Testimony

Dr. John Lott’s Testimony Before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee on Gun Control

27 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott testified before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee for a “Public hearing on Behavioral Health, Second Amendment Rights, and other Gun-Related Issues.” The hearing took place in Harrisburg on Tuesday September 24, 2019. Lott was asked to be the last witness to testify so that he could comment on all the other witnesses.…

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Lott wins Scholar of the Year Award for Gun Rights Policy Conference 2019

26 Sep , 2019   Video

Alan Gottlieb gives Dr. John Lott the scholar of the year award. This is the fifth time that he has won the award.
Gottlieb: “Let me start. One of the awards that we give out every year is the Scholar of the Year. And there are a number of people out there who work every day to develop data and statistics to win the gun rights battle.…

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Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk

25 Sep , 2019   Video

Apparently even great baseball players follow what we do here at the Crime Prevention Research Center. At the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk.
(Saturday, September 21, 2019)

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On the Dangers of Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Gun-free Zones

24 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott gave a talk on the dangers of Universal Background Checks, Red Flag Laws, and Gun-free Zones. For the first 35 second the video isn’t work here.
(Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 7:00 to 7:30 PM EDT)…

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At Townhall: When Democrats Push For Universal Background Checks, The Danger Of A National Gun Registry Looms

23 Sep , 2019  

Dt. John Lott and Andrew Pollack have an op-ed at Townhall.com that starts this way:

When it comes to gun control, there’s one thing everyone can agree on: criminals and psychopaths shouldn’t be allowed to get guns. The real question is how to stop them. 

For Democrats, the answer is “universal background checks.” Their argument is that private sales, the so-called “gun-show loophole,” must be closed to keep would-be killers from getting their hands on firearms. 

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On ESPN in Kentucky: Nikki Goeser’s book “Denied a Chance” and Red Flag Laws

22 Sep , 2019  

CPRC’s Executive Director Nikki Goeser talks on Bowling Green, Kentucky’s ESPN about her book, her work for Congressman Thomas Massie, the DC project, and the dangers of Red Flag Laws.

(Wednesday, September 18, 2019)

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On NewsMax TV: The latest debate on Universal Background Checks, what will be proposed by President Trump

22 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to John Cardillo on NewsMax TV about the latest debate on Universal Background Checks, what will be proposed by President Trump.
(Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2:16 to 2:25 PM)…

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On the Bill Martinez show to talk about our new video on media bias and what is the motivation behind the new gun control laws

21 Sep , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Bill Martinez on his national radio show about our new video on media bias and what is the motivation behind the new gun control laws.

(Monday, September 16, 2019, 10:06 to 10:30 AM)

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Federalist Society Debate on Red Flag Laws

20 Sep , 2019  

The Federalist Society’s Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group sponsored a debate between Dr. John Lott and the Heritage Foundation’s Amy Swearer on Red Flag Laws. While Swearer believes that Red Flag Laws need to be part of the process, Dr. Lott argues that it makes a lot more sense to use the Baker Act/302s that are already in place and have extensive civil rights protections as a starting point for any new proposals.…

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UPDATED: Twitter blocks the CPRC account and deletes all our Twitter followers, supposedly for abusive behavior, but no explanation is offered, Twitter has offered us a temporary reprieve

20 Sep , 2019  

UPDATE: The block on our account has been at least temporarily lifted.

Original: Twitter has again blocked our account, this time doing the equivalent of the Twitter death penalty, blocking our account and removing all our 4,700 Twitter followers. Below is the response that we received from Twitter, but the response makes it look as if we objected to our own account.…