Defensive Gun Use

Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: Cases during June 2020

6 May , 2021  

Chicago, IL, June 1, 2020 (CWB Chicago)

A Logan Square store owner with a concealed carry license fired shots at hammer-wielding looters who confronted him in his shop early Monday, prosecutors said. The businessman even managed to detain one of the alleged intruders for police…

Awakened by the sounds of breaking glass, he grabbed his handgun and rushed to the store downstairs with another person.

Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, Breitbart, Indianapolis Star, and much more

6 May , 2021  

The court’s move complements the gun movement’s success on the legislative front, where advocates have worked to expand the presence of concealed weapons in public places. The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits rose to 19.48 million in 2020, up from 12.8 million in 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group.

Radio

On Sebastian Gorka Radio: Discussing the Biden’s Executive Actions on Guns and the Supreme Court taking up Concealed Carry Case

5 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to substitute host Mark Davis on Sebastian Gorka’s national radio show about the Biden administration’s regulations on guns and the US Supreme Court taking up a concealed carry case.

(Friday, April 30, 2021)

Mark Davis: “More Guns, Less Crime,” is that a twenty year old book? .

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background checks

NICS Background Checks continue to produce few legitimate cases in 2017

5 May , 2021  

The George W. Bush administration promised to get tough on prosecuting prohibited people who tried to buy guns. “This incredibly high rate of false positives imposes a real burden on the most vulnerable people,” said Reagan Dunn, the first national coordinator for Project Safe Neighborhoods, a Justice Department program started in 2001 to ensure gun laws are enforced.…

Television

Frank Miniter interviews Dr. Lott about his work in the US DOJ

4 May , 2021   Video

On May 3rd, Frank Miniter, the editor of America’s 1st Freedom, released an interview that he did with the CPRC’s Dr. Lott. Here is their write up about the interview.

Dr. John R. Lott Jr., founder and CEO of the Crime Prevention Research Center, recently sat down with Frank Miniter, America’s 1st Freedom Editor in Chief, to discuss his stint in the U.S.

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Testimony

Testimony on Constitutional Carry in Louisiana

4 May , 2021   Video

Dr. John Lott testified before the Louisiana House’s Administration of Criminal Justice Committee on a Constitutional Carry Bill. Here is the video of his testimony on April 28th, 2021.…

Radio

On the Michigan Talk Network: Constitutional Carry and Stand Your Ground Laws

3 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the Michigan Talk Network to discussion on the recent moves to Constitutional Carry in Iowa and Tennessee and Stand Your Ground in Ohio.

(April 6, 2021, from 8:35 to 8:42 AM)

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Radio

On Armed American Radio: Discussing the War on Police

3 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott appeared on the nearly 300 radio stations that carry Armed American Radio every Sunday evening to discuss his piece at Real Clear Politics and the constant war that Democrats are waging against the police.

(Sunday, April 25, 2021, from 9:05 to 9:30 PM)

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Radio

On Central California’s Giant KMJ Radio: Discussing Biden’s false claims about guns

2 May , 2021  

Dr. John Lott appeared on Central California’s giant 50,000-watt KMJ radio to discuss Joe Biden’s false claims regarding guns. More detailed information is available here and here.

(Sunday, April 18, 2021)

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Gun Free Zones

Shooting at Oneida Casino in Wisconsin occurred at another Gun-free Zone

2 May , 2021  

Two people were murdered and another seriously injured in a shooting at the Oneida Casino in Wisconsin. As the pictures show, the attack occurred in another gun-free zone. If you look carefully, the picture on the sign above says “Weapons are Prohibited on this Property.” Apparently, the attacker had been an employee at the Casino.…