Townhall, April 27, 2017
As gun scholar John R. Lott Jr. notes, “Letting teachers and staff carry concealed handguns is nothing new in the United States. And there has been good reason for allowing it — police virtually always arrive after an attack has occurred.
“Police are very important to fighting crime,” Lott stresses, “but stopping mass shootings is a uniquely difficult challenge.
Breitbart (May 10, 2017) had a long discussion on our recent research about the geographic concentration of murders in the US.
A study conducted by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) shows that U.S. counties with the highest murder rates are among those with the lowest rates of gun ownership. .
A news article at Fox News discusses our research on blacks and women getting concealed handgun permits.
Firearms instructors are reporting an increase in the number of black women learning how to use guns in self-defense courses around the country — and the reasons are varied. . . .
John Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center, published data in July showing a general upward trend in the percentage of people with permits to carry a concealed firearm are women in seven states — including Arizona, Florida, Indiana and Louisiana.
Fox News had a top of the front web page discussion on our new research on murders overwhelmingly taking place in just a tiny part of the US. Many other publications from the Washington Times, Yahoo Finance, One News Now, and others ran similar stories. Here is the story from Fox News:
The Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) said in a new report that there is a “geographical concentration” of murders, with 68 percent of killings occurring in just 5 percent of the nation’s counties.
The Daily Caller, April 17, 2017; Daily Signal, April 18, 2017; News Max, April 18, 2017
“I expect murders to fall,” Crime Prevention Research Center President John Lott told TheDCNF. “How they fall is a different question. The people who generally obeyed the ban were law-abiding citizens and not the criminals.”
He noted that drug gangs – which are frequently the shooters in D.C.
The Wall Street Journal ran a lead letter that extensively discussed the Crime Prevention Research Center’s work. The letter appeared as follows:
Regarding James P. O’Neill and Cyrus R. Vance Jr.’s “Don’t Mess With New York’s Gun Laws” (op-ed, March 24): The authors say that “more than 230 concealed-carry permit holders in various states have been convicted of .
Aviation Pros, March 9, 2017 (Helping the media putting numbers in perspective by providing the total number of concealed handgun permit holders.)
Gun discoveries at the nation’s airports jumped 28 percent between 2015 and last year when 3,391 firearms made it to checkpoints in carry-on bags, an average of more than nine per day.
Ted Nugent has an op-ed in Newsweek on the 4th Circuit’s decision on Maryland’s Assault Weapon ban where he discusses CPRC’s research.
The statistics from every crime study known to man, including the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program and Dr. John Lott’s exhaustive research for the Crime Prevention Research Center and for his book The War on Guns, demonstrate that from the time President Clinton signed the knee-jerk, feel-good, counterproductive, so-called assault weapons ban many years ago, nothing has changed in the use of all long guns, including every rifle and shotgun design there is.
Charleston Gazette-Mail (West Virginia), Saturday, February 11, 2017
. . . According to a 2015 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of women who applied for concealed-carry permits rose 270 percent between 2007 and 2015.
Men’s applications increased 156 percent over the same period.
Jefferson believes the number of gun-carrying women will only increase.
Walter Williams’ latest national column on policing:
To solve this problem, they want police departments to hire more black police officers. It turns out that the U.S. Justice Department has found that black police officers in San Francisco and Philadelphia are likelier than whites to shoot and use force against black suspects.