10 Aug , 2017

On The Blaze TV to discuss our new research on Concealed Handgun Permits

Dr. John Lott was on the Pat & Stu show to discuss the Crime Prevention Research Center’s new research on concealed handgun permits.  Warning: the audio in the video is far from perfect, it is much louder on Dr. Lott’s side of this interview.  However, if you don’t need to see the video, the audio at the top is of a much higher quality.…

9 Aug , 2017

On the Lars Larson Show to discuss Democrats making it costly for the poor to defend themselves

Dr. John Lott talked to Lars Larson about his piece in the Chicago Tribune on how Democrats are making it particularly difficult for poor blacks to defend themselves.

(Monday, August 7, 2017, from 6:20 to 6:30 PM)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.

8 Aug , 2017

More news coverage of CPRC report on Concealed Handgun Permits: Fox News, Colorado Politics, Houston Press, CNS News, Breitbart, and many others

The CPRC has done multiple radio interviews on our new report (e.g., here, here, here, and here), and we continue to get other media coverage.

Fox News, August 2, 2017

There are more than 16 million concealed-carry permittees in the U.S., a figure that soared 256 percent, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, under the Obama administration.

8 Aug , 2017

Greg Gutfeld notes CRPC research on Fox: Mentions how gun control laws prevent the poor from defending themselves


On Monday, August 7th at 9:09 PM, Greg Gutfeld discussed Dr. John Lott’s new op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that discussed how gun control laws are disarming the very people, poor blacks, who need protection the most.

GUTFELD: The reason why we’re doing this segment is because it’s about Chicago, which is a glaring murder problem.

7 Aug , 2017

New in the Chicago Tribune: How Democrats keep guns in the hands of the rich

Dr. John Lott has a new piece in the Chicago Tribune today (it will be in the print edition tomorrow).  The piece starts this way:

When it comes to voting rights, any obstacles outrage liberals; even free government-issued IDs are viewed as disenfranchising poor and disproportionately black people. But when it comes to the right to own a gun for self-defense, liberals don’t hesitate to pile on fees, ID requirements, expensive training and onerous background checks.

5 Aug , 2017

“Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace,” but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, Washington Post mentions on our research

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a story about the record number of seizures of guns at airports and is calling for stiffer penalties.

. . . The increase in gun seizures is no doubt a reflection of record numbers of air travelers and the rising number of Americans who have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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5 Aug , 2017

On North Carolina’s Big Coastal Daybreak to discuss our new Concealed Carry Study

Dr. John Lott talked to Ben Bell and Mandy on North Carolina’s big WTKF-FM about the CPRC’s new Concealed Carry Study.

(Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 8:15 to 8:25 AM)

4 Aug , 2017

Fears of permitted concealed handguns prove unfounded: A very quiet first year at public universities in Texas

The University of Texas system has 221,337 students and 100,312 faculty and staff, and there are over 1.2 million permit holders in Texas, but after the first year that concealed handgun permits were allowed on public universities, there have been no problems.  From the Austin American-Statesman about the University of Texas:

University of Texas police responded to four gun-related incidents in the past 12 months, but only one — involving a photo shoot for a newspaper — can be tied to the controversial state law permitting students to carry concealed handguns in most campus buildings.

3 Aug , 2017

Crime Prevention Research Center’s work mentioned on ABC’s The View


Jedediah Bila on ABC’s The View:

I’m not a gun owner. I spend a lot of time with gun owners and spent a lot of time in Texas. When you study these shootings, what you find out is a lot of the lunatics, these maniacs target gun-free zones. The Aurora shooter, who went in and shot up that movie theater, that Batman movie, he went and specifically went out of region because all of the theaters around him closest to him, people were allowed to carry — they were conceal-carry.

3 Aug , 2017

On the Gavin McInnes Show: the Canadian man who gets arrested for taking gun from criminal and defending himself

Dr. John Lott was on the Gavin McInnes Show to discuss the Canadian man who took a gun from home invaders and shot one of them only to be charged with attempted murder and nine other firearms charges.  They also discussed the new Crime Prevention Research Center study that showed the huge increase in concealed handgun permits.…