20 Apr , 2019

Our work cited in the New York Times, though it is used to make misleading points

We missed this reference to our work when it went up in October 2018. Nicholas Kristof, in the New York Times, discussed what caused the rise in concealed handgun permits.

Remember when President Obama tried to change the Second Amendment and ban handguns? No, neither do I. But Wayne LaPierre of the N.R.A.

14 Apr , 2019

Denver Post interviewing the CPRC about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre

Dr. John Lott was one of the people interviewed by the Denver Post about the 20th Anniversary of Columbine massacre. Here is the discussion that they had with him.

John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center and author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” said mass killers often choose a soft target or “gun-free zone” — such as schools — to carry out their attacks.


13 Apr , 2019

CRPC in the Associated Press: On Florida approaching 2 million concealed handgun permit holders

The Associated Press has an article on Florida approaching 2 million concealed handgun permit holders. The attached national graph is from the Associated Press article.

Florida had a total of 1,971,997 currently valid concealed weapon permits as of March 31, according to the latest figures from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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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.