17 Sep , 2017

In the news, our testimony before President’s Advisory Comm: CBS, NBC, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, NPR, Politico, etc

Much of this media coverage over the last week has been critical and distorted what Dr. Lott actually said during his testimony before President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (a video of the testimony is available here and a discussion of some of the false claims is available here).  We have also submitted letters to the editor for many publications and will put those notes up after the media makes decisions on those them.  …

14 Sep , 2017

Responding to some of the attacks on Dr. Lott after his testimony to the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

Over the last few days, there have been a lot of attacks on Dr. Lott research after his testimony to the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  One of the common lines of attack has been that he testified in an area where he is not an expert.

The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham claims:

“But Lott also occasionally branches out into other topics.

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29 Aug , 2017

CPRC in the News: Richmond Times-Dispatch, Townhall.com, Washington Free Beacon, and many more


Creators, August 22, 2017; Townhall.com, August 22, 2017; Arkansas Online, August 24, 2017; Richmond Times-Dispatch, August 26, 2017; Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, August 25, 2017; Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise (Oklahoma), August 28, 2017; NRA-ILA, August 22, 2017; and Post Bulletin (Rochester, MN), August 25, 2017.

Conceal carry permit holders tend to be one of the most law-abiding demographic of Americans, according to data provided by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

21 Aug , 2017

From the Washington Times: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off

The Washington Times has a long article on our annual report on concealed handgun permit report:

More than 16.3 million American residents now hold concealed weapons permits, according to a new report that says even as gun purchases are leveling off, the rate of folks applying for permission to carry their firearms is still rising.

15 Aug , 2017

CPRC in the News: From the White House, New York Post, Breitbart, Indianapolis Business Journal, and others

West Wing Reads, July 31, 2017

Regarding historic Democratic obstruction, at Fox News, former U.S. Sentencing Commission economist John R. Lott writes that “Democrats have done everything they can to slow down all of President Trump’s nominees,”highlighting the case of “non-controversial” nominee of Kevin Hassett to be CEA chair.

New York Post, August 14, 2017

But if it were simply about safety, there are a whole lot of other features that would be banned from foster homes, like swimming pools.

14 Aug , 2017

CPRC research on how Democrats prevent poor people from defending themselves discussed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an editorial that spends a significant amount of space discussing our recent writings.  The entire piece is worth reading, but here is part of it:

Democrats like to say that they work for the little guy. How is it, then, that they seem intent on keeping lower-income earners — particularly those in crime-infested areas — from exercising their Second Amendment right to defend themselves?

11 Aug , 2017

Washington Post piece on our discussion of Guns found in carry-on luggage at Airports

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a follow-up story on the seizure of guns at US airports and on our work on concealed handgun permits.

A researcher has run the numbers on the record-setting number of guns found in carry-on luggage at airport checkpoints and found some good news: given the estimated number of people who are legally carrying firearms in the United States these days, he says the rate of seizures at airport checkpoints has actually declined.

8 Aug , 2017

More news coverage of CPRC report on Concealed Handgun Permits: Fox News, Colorado Politics, Houston Press, CNS News, Breitbart, and many others

The CPRC has done multiple radio interviews on our new report (e.g., here, here, here, and here), and we continue to get other media coverage.

Fox News, August 2, 2017

There are more than 16 million concealed-carry permittees in the U.S., a figure that soared 256 percent, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, under the Obama administration.

8 Aug , 2017

Greg Gutfeld notes CRPC research on Fox: Mentions how gun control laws prevent the poor from defending themselves

On Monday, August 7th at 9:09 PM, Greg Gutfeld discussed Dr. John Lott’s new op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that discussed how gun control laws are disarming the very people, poor blacks, who need protection the most.

GUTFELD: The reason why we’re doing this segment is because it’s about Chicago, which is a glaring murder problem.

5 Aug , 2017

“Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace,” but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, Washington Post mentions on our research

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a story about the record number of seizures of guns at airports and is calling for stiffer penalties.

. . . The increase in gun seizures is no doubt a reflection of record numbers of air travelers and the rising number of Americans who have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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