5 Nov , 2017

CPRC in the News: Washington Post (2), Columbus Dispatch, Hartford Courant, The Federalist, and others

Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Alabama), November 4, 2017

When it comes to the nation-wide arms race, Alabama is in the lead.

A study completed by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the numbers of people in the country having concealed weapons permits rose by 1.83 million in 2016, to a total of 16.3 million permit holders.

26 Oct , 2017

Former CEO of NPR gives shoutout to John Lott for his help on Tucker Carlson’s TV Show, Mark Levin Radio Show

Tucker Carlson interviewed Ken Stern, a former CEO for NPR and a Democrat, about his new book “Republican Like Me.” Stern talked to experts in all sorts of areas, and the one person who he was nice enough to mention in this segment was Dr. John Lott.  Stern mentioned Lott at 3:24 into the segment.…

16 Oct , 2017

CPRC in the News: Toronto Sun, Daily Caller, Investor’s Business Daily, Indianapolis Star, Providence Journal, City Journal, Townhall, AM New York, and more

Metro News, October 13, 2017

But John Lott, president of the pro-Second Amendment Crime Prevention Research Center, says these statistics are a kind of feel-good data sets that should rely on a whole host of other information, like culture, demographics and rural/urban makeup that isn’t factored in.

“[The gun death rates] are low despite the strict gun control laws, not because of them,” he said.

12 Oct , 2017

News articles in the Washington Times, Fox News, and Washington Free Beacon discuss our report that gun-free zones are everywhere in DC

Our report on the gun-free zones in the District of Columbia has gotten a long front-page article in the Washington Times. The Washington Free Beacon and Fox News have also run a similar story.  The article discusses DC response: “The law says it ‘shall not apply to a person legally licensed to carry a firearm in the District of Columbia.’”  But among the problems with this is that it then makes no sense for DC to even include concealed handgun permit holders in the enhanced penalty section.  …

11 Oct , 2017

Washington Times news article discusses the different definitions of mass shootings

Bradford Richardson at the Washington Times had a long article based on an interview that he had with Dr. John Lott (words in bold were not in the original article).  The CPRC has made these points before. The article in the Washington Times is as follows:

. . . In the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacre, left-leaning media outlets have been playing fast and loose with the data on mass shootings to inflate their number and suggest that white men make up a disproportionate share of the perpetrators.


4 Oct , 2017

Wall Street Journal cites CPRC research

From the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

According to John Lott’s Crime Prevention Research Center, most mass shootings with 15 or more casualties since 1970 took place outside the U.S., including France and Norway that strictly regulate guns. . . .

This has been picked up in other places such as the Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona).…

25 Sep , 2017

Fox News on our research: “Concealed carry permit holders less reckless behind wheel than other drivers, study says”

Fox News has a news story on our recent research showing that concealed handgun permit holders are less reckless drivers than others.

Gun owners with concealed carry permits are less likely to drive recklessly than other drivers, according to an analysis released Monday.

The Crime Prevention Research Center, a gun advocacy research group, said that data from Michigan shows that drivers without concealed carry permits were 12.2 times more likely to violate the law.

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.