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Maryland Mall Shooting at yet another gun free zone

25 Jan , 2014  

The Mall in Columbia was clearly yet another gun free zone. (Click on figure to make it larger.)

Of course, just as important, it is essentially impossible for your average citizen in Maryland to obtain a concealed handgun permit. Permits are issued to ex-cops and a few politically well connected wealth people.…

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CPRC discussed in Human Events: “3-D Gun Bans Mean More Crime, Violence”

19 Jan , 2014  

The news story at Human Events starts this way:

Modern technology makes gun control measures even weaker as criminals continue to unlawfully use firearms while law-abiding citizens continue to follow the law.

“Three-D metal printers make guns that look and function in exactly the same way as any metal gun would,” said John Richard Lott Jr.,

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CPRC on Washington DC’s big WMAL to discuss recent gun control issues

18 Jan , 2014  

John Lott was Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor’s guest on Friday morning to discuss a range of gun control issues from background checks to the large push by Michael Bloomberg, liberal foundations, and the federal government to fund research that will support their gun control efforts (audio for the January 17th show is available here).…

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Evaluating Mother Jones’ “10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down”

15 Jan , 2014  

The fact that federal court judges are citing Mother Jones’ claims about guns as evidence, particularly for what is cited, is pretty disappointing. We were recently asked to evaluate Mother Jones’“10 Pro-Gun Myths, Shot Down.” Virtually all these responses were widely available in the literature, but unfortunately Mother Jones neither acknowledges nor addresses this literature.…

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CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: On why gun control is becoming even more impossible to impose

12 Jan , 2014  

The op-ed piece in the Inquirer starts this way:

The new year has brought yet more gun-control regulations. President Obama announced new executive orders on background checks. Connecticut citizens stood in long lines to register their guns, and, next door in New York City, registration lists are used to confiscate them.

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CPRC on Canada’s Sun News with Brian Lilley to discuss gun control

8 Jan , 2014  


The video of my discussion with Brian Lilley on gun control is available here:

Correction: At the end of the interview, Lott misspoke when he was discussing the change in murder rates for DC. Instead of the change in murder rates over five years, he meant to say over the following four years.…

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CPRC on Chicago’s WIND AM talking to Big John Howell and Amy Jacobson

6 Jan , 2014  

The discussion focused on everything from Illinois’ new concealed carry law to background checks (audio of the 12 minute interview is available here)…

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CPRC participates in CNN discussion on Detroit Police Chief’s statement that letting more people carry concealed handguns will deter more crime

4 Jan , 2014  


CPRC’s John Lott was on Erin Burnett’s CNN show on Friday night. The video of the show is available in two parts (here and here). CNN gave this description of the show:

A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America’s most violent cities.

Detroit’s top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.

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Evaluating the Evidence in the Federal district court’s New York gun law decision

4 Jan , 2014  

The CPRC presents an analysis of the federal district court’s decision at National Review Online. The beginning of the analysis starts this way:

New York’s new gun-control law, the so-called SAFE Act, largely survived its first federal-court challenge on this past Tuesday. The more than 1,140 New Yorkers it’s made felons will remain so.

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CPRC on the Radio and TV discussing everything from plastic gun bans, 3D printers, and the Newtown Anniversary

18 Dec , 2013  

Links provided for some of the shows.
Friday 12/6: Riley & Scot 10:09 a.m. ET. WROK-AM Rockford, Illinois
Friday 12/6 Dana Show at 1:35 p.m. ET. KFTK 97.1 FM Talk St Louis, MO
Friday 12/6: Andy Caldwell Show 6:30 – 7 p.m. ET. Ventura to San Luis Obispo, California
Tuesday 12/10: Steve Deace at 2-2:20 PM Eastern.