California’s concealed handgun law

The audio from Sunday, February 23, 2014 on their Sunday Morning Newsmakers show is available here.…


2 Mar , 2014

Two talks this week

John Lott will be at Texas Tech University Law School from noon to 1:30 on Wednesday, March 5th and at St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, Texas from noon to 1:30 on Thursday, March 6th.…

2 Mar , 2014

CPRC on NRA News

CPRC was on NRA News to discuss Bloomberg’s false claims about how the 1996 budget Amendment on CDC research impact firearms research. The audio of that interview from Friday, February 28th is available here.…


27 Feb , 2014

CPRC at Fox News: “Don’t believe mainstream media mistruths about firearms research”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News starts this way:

If we are to believe the mainstream media, the powerful NRA has used its political muscle to keep people ignorant of how guns impact our safety. They are supposedly to blame for the elimination of firearms research. This is all a result of a 1996 amendment to the federal budget stating “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”

Thus last month, ABC News reported: “In 1996 the NRA successfully lobbied Congress to pull millions of dollars out of government-funded firearms research.

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27 Feb , 2014


The CPRC is proud to release a new study that is available here.

Here is part of a news story on the report from Fox News:

A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades.

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26 Feb , 2014

CPRC on the Sportsman TV Channel: Two interviews discussing various gun control claims

The audio of an interview from Tuesday, February 18th is available here.
The audio of an interview from Friday, February 21st is available here.…


24 Feb , 2014

CPRC on Piers Morgan’s cancelation at CNN

CPRC’s president, John Lott, has been on Piers Morgan’s CNN show many times. With Morgan’s announcement yesterday that his show was being cancelled, John Lott wrote a piece for the National Review Online. The piece starts this way:

Sunday’s announcement that Piers Morgan had lost his show at CNN was hardly unexpected.