Media Coverage

CPRC in the News: Wall Street Journal, Politico, Washington Times, Toronto Sun, Palm Beach Post, and many more

9 May , 2020  

FIRE AWAY — “California’s Ammo Background Checks Misfire,” by John R. Lott Jr. in the National Review: “Between July 2019 and January 2020, 101,047 non-prohibited Californians were prevented from buying bullets. By contrast, just 188 prohibited people were denied. That means that for every prohibited person whose purchase was rejected, 537 law-abiding citizens were denied.”

Carla Marinucci and Jeremy B.

Television

Glenn Beck discusses our graph comparing death rates from the Coronavirus

17 Apr , 2020   Video

Glenn Beck on his television show used our graphics showing the per capita death rates from the Coronavirus across countries. A detailed discussion of our work is available here.

(Wednesday, April 15, 2020)

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PragerU on “Gun control does NOT equal less gun violence” references Crime Prevention Research Center

31 Mar , 2020   Video

PragerU has a video on gun control that references the CPRC research on mass public shootings in gun-free zones and the impact of Australia’s 1996-97 gun buyback on crime rates. The number we have on mass public shootings in gun-free zones since 1950 is 94%.

If we had been consulted for this video, we would have cut out the comparison that compared the number of guns Americans with gun crime rate (comparing gun ownership rates with crime rates would have made more sense).…

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Our work on the Trump administration’s enforcement efforts regarding the Coronavirus read on Sebastian Gorka’s radio show

14 Mar , 2020  

Sebastian Gorka read Dr. John Lott’s op-ed on how the Trump administration is enforcing travel restrictions because of the Coronavirus.

Gorka: “Dr. John Lott Jr, who is as far as I am concerned the most preeminent expert on guns and guns violence in America today.”

(Friday, March 13, 2020, Hour 1)

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CPRC in the News: Breitbart, John Jay College’s The Crime Report, WJLA Channel 7 in DC, Campus Newspapers, and more

16 Feb , 2020  

The Crime Report, January 24, 2020

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits has reached almost 18.7 million in 2019, up from 12.8 million in 2015, says the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group. That growth was fueled by states like Oklahoma and Kentucky, which legalized carrying a concealed firearm without a permit last year.

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Our Research On the Growth in Concealed Handgun Permits Mentioned In The Wall Street Journal

29 Jan , 2020  

The Wall Street Journal mentions our research though they don’t quite things correct. The error is in the second sentence. The growth in permits came despite states legalizing carrying without a permit, not because of more states allowing it.

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits has risen, reaching almost 18.7 million in 2019, up from 12.8 million in 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group.

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Our Research on Guns allowed in State Capitols Mentioned In The Wall Street Journal

27 Jan , 2020  

Here is the mention that the Wall Street Journal recently made of our work on which Capitols allow people to carry guns.

. . . At least 21 states allow Capitol visitors, legislators or employees to carry guns under some circumstances, says the Crime Prevention Research Center, a nonprofit group that often issues reports supportive of gun rights.

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Our research mentioned in the Wall Street Journal: “What Would We Do Without Gun Control Experts?”

20 Jan , 2020  

From James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal referenced our paper at the Social Science Research Network.

What Would We Do Without Gun Control Experts? 
“Regarding proposals that can reduce mass public shootings, while public health researchers give a score of at least 5.5 on a 1 to 10 scale for two types of gun control regulations (gun and ammunition bans as well as universal background checks), criminologists and economists only give that high of a score to just one type of gun regulation (eliminating gun-free zones).

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CPRC in the News

19 Jan , 2020  

Newsday, December 12, 2019

John R. Lott Jr., an economist and author of the book “More Guns, Less Crime,” said in an interview that Northwell’s lineup “is pretty one-sided.” 

Lott pointed to a just-published article he co-authored in the libertarian Cato Institute’s Regulation magazine, arguing that “public health researchers are much more supportive of gun control” — red-flag laws, bans on certain weapons or magazines, universal background checks, licensing and registration — “than are either criminologists or economists.”

In another book, “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies, he wrote of the public-health approach: “There is no mention that widespread gun ownership deters criminals from breaking into homes.

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The Wall Street Journal discusses our research

1 Jan , 2020  

From the Wall Street Journal (click here for the article):

A streaming video of the Sunday church service in Texas at which a parishioner gunned down a shooter is rallying those who support making it easier for private citizens to bear arms. 

Gun-rights advocates have long argued that if more citizens have guns, they can defend themselves and others in the event of a shooting.