29 Dec , 2018

Brazil’s President-elect affirms promise to liberalize gun ownership

“The citizen deserves to have the means to defend himself, respecting the referendum of 2005, when he chose, at the polls, the right to self-defense.” From President Bolsonaro’s inaugural address, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

In a Tweet, Brazil’s president-elect made news today by affirming his promises during the campaign: “By decree we intend to ensure possession of firearm to the citizen without criminal record, as well as make his registration definitive.”

There are only about 1.3 million licensed firearm owners in Brazil.…

27 Dec , 2018

Podcast for the Heartland Institute: Gun Control 2019: What to Expect from States Next Year

Dr. John Lott talked Heartland’s government relations manager Lindsey Stroud about the gun control debate in 2018 and efforts to watch out for in 2019.

(Wednesday, December 26, 2018)

26 Dec , 2018

CPRC in the News: The Daily Caller, Livre (Brazil), Breitbart, and much more


Daily Caller, December 4, 2018

Concealed-carry permit holders are the most law-abiding demographic of U.S. citizens, according to a recent report by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

The report, titled, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across The United States 2016,” compared permit holders to the general population and then to police officers in Florida and Texas, two states which largely mirror the rest of the country.

23 Dec , 2018

At the Daily Caller: Trump Administration’s Report on School Safety passes — for government work

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at The Daily Caller on the school safety report released this laws week by the Trump administration. The piece starts this way:

The “Final Report of the Federal Commission on School Safety” — signed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was released Tuesday afternoon, and it contained findings that may please both sides of the gun control debate.

23 Dec , 2018

South Dakota may become the 23rd state allowing people to carry guns on Capitol grounds

South Dakota’s House Majority Leader is sponsoring legislation that allows concealed carry, with an enhanced pistol permit, in the South Dakota Capitol and any county courthouse. In 2017, the bill was passed 46-20 in the House and 19-15 in the Senate, but Governor Daugaard vetoed it. The governor-elect Kristi Noem is much more sympathetic to such legislation.…

21 Dec , 2018

On Chicago’s WIND to discuss President Trump’s ban on Bump stocks

Dr. John Lott appeared on Chicago’s WIND to discuss President Trump’s ban on Bump stocks.

(Tuesday, December 19, 2018, from 9:05 to 9:22 AM)


20 Dec , 2018

On National Post Radio in Canada to talk about Canada’s possible ban on handguns

Dr. John Lott was on Canada’s National Post Radio, Sirius 167, to discuss Canada’s possible ban on handguns. Lott was discussing the recent piece he had published in the National Post.

(Wednesday, December 19, 2018, from 8:32 to 8:45 AM)

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19 Dec , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network: Discussing our Research on Mass Public Shootings around the world

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about CPRC’s research on mass public shootings around the world and the video that we did on the topic.

(Tuesday, December 18, 2018, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

17 Dec , 2018

In Canada’s National Post: The evidence simply doesn’t support calls for gun bans in Canada

Dr. John Lott has a piece with Professor Gary Mauser from Simon Frazer University on the recent call to ban handguns. The piece starts this way:

It seems obvious: ban guns and there won’t be any gun crime.

After two people were killed and 13 injured in a July shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ordered his government to assess the idea of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.” They are scheduled to finish the assignment by the end of the year.


17 Dec , 2018

Senior staff links their work at Dick’s to gun control advocacy, “Dick’s Sporting Goods Sales Hit by Tougher Stance on Guns,”

While other outlets such as Walmart haven’t seen a slow down in gun sales, the same thing wasn’t true about Dick’s Sporting Goods after their decision to hire lobbyists for gun control. During the spring, this became public:

The sporting-goods chain is working with three lobbyists from the Glover Park Group to take on the topic, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing a disclosure form filed late last month.