On Armed American Radio: About what are people supposed to do when the police are told that they have to stand down and violence erupts

7 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mark Walters on Armed American Radio about what are people supposed to do when the police are told that they have to stand down and violence erupts.

At The Washington Times: Liberal Politicians Who Order Police To Stand Down Are The Same People Who Want To Ban Guns

(Sunday, May 31, 2020, from 9:06 to 9:30 PM)

Part 1

Part 2



At least 50 Secret Service agents injured by rioters outside of White House

6 Jun , 2020  

Apparently, the peaceful protestors outside the White House apparently weren’t so peaceful.

More than 50 Secret Service agents were injured, fires set by rioters blazed near the White House and authorities were searching for car bombs late Sunday as protests over the death of George Floyd continued to roil the capital just two days after President Trump had to be taken to a bunker for his safety.


Monmouth University Poll shows Blacks and Whites equally satisfied with their local police departments, black satisfaction up dramatically among blacks

6 Jun , 2020  

You would never know if from the media, but over the last five years black satisfaction with their local police departments has soared from 50% being at least somewhat satisfied in 2015 to 72% now. The rate for other minorities has also gone up slightly from 65% to 68%. While the rate for whites has fallen a little so that it is now identical to the rate for blacks (falling from 78% to 72%).…



At the Washington Times: Liberal politicians who order police to stand down are the same people who want to ban guns

5 Jun , 2020  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece at the Washington Times about liberals apparently

Minneapolis and other major cities have finally re-opened, at least to looters and arsonists. For three days, police in Minneapolis and St. Paul were ordered to stand down as rioters destroyed their cities. In New York City and Washington, D.C., on Monday night, police stood by as looters destroyed parts of those cities.


At Townhall: The System Has Failed People of All Races—I Know From Experience

4 Jun , 2020  

The CPRC’s Executive Director, Nikki Goeser, has an op-ed at Townhall that points out that while people focus on race, lots of other people have felt let down by the system.

After you read this, if you live in Tennessee, you might want to email the governor and make sure that the Tennessee Department of Corrections finally takes away the good time early release credits that the stalker who murdered Nikki’s husband and who has continued to stalk her from prison by constantly writing “love” letters is taken away from him.…

op-ed, Social Media Censorship

At Townhall: Twitter’s Inconsistent Standards in Deleting Tweets from Trump to Kaepernick

3 Jun , 2020  

The political bias by social media has continued. At the Crime Prevention Research Center, we have dealt with social media bias direction many times (see here for some of our posts). Here is Dr. John Lott’s latest piece on political bias by Twitter.

Twitter is not letting the battle of ideas proceed without tipping the scale towards liberals. 


Defensive Gun Use, Riots

Polk County, Floria Sheriff on the Riots after George Floyd’s death: “people in Polk County like guns”

2 Jun , 2020   Video

“The people in Polk County like guns, they have guns, I encourage them to own guns… And if you try to break into their homes to steal, to set fires, I’m highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns.”

Ken Suarez and Catherine Hawley, “Peaceful protesters gather in Polk County; curfew in effect at 8 p.m.,” Fox Channel 13 (Tampa Bay, Florida), June 1, 2020.

Media Bias

Another Television Show With Criminals Using Machine Guns to Outgun Police: CBS’s SWAT

2 Jun , 2020   Video

As we have pointed out many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to shoot people and outgun police. CBS again shows criminals using machine guns. SWAT (S3 E21 May 20, 2020) has a number of criminals using machine guns in Los Angeles.

In real life, criminals use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses of handguns, rifles, and shotguns.…

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On One America News: COVID-19 death toll may be half what’s on record

1 Jun , 2020   Video

Dr. John Lott talked to One America News’ John Hines about our work the CDC inflating the number of people who have died from the Coronavirus. Since this interview was recorded, the CDC released information showing a much lower rate of asymptomatic cases for the virus.

(May 28, 2020)…



On the Michigan Talk Network: Compiling cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped mass public shootings

31 May , 2020  

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about the cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped what otherwise would have been mass public shootings and how rarely these cases get national news coverage.

(Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 8:45 to 8:54 AM)