The Blaze, Friday, February 12, 2016
Academia is generally viewed as a liberal bastion, but one survey finds that despite their broad political leanings, college professors who have studied the impact of guns on society believe ownership of firearms makes the country safer.
The academic survey by Gary A.
The Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland), February 5, 2016
What Obama proposed would do absolutely nothing to remedy this problem. According to John Lott, who created the Crime Prevention Research Center, Obama had most of his conclusions exactly backward.
Unlike Obama and many proponents of gun-control legislation, Lott defines his terms clearly and precisely, and he cites the sources for his data.
The Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota has a story about how the last two months have seen a record breaking increase in the number of concealed handgun permits in the state.
. . . More than one in eight adults in South Dakota boasts a permit to carry a concealed weapon, enough to make the state one of — if not the most heavily permitted in the nation.
Washington Post, January 18, 2016
The number of concealed handgun permits has increased over the past decade, from 4.6 million in 2007 to more than 12.8 million in 2015, according to a recent report from the Crime Prevention Research Center. . . .
Santa Fe New Mexican, January 26, 2016
An increasing number of Americans, including New Mexicans, are obtaining licenses to carry handguns.
Real Clear Policy, December 28, 2015
Kleck suggested that concealed-carry laws don’t even increase the carrying of guns; instead, they just legalize what people were doing anyway. In response, Lott pointed out that the rising number of concealed-carry permits has roughly tracked the rise of guns found by the TSA, suggesting that permits do make a difference.
David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin have this article in the Washington Post:
John R. Lott Jr., a conservative gun rights activist who heads the Crime Prevention Research Center, said administration officials tend to gloss over the fact that people who have been victims of violent crime are more likely to own guns than those who have not.
Fox News has this article on a school district in California that is fighting to allow concealed handgun permit holders to continue carrying in their school. From Fox News:
Weeks after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill barring concealed weapons on K-12 school grounds, one district in Northern California is reaffirming its policy to allow the practice, and the local police chief agrees.
Colin McNickle has this piece in the Sunday Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
In its latest installment in a crusade to rid America of firearms, The New York Times “reports” on a “study” that purports to show how, in the first six years after Missouri “repealed the requirement for comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, the gun homicide rate was 16 percent to 18 percent higher than it was the six years before.”
Oh, what an indictment, eh?
This list here is only a tiny fraction of the news coverage that we have received over the last week. We have seen the CPRC covered in hundreds of media outlets as a result of a story in the Associated Press. Other outlets such as NBC News and Newsweek have also covered our research.…
NBC News, December 14, 2015. This is a very unbalanced article. No notion that gun control may make it more likely that people will be victims of violent crime.
John Lott, a longtime gun researcher and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said that the trend of states making it easier for permit holders to carry concealed weapons has continued since Sandy Hook.