The Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Deseret News, Breitbart, Media Research Center, and much more

13 Nov , 2019  

Deseret News, October 16, 2019

John Lott, founder and president of the Virginia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, told the committee red flag laws are not useful in preventing gun violence, including suicide. Only one of the 17 states that have such a law mentions mental illness, he said.

It’s not true that guns are the most successful way of committing suicide, listing other methods that he said are just as lethal.


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: US News & World Report, The Blaze, Breitbart, Epoch Times, and much more

6 Oct , 2019  

US News & World Report, September 17, 2019

Banning all guns, including concealed weapons, would affect a significantly higher number of people, says Dave Workman, communications director for the Second Amendment Foundation and a senior editor for the group’s publication, Gunmag.com. About 17 million Americans have concealed carry permits, according to a tally from the pro-gun Crime Prevention Research Center.


At Fox News: “1.4 million more Americans than last year have concealed carry permits, report says”

3 Oct , 2019  

Fox News has a news story about our latest report on the number of concealed handgun permits continuing to grow:

Even as the topic of gun control continues to remain a focus in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary, more Americans than ever are believed to have obtained concealed carry permits.

In a report released this week, the Crime Prevention Research Center says there are now nearly 19 million Americans with permits to carry a concealed handgun – an increase of 1.4 million, or about 8 percent – from around this time last year.


Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk

25 Sep , 2019   Video

Apparently even great baseball players follow what we do here at the Crime Prevention Research Center. At the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk.
(Saturday, September 21, 2019)


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Newsweek, The New Yorker, and many other places

18 Sep , 2019  


Newsweek, September 2, 2019

Former Texas congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke demanded Capitol Hill politicians enact stricter gun control laws rather than offer “thoughts and prayers” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. . . .

“We need to buy back every single assault weapon,” he later added in a tweet.


Our video on television anti-gun bias has gotten coverage on The Daily Wire, Twitchy

9 Sep , 2019   Video

The Daily Wire and Twitchy are two places that gave our new video on media coverage attention.





Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced the new Portuguese translation of John Lott’s book, The War on Guns

3 Sep , 2019  

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Instagram announced the new Portuguese translation of Dr. John Lott’s book, The War on Guns. We don’t have a link to the Portuguese translation.

The quote from the book goes as follows: “Possessing a weapon is undoubtedly the most effective means for protecting oneself against criminals.…


On one of Mexico’s major national news channels to discuss guns and crime, Azteca Noticias

1 Sep , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott’s talk in Mexico last fall was again given national news coverage in Mexico. Here is the translation provided by Twitter (you can see the original post here (it probably wouldn’t hurt to encourage more of this coverage by retweeting their link)):

Not only large criminal corporations have enormous capacity for fire and resources, but also ordinary criminals.


More women getting concealed handgun permits: Our work on the increasing number of concealed handgun permits for women gets news attention

27 Aug , 2019   Video

WPTV NBC Channel 5 (West Palm Beach, Florida), August 23, 2019;  WMYD (Detroit), August 23, 2019; KXXV ABC Channel 25 (Central Texas), August 23, 2019; KATC ABC Channel 3 (Lafayette, Louisiana), August 23, 2019; KXLF Channel 4 (Butte, Montana), August 23, 2019; KZTV Channel 10 (Corpus Christi, Texas), August 23, 2019; KERO ABC Channel 23 (Bakersfield, California), August 23, 2019; WFTS ABC (Tampa Bay, Florida), August 23, 2019; WFTX Fox Channel 4 (Southwest Florida), August 23, 2019; KRTV Channel 3 (Great Falls, Montana), August 23, 2019; KTVH (Helena, Montana), August 23, 2019

From the Scripps TV Station Group:

Alayna Stockton is a real estate agent.


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Newsweek, PBS News Hour, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, and much more

23 Aug , 2019  


The Mercury News (San Jose, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Orange County Register, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Daily Democrat (Woodland, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; Riverside (California) Press Enterprise, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Sunday, August 11, 2019, The Grunion (Long Beach, California), August 11, 2019