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CPRC on the Michigan Talk Network: About Gun Ownership in Panama, the Increase in Concealed Handgun Permits, and the Level of Gun Ownership

15 Aug , 2015  

John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about a range to gun topics: gun ownership in Panama, the increase in concealed handgun permits, and the level of gun ownership.  They talked on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 from 6:45 to 6:52 AM.

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CPRC on Canada’s The Rebel: Gun control advocates now pushing for municipal laws

15 Aug , 2015  

CPRC’s John Lott talked to Brian Lilley on Friday, August 14, 2015 about the push for more local gun control regulations.  Gun control advocates in the U.S. and Canada realize they’re getting nowhere at the federal level, so they’ve set their sights on passing new laws at the municipal one. For example, Seattle has just voted unanimously to raise taxes on guns and bullets.…

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Buzzfeed Hit Piece on CPRC’s John Lott

14 Aug , 2015  

Last August, Taylor Woolrich was the first speaker at our conference for Students for Concealed Carry. Her tragic story about a woman who was being stalked and her desire to be able to defend herself received a lot of media coverage. In a piece at Buzzfeed last night and today, there is a story up about how John Lott supposedly put pressure on Taylor Woolrich to have an op-ed at Fox News.…

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CPRC on the Michael Dukes Shows: On the New York Times, Mother Jones, and recent polling

14 Aug , 2015  

John Lott talked to Michael Dukes about everything from surveys on expanded background checks to Mother Jones’ hit piece.  Here is the discussion of the New York Times relying on Mother Jones’ research.  Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:15 to 10:27 AM.

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CPRC at the Daily Caller: “The New York Times Believes MoJo’s Gun-Control Myths”

13 Aug , 2015  


John Lott’s newest piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Normally, even the New York Times doesn’t cite such an unreliable source as Mother Jones for evidence. But when it comes to gun control, it’s considered okay to use biased sources, call people names, and thoughtlessly dismiss the notion that gun-free zones endanger lives.

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CPRC in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper: Special Report on Concealed Carry

12 Aug , 2015  

LNP (the newspaper for Lancaster, Pennsylvania) has a large news special on concealed handguns in the state.  This is from part of the article (an online poll is available here):

. . . John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, is the author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and one of the nation’s foremost gun researchers.

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CPRC at Newsday: “More guns make Americans feel safer”

9 Aug , 2015  

Newsday (Long Island and New York City) has a Sunday circulation of 510,683.  The piece starts this way:

Americans are increasingly convinced that owning a gun makes them safer.

A new Rasmussen poll found that an overwhelming majority of Americans (68 percent) “feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed.” And a series of polls by Gallup, the Pew Research Center, and ABC News and The Washington Post show similar results.

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Panama moves to let more citizens have guns: Public Safety Minister notes more guns “have allowed the US to reduce homicide”

9 Aug , 2015  

The debate in the US is effecting the debate in other countries  From the Panama Post:

As Panama deals with increases in crime rates, forged gun permits, and rising gang activity, the government is set to lift the ban on firearm imports, in an effort to promote personal safety.

Public Safety Minister Rodolfo Aguilera said the country will follow in the footsteps of the United States and Switzerland, where the right to bear arms is believed to lead to fewer homicides.

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CPRC on WMAL (Washington DC’s big talk station) on Mass Public Shootings

7 Aug , 2015  

John Lott talked to Austin Hill about what we can learn about mass public shootings on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 from 5:15 to 5:21 PM.

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CPRC discussing Los Angeles’ new gun control laws on KABC

5 Aug , 2015  

John Lott talked to McIntyre In The Morning about the new gun storage laws that were just passed in Los Angeles, including the one just passed yesterday that would make it very difficult to get quick access to guns.  Some academic evidence on this question is available here.  The interview was on Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 from 9:18 to 9:26 AM.…