17 Feb , 2015

Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action makes false statement to Texas state Senators, claiming that there are no numbers on the behavior of permit holders

The bizarre thing here is that Moms Demand Action really thought that they could get away with their claim that there is no data available on how permit holders behave.  Surely, Texas state Senators know what information is offered by the Texas Department of Public Safety, and similar data is available for other states (Michigan and Florida, though the CPRC didn’t pay to obtain the Florida data).  …

16 Feb , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “Let’s not be so quick to believe gun-control rhetoric”

John Lott’s newest piece at Fox News on the New York Times reporting the latest Violence Policy Center claims starts this way:

People walking the streets with guns pose a danger to others, right? With 12 million Americans across all 50 states now having concealed handgun permits, one would think that this question would have been settled one way or another.

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15 Feb , 2015


Woman shoots man, a sex offender, who broke into her home at 4:30 AM

From KLTV in Tyler, Texas about a home invasion in Van Zandt County (just east of Dallas):

. . . According to the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office, at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, they received a 911 call from a homeowner on Texas State Highway 19 north of Canton, in rural Van Zandt County.

15 Feb , 2015


Why have a concealed handgun at a restaurant?: 23-year-old National Guard member stops three armed robbers at a Sonic restaurant

From WXIA TV (Channel 11) in Atlanta:

A 23-year-old National Guard member foiled an attempted robbery at a DeKalb County restaurant Sunday night.

It happened at the Sonic in the Belvedere Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Memorial and Columbia drives.

. . . the victim, Joseph Toombs, was waiting in line at the drive-thru when he saw three suspects approach him on foot.

14 Feb , 2015


CPRC interviewed on Chuck Woolery’s show Blunt Force Truth

Blunt Force Truth, Episode 7: “The show also delves into the media’s bias against guns, the issue of gun free zones, how progressives are moving to reduce gun ownership in America, and what progressives stand to gain from this change.”

Part 1

Part 2

14 Feb , 2015

Kennesaw State University Talk

Standing Room Only at Kennesaw State University talk on “Guns, Crime, and Terrorism”


In a week that saw the CPRC giving talks in Albany, Miami, Georgia, and Missouri, here is a picture from the first of the two talk that John Lott gave at Kennesaw State University.…

14 Feb , 2015

CPRC in the Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo News and other places

This is from Patrik Jonsson’s article that originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Yahoo News:

Others, however, including John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” have found the opposite – that the addition of 6 million concealed-carry permits since 2007 correlates in some fashion to a 22 percent drop in the overall murder and violent crime rates in the US.

13 Feb , 2015

CPRC interviewed on the Lars Larson Show to discuss the latest Violence Policy Center’s false claims about shootings by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

The Violence Policy Center claims that there have been 722 people killed by permit holders over almost 8 years from May 2007 to February 2015.  Appearing on Lars Larson’s radio show on Thursday, February 12th from 6:21 to 6:30 PM, John Lott explained the reason that the VPC’s claims were false.…

12 Feb , 2015

CPRC at Fox News: “What is more likely to kill you — a gun or a car?”

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

Which is more likely to kill you: a car or a gun? Various publications, from The Economist to Forbes, and many others have been reporting that gun deaths are set to overtake road deaths before the year is up.  But not only isn’t that going to happen.