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CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last few weeks

19 Sep , 2015  

Here are some other pieces that mention our research.

Charlotte Observer, NC (September 2, 2015):

. . . As Crime Prevention Research Center director John Lott notes, with only two exceptions, all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 1958 have occurred in the ostensibly “gun-free” victim disarmament zones. .

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Orange County Register explaining evidence on “More guns, less crime”

17 Sep , 2015  

From Adam Summers, a columnist for the Orange County Register (September 16):

. . . One of the primary ways gun laws in much of the country have been loosened is through the easing of restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. A number of states no longer require a government permit at all.

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CPRC in the Washington Times: Talking about the presidential candidates views on guns

15 Sep , 2015  

The article from the Washington Times contains this (September 15, 2015):

. . . The 2016 GOP field is among the most staunchly pro-gun of any in recent political history, but there are still divisions among the hopefuls, analysts and gun rights advocates say.

The major candidates range from those who see firearms as fundamentally connected to freedom, to those who promote guns as critical for self-protection, to those who have only recently evolved into Second Amendment defenders, said John R.

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CPRC in newspapers and other media around the country over the last month

22 Aug , 2015  

We don’t usually keep track of the local media coverage the CPRC receives or even all the national coverage, but here are some examples of the type of media coverage that the CPRC has received over the past month.  Of course, John Stossel’s recent column on the CPRC was picked up in dozens of newspapers across the US.  …

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CPRC in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania newspaper: Special Report on Concealed Carry

12 Aug , 2015  

LNP (the newspaper for Lancaster, Pennsylvania) has a large news special on concealed handguns in the state.  This is from part of the article (an online poll is available here):

. . . John Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, is the author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and one of the nation’s foremost gun researchers.

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John Stossel extensively discusses the CPRC in his weekly oped column

5 Aug , 2015  

John Stossel’s weekly column goes through some lies put forward by gun control advocates, and he relies very heavily on the CPRC.  His piece is titled: “America and guns: Why do so many stoke paranoia about firearms?”  You can read a copy of the column available here.

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CPRC in the New York Daily News: “Chattanooga shooting renews debate over military gun-free zones”

17 Jul , 2015  

John Lott was interviewed for a news story in the New York Daily News:

. . . Even if soldiers couldn’t have ended Muhammed Youssef Abdulazeez’s attack as he ambushed them from a car, the sight of weapons could have deterred him, John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told The News.

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CPRC Research in the News: Fox News, Washington Times, Hot Air, and others

16 Jul , 2015  

A Fox News article titled “Concealed-carry handgun permits soar as murder rate drops, study claims” has this report on our new study:

A report from a prominent economist finds that the number of permits to carry concealed handguns has skyrocketed by 178 percent in the last eight years, even as the murder rate has dropped.

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Sean Hannity reads CPRC op-ed on “The Myth of American Gun Violence” on his National Radio Show

24 Jun , 2015  

John Lott’s op-ed titled “The Myth of American Gun Violence” at the New York Daily News was read by Sean Hannity on his national radio show (audience 12.5 million).

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CPRC in the Wall Street Journal: Authors of FBI Report on Public Shootings admit “our data is imperfect”

9 Jun , 2015  


For months John Lott had tried getting a response from the Department of Justice and the authors of a FBI report on “active shooters” regarding errors that the CPRC had found. Lott then published our research in the March 2015 issue of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, pointing out how the errors mistakenly lead to the conclusion that attacks were increasing over time.…