Our paper forthcoming in the journal Economics, Law, and Policy: Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects?

18 Sep , 2021  

Our research by Dr. John Lott and Professor Carl Moody titled “Do White Police Officers Unfairly Target Black Suspects?” is forthcoming in the journal Economics, Law, and Policy’s December issue.

For those who wish to replicate our research, all the files are available here:


Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: Fox News, The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC), Texas Insider, CNS News, and more

18 Sep , 2021  

“If Biden is allowed to impose regulations without a vote by Congress simply because he decides it helps ‘public safety,’ there is no limit to what he can do,” gun advocate John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told Fox News. “He could use this same reasoning to impose any gun control regulation that he wanted.”


On New York City’s WVOX: Biden’s judicial confirmations and Lott’s book “Gun Control Myths”

17 Sep , 2021  

Dr. John Lott talked to Mathew Mari on New York’s WVOX radio about Biden’s judicial confirmations and Lott’s book “Gun Control Myths.”

(September 9, 2021, from 3:20 to 3:50 PM)



One America News: Abuse Of Watchlists Could Lead To Curbs On Second Amendment Rights

16 Sep , 2021   Video

Crime Prevention Research Center President Dr. John Lott tells One America News the terror watchlist now includes about two million names, is growing rapidly and could soon be used as a back door means to limit Second Amendment rights for many law abiding Americans. One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.…



Large shift in Republican’s views on Gun Control over the last two years, Americans equally divided on whether more guns mean less crime or more crime

16 Sep , 2021  

Recent surveys by Pew Research Center and Gallup have a couple of interesting findings. Americans are equally divided on whether more gun ownership leads to more or less crime or has no effect.

— The drop in support for gun control has been driven largely by changes in views among Republicans and those leaning Republican.…


On Central Texas’ KJCE-AM Radio: Texas’ New Anti-vote fraud law

15 Sep , 2021  

Dr. John Lott joined Cardle & Woolley on Central Texas’ KJCE-AM Radio to discuss our work on vote fraud in connection in Texas’ new anti-vote fraud law.

(Thursday, September 9, 2021, 9:05 to 9:17 AM)

Defensive Gun Use

Defensive Gun Uses By People Legally Carrying Guns: Cases During February 2021

15 Sep , 2021  

Las Vegas, NV, February 3, 2021 (FOX 5 Vegas)

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said police were called at 11:59 a.m. on Feb. 3 about a man attempting to take a gun from someone’s bag at a CCW class inside The Range 702 gun range…

The 9-1-1 caller said Payton attempted to steal the gun, and that three employees would be standing outside with him to wait for police.

Media Coverage

Congressman Massie uses CPRC research to argue for an amendment to protect Americans’ Due Process Rights

14 Sep , 2021   Video

$2.5 billion in the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion entitlement package would allow the US Department of Justice to incentivize states adopting Red Flag Laws. Congressman Thomas Massie proposed an amendment to protect people’s Due Process rights, but Democrats said that was unnecessary because no one would threaten those rights. Massie pointed out the very Red Flag legislation that the House Judiciary Committee had taken up earlier this year would have done just that.…


At Townhall: Very Concerning Evidence of Vote Fraud in California Recall Election

14 Sep , 2021  

Dr. John Lott has a new piece up at Townhall. It was also covered in Real Clear Politics.

Absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” That quote isn’t from Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder. It’s the conclusion of the bipartisan 2005 report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker III.


In various newspapers in Minnesota: An escalating debt crisis

13 Sep , 2021  

Dr. John Lott and former Minnesota Congressman Jason Lewis have a piece that appeared in various newspapers in Minnesota, including the Rochester, Minnesota Post Bulletin.

Democrats are poised to ram through an unprecedented $3.5 trillion dollar budget bill on top of $1.2 trillion in new “infrastructure” spending shoveling billions more at mass transit and “green venture capital funds.”