Letter from 23 state Attorneys General cite three studies to show right-to-carry laws reduce crime, all written by CPRC researchers

7 Dec , 2017  

The letter from 23 state Attorneys General to the Senate and House leadership in support of the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (S. 446) and the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) cited three studies to show that concealed-carry handguns reduced violent crime. Two were by CPRC president Dr.…


New CPRC Research: “Do Background Checks on Private Gun Transfers help Stop Mass Public Shootings?”

5 Jan , 2016  

Today President Obama addressed the issue of mass public shootings and background checks.  From the Fox News article today discussing our new study:

The report, published by the Crime Prevention Research Center on Jan. 2, argues that not only are background checks expensive, but that they have failed to thwart mass public shootings.

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Fraudulent study in the American Journal of Public Health inaccurately claims that states with more guns have more police deaths

17 Aug , 2015  

The end of last week a study in the American Journal of Public Health claimed that there were more police feloniously killed in states that had more guns. The study got extensive news coverage on the TV networks such as NBC News, dozens of newspapers such as the Chicago Sun-Times,  and international coverage such the UK Guardian.  …

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CPRC Research

1 May , 2013  

Multiple Victim Public Shootings

Yale University Law School Working Paper, October 19, 2000.

Lott, John R., Jr., Yale University Law School

Landes, William M. University of Chicago Law School; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


Multiple Victim Public Shootings, Bombings, and Right-to-Carry Concealed Handgun Laws: Contrasting Private and Public Law Enforcement

University of Chicago Law School, John M.…