12 Aug , 2018

CPRC in the News: Breitbart, Washington Post, Daily Signal, Powerline, World Net Daily, and many others

Odessa American, August 11, 2018; The Spectrum (St. George, Utah), August 5, 2018; Sun Journal (New Bern, North Carolina), August 4, 2018; The Dispatch (Columbus and Starkville, Mississippi), August 2, 2018; Salem News (Salem, Ohio), August 11, 2018; Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah), August 3, 2018

Economist John Lott wrote in 2014, “Black male teenagers were nine times more likely to commit murders than similarly aged white males.” And almost always the murderer of a young black male is another young black male.

9 Aug , 2018

The Associated Press cites our research on number of states that allow teachers and school staff to carry guns

The CPRC has compiled a list of states that allow teachers or staff to carry guns at school. After the Parkland school shooting in February, Florida passed a law mandating that all schools in the state hire police to guard their schools. Thirteen of the school districts in Florida are arming volunteer administrators, custodians, and other non-classroom staff members.…

8 Aug , 2018

Laura Ingraham cites on Dr. John Lott’s research on Crime by Illegal Aliens during her show on Fox News

Laura Ingraham cites on Dr. John Lott’s research on Crime by Illegal Aliens during her show on Fox News. A copy of the research is available here.

(Tuesday, August 7, 2018)

14 Jul , 2018

Testimony before the Arkansas Legislature’s Joint Performance Review Committee

On Monday, July 9th, Dr. John Lott was the lead witness before the Arkansas Legislature’s Joint Performance Review Committee. A copy of Lott’s PowerPoint is available here.

From CBS Channel 11 in Little Rock.

But the uniform praise for SRO’s came to a halt later at the Capitol when Dr.


2 Jul , 2018

CPRC in the News: The Federalist, National Review, Breitbart, NewsBusters, and many others

Breitbart.com, June 25, 2018 and related stories at The Western Journal, June 26, 2018; Inquisitr, June 26, 2018; Russia Television, June 26, 2018; Think Progress, June 25, 2018; and The Blaze, June 26 2018

Now voices as disparate as actor James Woods, law professor John Banzhaf, and Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott are advising individuals in the left’s crosshairs to get guns and/or concealed carry permits.

25 Jun , 2018

With threats of violence and the rising temperatures, Trump administration officials should be able to carry permitted concealed handguns

UPDATE: New Rasmussen Poll: “59% of all voters are concerned that those opposed to President Trump’s policies will resort to violence, with 33% who are Very Concerned”  During March of Obama’s second year in office, the same numbers were “53% and 28% respectively.”

ORIGINAL: We are about one year from when Representative Steve Scalise was severely wounded and other Republican Congressmen were shot at while they were at baseball practice.…


19 Jun , 2018

In News article at Fox News: Experts shoot holes in CNN’s report on school gun violence

Dr. John Lott was interviewed about recent claims about how frequent schools shootings are in the US.  From the Fox News article:

John Lott, President of the Crime Prevention Research Center and contributor to FoxNews.com, who has published “More Guns, Less Crime,” has long been in the thick of the gun debate. 

5 Jun , 2018

Walter Williams discusses our work: In a time of less gun control there were fewer shootings

George Mason economics Professor Walter Williams discusses some of Dr. John Lott’s past writings in his weekly national column. His column is syndicated by Creators.

legal scholar John Lott argues that gun accessibility in our country has never been as restricted as it is now. Lott reports that until the 1960s, New York City public high schools had shooting clubs.

19 May , 2018

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: USA Today, Rolling Stone, CNN, Sky News, and others

USA Today, May 4, 2018

Fox News columnist John Lott said the “news media love to criticize hypocrisy — at least by conservatives — even when it doesn’t exist.“

“Protecting the president and vice president of the United States from assassination is not the same as protecting a group of people from a mass public shooting or protecting you or me from being robbed on a dark street,” Lott said.

12 May , 2018

MSNBC mentions President Trump using CPRC research on gun-free zones

Mike Pesca with Slate mentions President Trump using CPRC’s research on mass public shootings occurring in gun-free zones.  An explanation for why Pesca and others are wrong in questioning the CPRC numbers is available here.
May 4, 2018