17 Mar , 2015

Former Maryland state police Captain Jack McCauley, who was the commander of the Maryland State Licensing Division, testifies in favor of concealed handguns

Captain McCauley provides powerful testimony in favor of allowing civilians to carry permitted concealed handguns.  Anyone who listens to Captain McCauley’s testimony here will quickly see that part of it relies heavily on the CPRC’s research here and here.

Here is also powerful testimony by a woman stalking victim who wanted to be able to have a gun for protection.…

17 Mar , 2015

CPRC on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department

John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show from 5:06 to 5:20 PM on Monday, March 16th, 2015 to discuss the Obama administration’s claims about racism in Ferguson Police Department (audio available here).

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15 Mar , 2015


CPRC in the Pittsburgh Tribune: “Obama’s backdoor ban”

Eric Heyl with the Pittsburgh Tribune conducted this interview with us:

John R. Lott Jr. is president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, . . . [an] organization that examines the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns and crime and public safety. He spoke to the Trib regarding a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives proposal to ban one of the most popular bullets used in AR-15 semiautomatic rifles.

15 Mar , 2015

Population of cities surrounding Ferguson

What the DOJ Report on Racism in the Ferguson Police Department left out

KTRS Program Director McGraw Milhaven had this important discussion about the Department of Justice report on Ferguson. Milhaven notes that while Ferguson is 67% black the surrounding towns are almost all completely black and that the traffic tickets and warrants are being put on those who live outside of Ferguson.  His point is that the tickets aren’t motivated by racism, but are an attempt to get those living in other towns to pay for running Ferguson.…


14 Mar , 2015

Virginia mom and daughter DGU

Mom shoots intruder who broke into home while 2-year-old baby slept

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Mother would “absolutely” again shoot the man who bust through the window into her home. The man was just a few feet from her and kept coming at her when she fired her gun twice.

13 Mar , 2015


CPRC at Fox News: Why Michael Bloomberg’s latest push for gun control is all wrong

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

Michael Bloomberg is spending tens of millions of dollars trying to convince state legislatures to support restrictive gun control laws.  From television and newspaper ads, to blanketing communities with flyers, to bringing in people from out of state to testify, no effort seems too great. 


13 Mar , 2015


APRIL 10th: Join Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Glenn Reynolds, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent and other favorites on APRIL 10th in Nashville for a fun filled and informative evening!

Join Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesch, Brad Thor, Ted Nugent and other favorites on April 10th in Nashville to learn about the forthcoming tidal wave of claims from Bloomberg and others!
Why research matters 
Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, and others are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to scare people about guns.

12 Mar , 2015


CPRC at Fox News: “Is gun ownership really down in America?”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News:

Is gun ownership falling? The answer is yes, at least if you believe a new General Social Survey (GSS) by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Supposedly, since the late 1970s, the percentage of homes with a gun has fallen from approximately 50 percent to 32 percent.  


12 Mar , 2015

Three Pinocchios

CPRC helping to get accurate information out behind the scenes: The Washington Post Fact Checking Obama

In today’s Washington Post, Glenn Kessler has a devastating fact check of comments that President Obama made to Benedict College in South Carolina last Friday.  Kessler gave Obama three out of four possible Pinocchios.

“What we also have to recognize is, is that our homicide rates are so much higher than other industrialized countries.

11 Mar , 2015

CPRC on the Phil Valentine Show on Gun-free Zones and our Dinner on April 10th

John Lott talked to Phil Valentine about Gun-Free Zones as well as our upcoming events on April 10th and 11th (March 9, 2015 from 5:30 to 6 PM).