12 Apr , 2016

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Video of Dr. John Lott v Paul Helmke debate in NYC: Will more Gun Control reduce the murder rate? Audience vote shows CPRC wins debate

The proposition for debate was: “In order to reduce its murder-rate, the U.S. needs more stringent gun-control laws.”

John Lott argued against the proposition. Dr. Lott’s book, “More Guns, Less Crime,” now in its third edition, was first published in 1998. He holds a PhD in economics from UCLA and has held teaching and/or research positions at Wharton, University of Chicago, Stanford, and Yale.…

4 Apr , 2016

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Debate in New York City: Dr. John Lott vs Paul Helmke on Gun Control

Location: NYC Junto-General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (20 West 44th Street, New York, New York 10036)

Date & Time: Thursday, April 7th at 8pm.


John Lott and Paul Helmke will engage in an Oxford-style debate on gun control on April 7, 2016 at the NYC Junto.

9 Mar , 2016


Debate with former Brady Campaign President at the Indiana University Law School, also picture of crowd from Lott’s talk in Elko, Nevada

Picture taken about 10 minutes before the debate started between former Fort Wayne mayor and Brady Center gun control advocate Paul Helmke and Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott.  There were about 100 people in the audience.  The debate took place on Tuesday March 8th, 2016.  Later that same day Lott gave a talk at the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis law school.…

29 Feb , 2016

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CPRC debates Campus Carry at the International Students for Liberty Conference (Video)

CPRC’s John Lott debated Third Way’s Jim Kessler, the former Director of Policy and Research for Americans for Gun Safety and a former staffer for Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  The debate took place in DC on Saturday, February 27th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM.

29 Feb , 2016

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Public Square Debate: Does Concealed Carry Make Campuses Safer?

PublicSquarenet: “Does allowing concealed handguns on college campuses make them safer? John Lott, PhD, debates security consultant James Grayson.”

21 Feb , 2016


UP COMING CPRC Talks: Harrisburg (PA), DC, Elko (Nevada), Indiana

During the next couple of weeks, John Lott will be giving talks around the US.

— Widener University Commonwealth Law School (Harrisburg, PA) (Thursday, February 25th, 12:30 to 1:30 PM) — Does banning guns on campus make us safer?
— International Students of Individual Liberty Conference (Maryland C room at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC) (1:30 to 2:30 PM) — Debate: “Should College Campuses be Gun-free Zones?”
— Independent American Party State Convention, Red Lion Hotel & Casino, 2065 Idaho St, Elko, NV (5:00 PM on Friday, March 4h, 2016) — Gun control issues this year
— Indiana University Law School (noon to 1 PM on Tuesday, March 8th) — Debate with Paul Helmke (former president for the Brady Campaign): Does banning guns on campus make us safer?…


19 Nov , 2015

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Debates on concealed carry on campus at University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University were standing room only: Video of UT Debate available

Sources mentioned in debate: References to other research available here.  Accidental shootings on college campuses by concealed handgun permit holders is here.  Revocation rates for college age students compared to other permit holders is here.  Correcting Bloomberg’s claims on gun-free zones is available here.

On Tuesday this past week, John Lott had two debates at Texas universities — the University of Texas at Austin from noon to 1 PM (the first two picture) and St.…


13 Nov , 2015

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Debates coming up on Gun-free zones at Universities in Austin and San Antonio

University of Texas at Austin Law School — Debate on gun-free zones at universities from noon to 1 PM in the law school, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

St. Mary’s University Law School, San Antonio, Texas — Debate on gun-free zones at universities from 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.in the law school, Tuesday, November 17, 2015.…

7 Oct , 2015

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CPRC debating push for new gun control on the Sean Hannity Radio Show

John Lott debated Benjamin Crump, who was the lawyer for Michael Brown And Trayvon Martin, on the Sean Hannity Radio Show.  They debated the new proposed gun control regulations  (Monday, October 6, 2015, 5:06 to 5:21).

Sean Hannity’s show is heard by over 12.5 million people.


9 Feb , 2015


Three presentations coming this week: Miami, Florida; Kennesaw, Georgia; and Springfield, Missouri

Pictures are from a debate between John Lott and Paul Helmke last year (click on pictures to enlarge).

1) St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, Florida): Gun Control Laws in America: Do They Work? Speakers: John R. Lott Jr. and TBD Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Noon Location: Moot Court Room.…