The Wall Street Journal mentions our research though they don’t quite things correct. The error is in the second sentence. The growth in permits came despite states legalizing carrying without a permit, not because of more states allowing it.
The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits has risen, reaching almost 18.7 million in 2019, up from 12.8 million in 2015, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun-rights group.
Here is the mention that the Wall Street Journal recently made of our work on which Capitols allow people to carry guns.
. . . At least 21 states allow Capitol visitors, legislators or employees to carry guns under some circumstances, says the Crime Prevention Research Center, a nonprofit group that often issues reports supportive of gun rights.
From James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal referenced our paper at the Social Science Research Network.
What Would We Do Without Gun Control Experts?
“Regarding proposals that can reduce mass public shootings, while public health researchers give a score of at least 5.5 on a 1 to 10 scale for two types of gun control regulations (gun and ammunition bans as well as universal background checks), criminologists and economists only give that high of a score to just one type of gun regulation (eliminating gun-free zones).
Newsday, December 12, 2019
John R. Lott Jr., an economist and author of the book “More Guns, Less Crime,” said in an interview that Northwell’s lineup “is pretty one-sided.”
Lott pointed to a just-published article he co-authored in the libertarian Cato Institute’s Regulation magazine, arguing that “public health researchers are much more supportive of gun control” — red-flag laws, bans on certain weapons or magazines, universal background checks, licensing and registration — “than are either criminologists or economists.”
From the Wall Street Journal (click here for the article):
A streaming video of the Sunday church service in Texas at which a parishioner gunned down a shooter is rallying those who support making it easier for private citizens to bear arms.
Gun-rights advocates have long argued that if more citizens have guns, they can defend themselves and others in the event of a shooting.
Nikki Goeser was interviewed by Valerie Richardson for the Washington Times. Here is part of the piece:
“I’m trying to educate people about the dangers of red-flag laws,” Ms. Goeser told The Washington Times. “A lot of people seem to be for them, but there’s a lot that the everyday citizen doesn’t think about.
Nikki Goeser’s new book, “Stalked and Defenseless,” generated two different news stories at Fox News.
Nikki Goeser, whose husband was shot and killed by her stalker at a restaurant, said on Wednesday that gun control laws prevented her from defending herself and her husband.
Deseret News, October 16, 2019
John Lott, founder and president of the Virginia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, told the committee red flag laws are not useful in preventing gun violence, including suicide. Only one of the 17 states that have such a law mentions mental illness, he said.
It’s not true that guns are the most successful way of committing suicide, listing other methods that he said are just as lethal.
US News & World Report, September 17, 2019
Banning all guns, including concealed weapons, would affect a significantly higher number of people, says Dave Workman, communications director for the Second Amendment Foundation and a senior editor for the group’s publication, Gunmag.com. About 17 million Americans have concealed carry permits, according to a tally from the pro-gun Crime Prevention Research Center.
Fox News has a news story about our latest report on the number of concealed handgun permits continuing to grow:
Even as the topic of gun control continues to remain a focus in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary, more Americans than ever are believed to have obtained concealed carry permits.
In a report released this week, the Crime Prevention Research Center says there are now nearly 19 million Americans with permits to carry a concealed handgun – an increase of 1.4 million, or about 8 percent – from around this time last year.