13 Mar , 2019

At Townhall.com: Arkansas State Senator Is Wrong About Stand Your Ground Legislation. Here’s Why.

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at Townhall.com on the viral video of the Arkansas Democrat state Senator who attacked the Stand Your Ground bill that was before the state Senate Judiciary Committee.

Arkansas state Senator Stephanie Flowers captivated the international news media with her fiery attack on “Stand Your Ground” legislation, which guarantees the right to defend oneself without retreating as far as possible.


12 Mar , 2019

Media bias on gun control: ABC’s The Rookie makes civilians using guns to protect themselves as dangerous and bigoted

This episode of the Rookie makes it look as if civilians who use guns to defend themselves and their families as dangerous and bigoted (S1, E11). This is not the first time this show has attacked private gun ownership (e.g., see here). For other examples of media bias against guns in other TV shows see here.…


12 Mar , 2019

Kentucky becomes 17th state that allows concealed carry without a permit in all or virtually all the state

Yesterday Kentucky become the 17th state that allows people to carry concealed without a permit in all or virtually all the state. There are 16 states where no permit is required and Montana where a permit isn’t required in 99.4% of the state. As of 2018, over 11.38% of the adults in Kentucky had a concealed handgun permit.…

11 Mar , 2019

CPRC in the News: CNN, lots of TV stations across the US, The Hill, Yahoo! News, Medpage Today, NewsBusters, and much more


CNN, March 7, 2019; WPLG Channel 10 (Miami, Florida), March 7, 2019; KSAT Channel 12 (San Antonio, Texas); KRDO (Colorado Springs, CO), March 7, 2019; KCOY KEYT KKFX TV (Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo, California), March 7, 2019; KESQ Channel 3 (Palm Springs, CA); KVIA Channel 7 ABC (El Paso, Texas); Local News 8 ABC (Idaho Falls, Idaho); KMIZ Channel 17 ABC (Columbia, Missouri); KTVZ Channel 21 (Central Oregon); KXLH Channel 9 (Helena, MT); KRTV Channel 3 (Great Falls, MT); KVOR AM (Colorado Springs, CO); KKOH 780 AM (Northern Nevada and Eastern California); WJAX Channel 4 (Jacksonville, Florida); WKMG Channel 6 (Orlando, Florida); KYMA Channel 11 NBC (El Centro and Yuma, Arizona); WISC-TV Channel 3 (Madison, Wisconsin); WKBT-TV (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Economist John Lott criticized that 2017 JAMA study in Thursday’s hearing and said that one of its problems “is that it ignores all this other funding.”

In prepared remarks shared ahead of his testimony, Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “The War on Guns,” said people have been misled “into thinking that gun violence has been understudied.” He said public health research can be “poorly done” and “misleading,” and can exclude research by economists, criminologists and law professors.

10 Mar , 2019

On Dana Loesch’s Relentless:Universal Background Checks a Prelude to National Registration

Dr. John Lott speaks with Dana Loesch about the real problems with universal background checks.…


9 Mar , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Oklahoma becomes the 16th Constitutional Carry State

Dr. John Lott talks with host Steve Gruber about changes in laws such as Oklahoma allowing carry of a legal gun without a permit.

(Tuesday, March 5, 2019 6:45am-6:54am)


8 Mar , 2019

At Fox News: Dems want $50 million for biased research to attack gun ownership

Dr. John Lott appeared yesterday before the House Appropriations Committee to testify about the need for the CDC to fund research on gun ownership. He has a new piece at Fox News that starts this way:

Democrats in the U.S. House are likely to approve spending $50 million in taxpayer funds for public health research on gun violence.


7 Mar , 2019

CPRC testimony before House Appropriations Committee: Should $50 million be given to the CDC for research on firearms?

Dr. John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center, testified before the House Appropriations Committee on whether the CDC should get more $50 million to fund public health research on firearms. The video above has excerpts of that testimony. The video of the entire 2 hour and eight-minute hearing is available here.…

6 Mar , 2019

On the Yuripzy Morgan Show (WBAL 1090AM Baltimore Talk Radio): How gun-control laws harm law-abiding Americans

Dr. John Lott speaks with Yuripzy Morgan at CPAC 2019 on how gun-control laws harm law-abiding Americans, in particular poor minorities living in high crime urban areas.

(Friday, March 1, 2019 2:45pm-2:55pm)


6 Mar , 2019

CPRC to testify to House Appropriations Committee tomorrow on whether the CDC should get roughly $50 million for firearms research, New York Times Reporter makes explicit his political biases on gun control

Dr. John Lott will be testifying before the House Appropriations Committee tomorrow at 10:30 AM, Thursday, March 7, 2019. The hearing is on whether the Centers for Disease Control should get around $50 million to conduct research on firearms.
What the Dickey Amendment says is: “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.”

— Centers for Disease Control official Dr.