7 Apr , 2019

Charlie Kirk references the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on crime by illegal aliens

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA references the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on crime by illegal aliens in Arizona. This is part of a much longer statement that Kirk made, but his first point is to cite CPRC research. More information on our research is available here.…

6 Apr , 2019

On the Michigan Talk Network: Pennsylvania Democrats Want To Register Your Guns

Dr. Lott spoke with host Steve Gruber about how costly it is for states to go and register guns as well as the fact that virtually no crimes are ever solved because of registration.

(Tuesday, March 2, 2019 6:45-6:54am)


5 Apr , 2019

At the Washington Times: The folly of ‘Red Flag’ gun laws

Dr. John Lott’s newest piece at the Washington Times discusses some of the problems with the Red Flag laws.

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams in Colorado made news Monday over his willingness to go to jail over his refusal to enforce what will soon be the state’s new “Red Flag” law.


4 Apr , 2019

At Fox News: Media exaggerate impact of US-Mexico border closure. UPDATE: Everytown attacks

Dr. John Lott’s newest op-ed discusses the new media’s grossly exaggerated costs from closing the U.S.-Mexico border. He also goes through some of our research regarding the costs of illegal aliens. (Not surprisingly, Everytown’s paid PR secretary Adam Sege keeps doing his job and attacks me again because of this piece.…

4 Apr , 2019

Television Show Bias against guns: The constant false claims that gun registration being used to solve crime

Television entertainment shows keep pushing a myth by gun control advocates that a gun registry is an effective way to solve crime. Their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal. This episode from Chicago PD makes that exact claim (Season 6, Episode 17, March 27, 2019).…


3 Apr , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: The Mercury News, Deseret News, East Bay Times, Many Nebraska newspapers, and Breitbart


Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), March 22, 2019

John Lott, an economist and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of the 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime,” said that the best way to ensure the safety of the American people is not necessarily to institute more regulations on guns, but rather to “get rid of gun-free zones.”

“Most mass shootings have occurred in places where people aren’t allowed to defend themselves,” Lott said.

2 Apr , 2019

Young Turks attacks Ben Shapiro for quoting the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on Mass Public Shootings

The Young Turk’s Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur spent a recent show attacking Ben Shapiro for referencing the Crime Prevention Research Center‘s research on Mass Public Shootings around the world (156,000 views as of March 21, 2019). Following an earlier attack by Snopes.com, Kasparian and Uygur argue that it is misleading to make comparisons across countries using per capita rates.…


1 Apr , 2019

On the national Lars Larson Show: Do Red Flag Laws endanger people’s safety?

Dr. John Lott speaks with Lars Larson about whether so-called Red Flag Laws actually on net endanger people’s safety.

(Thursday, March 28, 2019 7:20pm-7:30pm)

Lars Larson’s show is listened to by over 1.25 million people.…


31 Mar , 2019

Television Show Bias against the death penalty: CBS’s Ransom claims an innocent person was executed

Are innocent people convicted of murder? Yes, though it is extremely rare. Have innocent people been executed? Not in modern times. But CBS’s Ransom continues the false claim innocent people are being executed in recent years in the US. Eric Beaumont (played by Luke Roberts), who had been an FBI agent a few years earlier, says that a couple of years after a man was executed for a brutal murder forensic evidence was discovered that showed he was innocent.…


30 Mar , 2019

CPRC on the Ben Shapiro Show: Gun confiscation and gun buybacks do not lower homicide rates

Dr. John Lott talks with host Ben Shapiro about the false belief that gun confiscation or gun buybacks will lower homicide rates and make people more safe.

(Thursday, March 21, 2019)