More women getting concealed handgun permits: Our work on the increasing number of concealed handgun permits for women gets news attention

27 Aug , 2019   Video

WPTV NBC Channel 5 (West Palm Beach, Florida), August 23, 2019;  WMYD (Detroit), August 23, 2019; KXXV ABC Channel 25 (Central Texas), August 23, 2019; KATC ABC Channel 3 (Lafayette, Louisiana), August 23, 2019; KXLF Channel 4 (Butte, Montana), August 23, 2019; KZTV Channel 10 (Corpus Christi, Texas), August 23, 2019; KERO ABC Channel 23 (Bakersfield, California), August 23, 2019; WFTS ABC (Tampa Bay, Florida), August 23, 2019; WFTX Fox Channel 4 (Southwest Florida), August 23, 2019; KRTV Channel 3 (Great Falls, Montana), August 23, 2019; KTVH (Helena, Montana), August 23, 2019

From the Scripps TV Station Group:

Alayna Stockton is a real estate agent.


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Newsweek, PBS News Hour, San Jose Mercury News, Los Angeles Daily News, Orange County Register, and much more

23 Aug , 2019  


The Mercury News (San Jose, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; Los Angeles Daily News, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Orange County Register, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Daily Democrat (Woodland, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; Riverside (California) Press Enterprise, Sunday, August 11, 2019; Redlands Daily Facts (Redlands, California), Sunday, August 11, 2019; San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Sunday, August 11, 2019, The Grunion (Long Beach, California), August 11, 2019



Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: MyNorthwest, Breitbart, The Rebel, News Republic and much more

27 Jul , 2019  


MyNorthwest (Seattle, Washington), July 17, 2019

Gottlieb calls gun-free zones “counterproductive,” noting the vulnerability of people should a mass-shooting incident take place.

He points to research from the conservative Crime Prevention Research Center, that says 98 percent of mass shootings since 1950 have happened in gun-free zones. Gun safety advocates dispute that research, but Gottlieb says there are plenty of examples to back it up, such as recent shootings in schools, malls, and movie theaters among other public places.


The Rush Limbaugh show briefly mentions Twitter locking John Lott’s account

13 Jul , 2019  

When former Congressman Jason Lewis served as a substitute host for Rush Limbaugh he brought up how Twitter has locked John Lott’s account.

(Friday, July 5, 2019, First hour)


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Breitbart, ZeroHedge, Business & Politics Review, Campus Safety, and much more

11 Jul , 2019  


Breitbart, June 30, 2019

Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell claims his confiscatory “assault weapons” ban would have prevented the December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School.

He made this claim in response to a tweet by John Lott, wherein Lott asked why Swalwell was pushing gun controls that “wouldn’t have stopped one mass public shooting this century”:

Swalwell responded, “Who wants to tell John Lott that if my assault weapons ban and buy-back had been in place before Sandy Hook or Parkland, those children wouldn’t have been killed?”

Swalwell’s claim overlooks a number of important facts.


Our research cited extensively in the Philadelphia Inquirer: Eliminating gun-free zones: A way to deter mass shooters?

17 Jun , 2019  

George Parry, a former federal and state prosecutor, had a piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 5th, where he relied heavily on our research. We have added notes below where the links that were provided were to the Crime Prevention Research Center, though even in the one link that wasn’t directly to our research, it was to a case that we had discovered and discussed on our website. …


News coverage of our research by the Sinclair Broadcast Group: “Mass Shootings in the U.S. Compared with other Countries”

15 Jun , 2019  

On June 5th, our research on mass public shootings got significant coverage by local news outlets throughout the United States. The news coverage starts this way:

WASHINGTON (SBG) – Elected leaders on Capitol Hill were quick to respond with familiar calls for action on U.S. gun reform after the Virginia Beach mass shooting.


Mention in Newsweek: House Republicans who reintroduce bill eliminating all gun-free school zones rely on CPRC research

14 Jun , 2019   Video

Newsweek discusses the evidence put forward for eliminating gun-free zones at schools.

. . . The “98 percent” statistic cited by Massie was pulled from a November 2018 Chicago Tribune op-ed by the conservative author of The War on Guns, John R. Lott Jr., who is also the head of the Crime Prevention Research Center.


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Fox News, Daily Caller, National Review, Townhall, and many other places

10 Jun , 2019  


Daily Caller, May 15, 2019

Here’s a truth that every American should consider: There are at least 18 states that allow teachers to carry guns. And yet, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, there has NEVER been a mass shooting attempted in any school where teachers are armed.


Editorials across nine newspapers in Florida: “Research disproves hysteria about arming teachers”

31 May , 2019  

Our recent research on school shootings has gotten an extensive editorial write-up in nine newspapers across Florida.

Palm Beach Daily News, May 30, 2019; Florida Times-Union, May 30, 2019; Daily Commercial, May 30, 2019; St. Augustine Record, May 30, 2019; Gainesville Sun, May 30, 2019; Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 30, 2019; News Chief (Winter Haven, Florida), May 30, 2019; Ocala StarBanner, May 30, 2019; and The Ledger (Lakeland, Florida), May 30, 2019