Concealed Handgun Permit Report

Fox News and the the Washington Examiner on our new report on the continued growth in concealed handgun permits

5 Oct , 2020  

Fox News has a news story on our newest annual report on the number of concealed handgun permits.

A new report reveals that despite some states getting tougher on gun control, the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed firearms has spiked in recent years.

According to data from the Crime Prevention Research Center, there are nearly 19.5 million people in the U.S. with


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CPRC in the News: The Wall Street Journal, Detroit News, Star Tribune, Daily Caller

15 Aug , 2020  

John Lott writes in a Newsweek op-ed:

Thirty-seven states have changed their mail-in voting procedures this year in response to the coronavirus. They have followed the lead of Democrats and the media, who claim that concerns about voter fraud and vote buying are figments of the Republican imagination… Liberals and progressives often try to model the U.S.

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Fox News report on our research: Strict mail-in voting rules maintained by foreign nations, new report finds

4 Aug , 2020  

Fox News has a news story on our new research.

A new report highlights the restrictive laws most European countries and other developed areas throughout the world have in regards to mail-in voting, contrasting highly permissive U.S. regulations, as the debate over the security of the practice ramps up ahead of the presidential election.


Featured, Media Bias, Media Coverage

The Crime Prevention Research Center in Politico: Whose policies are actual the racist ones?

29 Jul , 2020  

The Politico belittles President Trump’s attempts to protect people and federal property against the riots as “Theater.” They describe the discussion as “Now President Donald Trump is indulging the dream more than any national leader in recent history, attempting to turn a major liberal city into an election-year example of his pledge to deliver law and order across the country.”…

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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.”


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)



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).…


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)


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.


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.