10 Jan , 2018

On the Michigan Talk Network to discuss claims that Dr. Lott is the one person who most angers the gun control community

Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber about claims that Dr. Lott is the one person who most angers the gun control community.
(Tuesday, January 2, 2017, from 6:45 to 6:53 AM)

8 Jan , 2018

Even if the CPRC isn’t being cited by name, our research on how law-abiding permit holders are gets used repeatedly in Reciprocity debate

From an article at Fox News, December 6, 2017.  You can see our research on this topic here and a long list of our publications here.

8 Jan , 2018

Congressman Louie Gohmert cites CPRC research on the false positive problem with the NICS background check system

Congressmen Louie Gohmert gave a talk on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to discuss the false positive rate for NICS background checks.  Out of 73,000 initial denials in 2010, there were only 42 cases referred for prosecution and just 13 convictions.  The one correction that we would make is that this low level of prosecutions and convictions has been true across administrations from Clinton to Bush to Obama.  …

5 Jan , 2018

Huffington Post: “If there is one name which creates anger and hostility within the gun violence prevention (GVP) community, it’s not Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, it’s John Lott.”

Mike Weisser has a new column in the Huffington Post:

If there is one name which creates anger and hostility within the gun violence prevention (GVP) community, it’s not Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, it’s John Lott. His book, More Guns, Less Crime, has become the Magna Carta for the pro-gun movement and his argument that armed citizens deter violent crime is immediately cited in any public debate involving the regulation of guns.

10 Dec , 2017

CPRC in the News: Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, US News & World Report, Houston Chronicle, and many others

Indianapolis Star, November 24, 2017

According to the Crime Prevention Research Center, 20 other states allow firearms on Statehouse grounds in some fashion. Most allow average citizens to bring their firearms into the Statehouse. Only two states specifically restrict it to lawmakers and their staffs.

However, most publicly visible and large companies with a diverse set of employees don’t permit guns in the workplace, said Christopher Schrader, director of government affairs for Indiana State Council of Society of Human Resource Management.

29 Nov , 2017

Correcting Canada’s misimpression of US gun laws

An article by Russell Wangersky in 39 Canadian newspapers expressed concern about the dangers of Americans being able to carry permitted concealed handguns.  You get an idea of where he was coming from with this passage.

“At least 20 other states allow firearms on statehouse grounds in some fashion, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center,” AP reports.

22 Nov , 2017

Former NPR CEO Ken Stern explains the evolution of his views on gun control

Ken Stern has been doing a book tour for his new book “Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.”  While Stern says that he still supports all the “reasonable” gun control measures, he showed that he was still open to empirical evidence and gave a very interesting interview with John Donvan about the evolution of his views on guns.…

17 Nov , 2017

CPRC in the News: HuffPost, National Post (Canada), The Guardian (UK), Global News (Canada), and more

Huffington Post, November 15, 2017

. . . I have been following a similar debate about guns which broke out more than 20 years ago, a.k.a. John Lott versus Everyone Else, and not only does the debate about the role of ‘armed citizens’ seem to be heating up again, given what just happened in Vegas and Sutherland Springs, but it seems to have gone beyond the media venues where the argument usually appears.

10 Nov , 2017

Fox News on “Texas church shooting not the first time a good guy with gun takes down mass shooter”

For those interested, here is our list of mass public shootings that have been stopped by concealed handgun permit holders.  Fox News has an article on permit holders stopping mass public shootings.

“These killers say they target places where people normally don’t carry guns,” John Lott, the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said.

8 Nov , 2017

Mark Levin reads Lott’s latest op-ed about the Texas Church shooting on his national radio show

Mark Levin reads Dr. Lott’s latest op-ed at Fox News about the Texas church shooting on his national radio show.

Mark Levin: “You know John Lott is called on occasions like this because the guy is like the ‘Rain Man’ with statistics. And, unfortunately, given the barrage of  propaganda and mythology that is thrown at us and people like us you have to address it.