7 Apr , 2019

Charlie Kirk references the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on crime by illegal aliens

Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA references the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on crime by illegal aliens in Arizona. This is part of a much longer statement that Kirk made, but his first point is to cite CPRC research. More information on our research is available here.

3 Apr , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: The Mercury News, Deseret News, East Bay Times, Many Nebraska newspapers, and Breitbart


Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), March 22, 2019

John Lott, an economist and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of the 1998 book “More Guns, Less Crime,” said that the best way to ensure the safety of the American people is not necessarily to institute more regulations on guns, but rather to “get rid of gun-free zones.”

“Most mass shootings have occurred in places where people aren’t allowed to defend themselves,” Lott said.

2 Apr , 2019

Young Turks attacks Ben Shapiro for quoting the Crime Prevention Research Center’s research on Mass Public Shootings

The Young Turk’s Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur spent a recent show attacking Ben Shapiro for referencing the Crime Prevention Research Center‘s research on Mass Public Shootings around the world (156,000 views as of March 21, 2019). Following an earlier attack by Snopes.com, Kasparian and Uygur argue that it is misleading to make comparisons across countries using per capita rates.…


28 Mar , 2019

In USA Today: Interviewed about the Connecticut Supreme Court decision on the lawsuit against Remington

In a close 4-3 decision the Connecticut state Supreme Court, gave the green light for a lawsuit against gun maker Remington, which made the Bushmaster gun used in the Sandy Hook shooting. The very liberal Supreme Court, with 6 of the 7 Justices appointed by the previous Democrat Governor Malloy, saw that even liberal Democrats were divided on the decision.…

26 Mar , 2019

On Blaze TV: Eric Bolling & Kyle Kashuv talk about More Guns equaling less crime

Eric Bolling & Kyle Kashuv talk on Blaze TV about the importance of John Lott’s work while at CPAC.

Eric Bolling: “With our good friend John Lott.

Kyle Kashuv: “Both of our friend.”

Eric Bolling: “The proper voice on gun control and gun ownership in the country.”

March 1, 2019

17 Mar , 2019

CPRC coverage in USA Today on our testimony before Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee

Dr. Lott’s testimony before the Kentucky state House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry received some coverage in USA Today (link available here). A video of his testimony is available here.




11 Mar , 2019

CPRC in the News: CNN, lots of TV stations across the US, The Hill, Yahoo! News, Medpage Today, NewsBusters, and much more


CNN, March 7, 2019; WPLG Channel 10 (Miami, Florida), March 7, 2019; KSAT Channel 12 (San Antonio, Texas); KRDO (Colorado Springs, CO), March 7, 2019; KCOY KEYT KKFX TV (Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo, California), March 7, 2019; KESQ Channel 3 (Palm Springs, CA); KVIA Channel 7 ABC (El Paso, Texas); Local News 8 ABC (Idaho Falls, Idaho); KMIZ Channel 17 ABC (Columbia, Missouri); KTVZ Channel 21 (Central Oregon); KXLH Channel 9 (Helena, MT); KRTV Channel 3 (Great Falls, MT); KVOR AM (Colorado Springs, CO); KKOH 780 AM (Northern Nevada and Eastern California); WJAX Channel 4 (Jacksonville, Florida); WKMG Channel 6 (Orlando, Florida); KYMA Channel 11 NBC (El Centro and Yuma, Arizona); WISC-TV Channel 3 (Madison, Wisconsin); WKBT-TV (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Economist John Lott criticized that 2017 JAMA study in Thursday’s hearing and said that one of its problems “is that it ignores all this other funding.”

In prepared remarks shared ahead of his testimony, Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “The War on Guns,” said people have been misled “into thinking that gun violence has been understudied.” He said public health research can be “poorly done” and “misleading,” and can exclude research by economists, criminologists and law professors.

28 Feb , 2019

Dr. Lott testifies before Kentucky House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry

Dr. John Lott testifies before the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee regarding Constitutional Carry. Dr. Lott was the first speaker on the bill. He was invited by Representative Savannah Maddox, the sponsor of the bill and a member of the Judiciary Committee. The vote on the bill was 12 for – 8 against – 3 abstain.…

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25 Feb , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Los Angeles Daily News, Breitbart, Orange County Register, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rasmussen Report, and many others

John Stossel, Townhall.com, February 20, 2019; Los Angeles Daily News, February 20, 2019; Orange County Register, February 20, 2019; Pittsburg Tribune-Review, February 22, 2019; Northwest Florida Daily News, February 23, 2019; Gainesville Daily Register (Gainesville, Texas), February 20, 2019;  Rasmussen Report, February 20, 2019; The Weatherford Democrat (Weather and Parker Counties, Texas).…

20 Feb , 2019

At Fox News: On why two of the three NICS failed to find that Aurora shooter Gary Martin had a felony history

The Aurora shooter Gary Martin went through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) three times within a few months during 2014, but only the third background check found that he had a felony conviction from 1995. Dr. John Lott explained to Fox News what had happened. Here is part of the Fox News news article.…