5 Aug , 2014


Pictures from Students for Concealed Carry/CPRC conference

Here are some pictures from the presentations at the National Press Club

Taylor Woolrich, Allie Lainez, Holly Adams, and Nikki Goeser

John Lott, Lindsay Wood, and Chelsea Parsons

Chelsea Parsons speaking

Tom Palmer, AnnaMaria Gallozzi

Joyce Lee Malcolm, AnnaMaria Gallozzi, Carl Moody

Jan Morgan, Tim Schmidt, and Sheriff Al Cannon

Sheriff Al Cannon Speaking

Allison Basley and Kimberly Shepherd

Kimberly Shepherd

Crayle Vanest receiving an award from Michael Guzman


31 Jul , 2014

Teachers in Missouri getting training to carry guns

The CBS News piece buys into the false Bloomberg claim that these types of shootings are becoming more of a threat and it doesn’t address why the concerns over teachers carrying is misplaced, but it is still a useful piece. The fact that CBS News is using the completely discredited Bloomberg claim about the school shooting problem getting worse is very disturbing.…

30 Jul , 2014

CPRC at the Daily Caller: Washington DC’s Three Days Of Gun Freedom

The piece at the Daily Caller starts this way:

Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.

On Saturday, with a decision by Senior District Court Judge Fredrick Scullin Jr., DC joined six states that no longer require people to get a permit to concealed carry, so-called Constitutional-carry states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Wyoming, Vermont, and virtually all of Montana.


29 Jul , 2014

CPRC on WMAL to discuss the Stay in Palmer v. DC, the District Court decision striking down DC’s ban on concealed carry

CPRC’s John Lott appeared on WMAL with Larry O’Connor at 5:07 to 5:15 PM EDT on Tuesday, July 29th.


17 Jun , 2014

KTTH Radio in Seattle: Interview on mass shootings

Dave Boze talks to John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of More Guns Less Crime. The interview, which took place on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, is available here.


13 Jun , 2014

CPRC in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Killers seek gun-free zones for attacks

The newest piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer starts this way:

The shootings last week at Seattle Pacific University and on Tuesday at a high school near Portland, Ore., both occurred at places that banned guns — gun-free zones. The shooting last Wednesday in Canada also took place where citizens were not allowed to carry guns.

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6 Jun , 2014

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The Moncton, New Brunswick Shooter: Another killer who clearly understood the advantage to him of gun-free zones

Here are two of the photos that this killer, Justin Bourque, had on his Facebook page. While CNN mentions his “anti-government, pro-gun” leanings on his Facebook page, this Canadian killer clearly understood the advantage that gun-free zones offered him. Note that while this killer was carrying around his guns around in public, he knew that no civilians would be able to also do so legally (since the 1970s Canada has banned permitted concealed handguns).…


6 Jun , 2014

CPRC on the Jason Lewis Radio Show to discuss school shootings at Seattle Pacific University and UCSB

John Lott was on the Jason Lewis national radio show from 8:17 to 9 PM on Thursday, June 5th (the audio is here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)


6 Jun , 2014

CPRC on Canada’s Sun News Network: Reacting to the Moncton, N.B. Shootings

This segment was broadcast on Thursday, June 5th, 2014, 6 to 7 PM.
Some background on the Moncton shootings is available here.
The timeline of the Moncton events is available here.
Some background on the Ian Thompson case is available here.
An excellent commentary at Sun News on mass shootings is available here.…

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5 Jun , 2014

Seattle Pacific University shooting took place in yet another gun-free zone

I have given several talks at the Seattle Pacific University law school over the years and the school is definitely a gun-free zone. I have called people that I know in Seattle and confirmed that this hasn’t changed from last year. Apparently the killer, in this case that has left one dead and three wounded, used a shotgun.…