21 May , 2015

CPRC on Coast-to-Coast AM to discuss District Court striking down DC’s restrictive rules on granting concealed handgun permits

John Lott talks to George Noory about Federal Judge striking down D.C.’s new concealed carry law.

20 May , 2015

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CPRC on The Blaze TV: Discussing President Obama’s new rules on so-called “militarization” of police

The video here has the first four minutes of the seven minutes that John Lott was on the show.

Fox News has some detailed information here:

the White House said that effective immediately, the federal government will no longer fund or provide armored vehicles that run on a tracked system instead of wheels, weaponized aircraft or vehicles, firearms or ammunition of .50-caliber or higher, grenade launchers, bayonets or camouflage uniforms.


19 May , 2015

Civilian with handgun “may have saved officer’s life”

May 12, 2015: A case in northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where a police officer was beaten on his head with his baton. The rookie officer was “seriously injured.” The civilian who used his gun to stop the attacker “may have saved officer’s life.”

In this case, it isn’t clear if the civilian who rescued the officer had a concealed handgun permit.…

15 May , 2015

CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network: Discussing the lack of media discussions on mass public shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders

John Lott was interviewed by Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the lack of news coverage about dramatic defensive gun use stories (from 6:45 to 6:53 AM EDT on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015).

13 May , 2015

CPRC on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsman TV to discuss Hillary Clinton’s Criminal Justice Proposals

The discussion focuses on John Lott’s recent piece in the New York Daily News and Bloomberg’s groups continued unwillingness to debate.…

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12 May , 2015

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Concealed handgun permit holder saves police officer who was being savagely beaten by burglar

On May 5th in Oklahoma City,when  a young police officer was being savagely beaten by burglar with the officer’s baton, a concealed hand permit holder came to the aid of the officer and stopped the attack.  The two burglars in this case have been in the Oklahoma county jail a combined total of 70 times (see end of video clip).  …

9 May , 2015

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Two concealed handgun permit holders, both volunteer firemen, stop mass public shooting

New Holland, South Carolina, May 5th, 2015, Fox Carolina:

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Firefighters said they may have stopped a massacre after a gunman surprised them at their station Tuesday.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the New Holland Fire Department’s Station 2 around 6:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

8 May , 2015

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Concealed Carry Permit Holder Rescues Woman who was being Carjacked

From KSL TV in Orem, Utah:

A 27-year-old man was fatally wounded in the parking lot of an Orem grocery store Saturday morning when he was shot by a man attempting to stop him from carjacking a woman’s SUV, Orem police said.

Capt. Ned Jackson of the Orem Police Department said the man who shot the would-be carjacker had a weapon and a concealed weapons permit.

8 May , 2015

CPRC on Lars Larson to discuss the aftermath of the Baltimore Riots

John Lott talked to Lars Larson about the aftermath of the Baltimore riots on Monday, May 4th from 6:20 to 6:30.

7 May , 2015

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Hillary Clinton’s dishonest crime dodge”

John Lott’s newest piece at the New York Daily News starts this way:

It is easy to forget that, in 1991, the U.S. murder rate was well over twice what it is today. In a speech last week at Columbia University, Hillary Clinton demonstrated she doesn’t understand that ending what she called the “era of Mass Incarceration” will endanger lives.