8 Nov , 2017

On DC’s big WMAL to discuss the immediate call for more gun control immediately after the Texas Church Shooting

Dr. John Lott talked to Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese on WMAL the morning after the Texas church shooting.

(Monday, November 6, 2017, from 6:35 to 6:41 AM)

8 Nov , 2017

Mark Levin reads Lott’s latest op-ed about the Texas Church shooting on his national radio show

Mark Levin reads Dr. Lott’s latest op-ed at Fox News about the Texas church shooting on his national radio show.

Mark Levin: “You know John Lott is called on occasions like this because the guy is like the ‘Rain Man’ with statistics. And, unfortunately, given the barrage of  propaganda and mythology that is thrown at us and people like us you have to address it.

7 Nov , 2017

At NYDY:The federal background check system is a mess;why won’t Democrats and gun-control advocates press to fix it?

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed at the New York Daily News.  The piece starts this way:

Within hours of the slaughter of 26 people at the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Democrats were calling for expanded background checks to cover the private transfers of guns. If they had waited a few hours, they would have learned that such a law wouldn’t have stopped the attack in Texas.

7 Nov , 2017

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld cites Dr. John Lott when he talks about the high false positive rate for gun background checks

Greg Gutfeld cites Dr. John Lott when he talks about the high false positive rate for gun background checks.  Gutfeld also discusses other possible solutions to stop these terror attacks.

(Fox News’ The Five on Monday, November 6, 2017)…

7 Nov , 2017

On the Blaze Radio Network with Pat Grey: “Gun Expert John Lott Lays out the Facts”

“In the wake of yet another mass shooting, Pat turns to gun crime expert John Lott to shed additional light on the truth about gun violence.”

(Monday, November 6, 2017, from 11:05 to 11:17 AM)

6 Nov , 2017

Fox News: Texas shooting: Liberal media fixates on laws that wouldn’t have stopped attack, ignores good guy with gun

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed piece up at Fox News on the reaction to the Texas church shooting. The piece starts this way:

Before knowing almost anything about Sunday’s mass public shooting, gun control advocates are once again calling for more gun control. The attack at the First Baptist Church in tiny Sutherland Springs, Texas, claimed 26 lives and left people with an understandable desire to “do something.” One thing is certain: the proposals put forward by gun control advocates wouldn’t have stopped this attack.

6 Nov , 2017

CPRC ad on Twitter not approved because of “inappropriate language”

Yesterday, we put up a post on the CPRC website noting that a law-abiding citizen had stopped the mass public shooting at the Texas church.  We were putting this out hours before the national media was picking up on this important story.  Dr. Lott had put this up on his Twitter feed and tried to get some more attention for it by paying for a Twitter Ad campaign.  …

5 Nov , 2017

Updated: Witness to Texas Church shooting: a neighbor shot suspect causing him to leave the scene

UPDATE: Here is a dramatic article describing how Devin Patrick Kelley was going back to kill the people he had initially wounded when Stephen Willeford entered the front door of the church and shot Kelley.

As Farida Brown lay on the floor in the last row of pews in Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church, the 73-year-old woman felt certain she would be the next one killed.

5 Nov , 2017

CPRC in the News: Washington Post (2), Columbus Dispatch, Hartford Courant, The Federalist, and others

Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama), November 4, 2017

When it comes to the nation-wide arms race, Alabama is in the lead.

A study completed by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the numbers of people in the country having concealed weapons permits rose by 1.83 million in 2016, to a total of 16.3 million permit holders.

5 Nov , 2017

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UPDATED: 21 State Capitols Officially Allow (and at least 23 allow in practice) Some Form of Legal Firearm Carry

CPRC has found that there are 21 State Capitols in the U.S. which officially allow some form of legal firearm carry for either visitors, legislators, employees, or all of the above.  Tennessee is the most recent state to allow carrying permitted concealed handguns into legislative buildings.  Some states require the individual have a handgun carry permit before being allowed to enter the Capitol with a firearm.…