21 Aug , 2017

From the Washington Times: Concealed-carry permits increasing as gun sales level off

The Washington Times has a long article on our annual report on concealed handgun permit report:

More than 16.3 million American residents now hold concealed weapons permits, according to a new report that says even as gun purchases are leveling off, the rate of folks applying for permission to carry their firearms is still rising.

15 Aug , 2017

CPRC in the News: From the White House, New York Post, Breitbart, Indianapolis Business Journal, and others

West Wing Reads, July 31, 2017

Regarding historic Democratic obstruction, at Fox News, former U.S. Sentencing Commission economist John R. Lott writes that “Democrats have done everything they can to slow down all of President Trump’s nominees,”highlighting the case of “non-controversial” nominee of Kevin Hassett to be CEA chair.

New York Post, August 14, 2017

But if it were simply about safety, there are a whole lot of other features that would be banned from foster homes, like swimming pools.

14 Aug , 2017

CPRC research on how Democrats prevent poor people from defending themselves discussed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an editorial that spends a significant amount of space discussing our recent writings.  The entire piece is worth reading, but here is part of it:

Democrats like to say that they work for the little guy. How is it, then, that they seem intent on keeping lower-income earners — particularly those in crime-infested areas — from exercising their Second Amendment right to defend themselves?

11 Aug , 2017

Washington Post piece on our discussion of Guns found in carry-on luggage at Airports

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a follow-up story on the seizure of guns at US airports and on our work on concealed handgun permits.

A researcher has run the numbers on the record-setting number of guns found in carry-on luggage at airport checkpoints and found some good news: given the estimated number of people who are legally carrying firearms in the United States these days, he says the rate of seizures at airport checkpoints has actually declined.

8 Aug , 2017

More news coverage of CPRC report on Concealed Handgun Permits: Fox News, Colorado Politics, Houston Press, CNS News, Breitbart, and many others

The CPRC has done multiple radio interviews on our new report (e.g., here, here, here, and here), and we continue to get other media coverage.

Fox News, August 2, 2017

There are more than 16 million concealed-carry permittees in the U.S., a figure that soared 256 percent, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, under the Obama administration.

8 Aug , 2017

Greg Gutfeld notes CRPC research on Fox: Mentions how gun control laws prevent the poor from defending themselves

On Monday, August 7th at 9:09 PM, Greg Gutfeld discussed Dr. John Lott’s new op-ed in the Chicago Tribune that discussed how gun control laws are disarming the very people, poor blacks, who need protection the most.

GUTFELD: The reason why we’re doing this segment is because it’s about Chicago, which is a glaring murder problem.

5 Aug , 2017

“Gun seizures at U.S. airports on record-setting pace,” but 97% of the change explained by increase in permits, Washington Post mentions on our research

Fred Kunkle at the Washington Post has a story about the record number of seizures of guns at airports and is calling for stiffer penalties.

. . . The increase in gun seizures is no doubt a reflection of record numbers of air travelers and the rising number of Americans who have permits to carry concealed weapons.

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3 Aug , 2017

Crime Prevention Research Center’s work mentioned on ABC’s The View

Jedediah Bila on ABC’s The View:

I’m not a gun owner. I spend a lot of time with gun owners and spent a lot of time in Texas. When you study these shootings, what you find out is a lot of the lunatics, these maniacs target gun-free zones. The Aurora shooter, who went in and shot up that movie theater, that Batman movie, he went and specifically went out of region because all of the theaters around him closest to him, people were allowed to carry — they were conceal-carry.

2 Aug , 2017

Fox & Friends mentions our new research on concealed handgun permits

Fox & Friends briefly mentioned our report showing the huge 93% increase in concealed handgun permits by women over the last four years.  There was one mistake in their report.  Permits for blacks increased 30 percentage points faster than for whites.

26 Jul , 2017

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: The Daily Caller, Breitbart, and many others


LaGrange Daily News (LaGrange, Kentucky), July 5, 2017; Newnan Times-Herald (Georgia), July 5, 2017

A 2014 study by the Crime Prevention Research Center showed that 92 percent of mass shootings in public places between 2009 and 2014 were in GFZ’s.

Daily Caller, July 6, 2017

The actual data, which includes seminal research by RTC advocate John Lott, and Donohue’s own graphs continue to show precisely the opposite: more guns, less crime.