29 Nov , 2018

NPR stations across the country run story citing our research on the number of concealed handgun permits

Our research on the number of concealed handgun permits received coverage at NPR stations across the country. The number of concealed handgun permits provides some perspective to the 3,896 guns found by people at airports.

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a conservative nonprofit, more than 17.2 million people have concealed handgun permits in 2018, up more than 5 percent this year.


5 Aug , 2017

“Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace,” but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, Washington Post mentions on our research

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a story about the record number of seizures of guns at airports and is calling for stiffer penalties.

. . . The increase in gun seizures is no doubt a reflection of record numbers of air travelers and the rising number of Americans who have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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22 Dec , 2015

Michael Dukes Radio Show

CPRC on the Michael Dukes Show: Explaining the so-called “explosion” of firearms at airports

John Lott talked to Michael Dukes about the claimed “explosion of firearms at airports” and Obama’s push for expanded background checks on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 10:35 to 10:45 AM.


13 Dec , 2015

Newsweek Banner

CPRC in Newsweek, putting the firearms accidentally carried at airport gun-free zones in perspective

At an annual rate, the US is on track to have 2,624 firearms found in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints, an 18.6 percent increase over the previous year.  Fairly close to the 15 percent increase in the number of concealed handgun permits, and that this doesn’t count that there are three more states that no longer permits to carry concealed in their states.  …