24 Apr , 2018

Why we should have armed teachers

Should teachers and staff at schools be armed?  John Stossel and Maxim Lott put together a video analyzing the question.  The CPRC’s research was used in putting the video together.

More information on concealed handguns at schools is available here.  There were a couple of nitpicks with the discussion.  The accidental discharge in California occurred at a firearms training class outside of normal school hours.  …

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16 Apr , 2018

Associated Press cites CPRC: What makes a justifiable self-defense?

Dr. John Lott was interviewed by the Associated Press about a case that was clearly not protected by the state’s Stand Your Ground law.  No reasonable person would have felt threatened by the criminal once he was lying unconscious on the floor.  Here is part of the Associated Press article:

A former Oklahoma pharmacist is seeking a reduction of the life prison sentence he received for shooting a teenage would-be robber to death nine years ago, but legal experts say actions that many consider vigilantism leave little chance the request will be granted.

14 Apr , 2018

At Fox News on Top Rated States for the Gun Industry

Fox News interviewed Dr. John Lott for a news article that they ran on the top-rated states for the gun industry.

Red Alabama is the best state for the firearms industry when it comes to factors such as jobs and gun culture, while blue Rhode Island is the worst, according to the jobs website Zippia.

1 Apr , 2018

Not that long ago, kids were toting guns in New York City

You wouldn’t think it after last weekend’s “March for Our Lives,” but it wasn’t that long ago that thousands of high schoolers were walking around with guns.  From the New York Post article, “When toting guns in high school was cool”:

“Even in New York City, virtually every public high school had a shooting club up until 1969,” gun-rights advocate and academic John Lott Jr.


27 Mar , 2018

CPRC in the News: Voice of America, Daily Signal, Utah Chronicle, CNSNews, Odessa American, and others

Voice of America, March 16, 2018

Though the NRA has come on board, other gun rights advocates say treatment, not gun seizure, is the answer to dealing with gun owners who show signs of trouble.

“If you really believe somebody is a danger to themselves or others, then you ought to think about involuntarily committing them to some type of mental health facility,” said John Lott, an economist and founder of the right-leaning Crime Prevention Research Center.

23 Mar , 2018

Mark Levin read our latest Op-ed on his National Radio Show to discuss the push towards “Universal” Background Checks

Mark Levin read our latest op-ed from Fox News on his national radio show.  The op-ed discussed what impact that Omnibus-spending bill would have on gun control, and it was titled “The Second Amendment rights of more than 4 million Americans are at risk thanks to Republicans in Congress.”

(Thursday, March 22, 2018, during hour 2)

Mark Levin’s show is heard by over 7 million people.…

16 Mar , 2018

On the Mark Levin Show: Levin discusses the CPRC research on universal background checks not stopping mass public shootings

On his national radio show, Mark Levin mentions the CPRC  research universal background checks wouldn’t have stopped one of the mass public shootings this century.

(Wednesday, March 14, 2018, from 7:20 to 7:22 PM)

Mark Levin’s show is listened to by over 7 million people.

14 Mar , 2018

Fox News: “Gun safety expert: push to ban guns for those under 21 would have little or no effect on mass shootings”

Fox News has a new article on our research on the impact that raising the age that people can buy guns on mass public shootings.  The article starts this way:

As high school students staged a national walkout, gun control advocates have called for laws raising the age for gun purchases to 21, but one report shows this would have little if any impact.

10 Mar , 2018

Fox News citing Crime Prevention Research Center on Mass Public Shooting around the World

Antonia Okafor mentions Crime Prevention Research Center on Mass Public Shooting around the World.

February 16, 2018, 5:30 to 5:31 AM

UPDATE: CPRC Original Research: All but two of the 25 worst mass public shootings, 59 of the worst 67, occurred outside the United States


9 Mar , 2018

CPRC in the News: The Hill, The Des Moines Register, The News & Observer (Charlotte, NC), American Thinker, Daily Signal, World Net Daily, and more

The Hill, March 8, 2018

As has been the case with school shootings, American soldiers were sitting ducks in the defenseless killing fields known as “gun-free zones,” where criminals, but not the average citizen would be armed. In fact, the Crime Prevention Research Center revealed that 96.2 percent of mass public shootings from 1998 through 2015 occurred in gun free zones.