The Wall Street Journal discusses our research

1 Jan , 2020  

From the Wall Street Journal (click here for the article):

A streaming video of the Sunday church service in Texas at which a parishioner gunned down a shooter is rallying those who support making it easier for private citizens to bear arms. 

Gun-rights advocates have long argued that if more citizens have guns, they can defend themselves and others in the event of a shooting.


Washington Times: Woman whose husband was killed in gun-free zone fights red-flag laws

27 Dec , 2019  

Nikki Goeser was interviewed by Valerie Richardson for the Washington Times. Here is part of the piece:

“I’m trying to educate people about the dangers of red-flag laws,” Ms. Goeser told The Washington Times. “A lot of people seem to be for them, but there’s a lot that the everyday citizen doesn’t think about.



Two Fox News news stories on Nikki Goeser’s new book

19 Dec , 2019  

Nikki Goeser’s new book, “Stalked and Defenseless,” generated two different news stories at Fox News.

Widow says gun laws prevented her from protecting her husband from her stalker

Nikki Goeser, whose husband was shot and killed by her stalker at a restaurant, said on Wednesday that gun control laws prevented her from defending herself and her husband.



The Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Deseret News, Breitbart, Media Research Center, and much more

13 Nov , 2019  

Deseret News, October 16, 2019

John Lott, founder and president of the Virginia-based Crime Prevention Research Center, told the committee red flag laws are not useful in preventing gun violence, including suicide. Only one of the 17 states that have such a law mentions mental illness, he said.

It’s not true that guns are the most successful way of committing suicide, listing other methods that he said are just as lethal.


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: US News & World Report, The Blaze, Breitbart, Epoch Times, and much more

6 Oct , 2019  

US News & World Report, September 17, 2019

Banning all guns, including concealed weapons, would affect a significantly higher number of people, says Dave Workman, communications director for the Second Amendment Foundation and a senior editor for the group’s publication, Gunmag.com. About 17 million Americans have concealed carry permits, according to a tally from the pro-gun Crime Prevention Research Center.


At Fox News: “1.4 million more Americans than last year have concealed carry permits, report says”

3 Oct , 2019  

Fox News has a news story about our latest report on the number of concealed handgun permits continuing to grow:

Even as the topic of gun control continues to remain a focus in the Democratic 2020 presidential primary, more Americans than ever are believed to have obtained concealed carry permits.

In a report released this week, the Crime Prevention Research Center says there are now nearly 19 million Americans with permits to carry a concealed handgun – an increase of 1.4 million, or about 8 percent – from around this time last year.


Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk

25 Sep , 2019   Video

Apparently even great baseball players follow what we do here at the Crime Prevention Research Center. At the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, Baseball Great Curt Schilling referenced Crime Prevention Research Center study in talk.
(Saturday, September 21, 2019)


Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Newsweek, The New Yorker, and many other places

18 Sep , 2019  


Newsweek, September 2, 2019

Former Texas congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke demanded Capitol Hill politicians enact stricter gun control laws rather than offer “thoughts and prayers” during an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. . . .

“We need to buy back every single assault weapon,” he later added in a tweet.


Our video on television anti-gun bias has gotten coverage on The Daily Wire, Twitchy

9 Sep , 2019   Video

The Daily Wire and Twitchy are two places that gave our new video on media coverage attention.





Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced the new Portuguese translation of John Lott’s book, The War on Guns

3 Sep , 2019  

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Instagram announced the new Portuguese translation of Dr. John Lott’s book, The War on Guns. We don’t have a link to the Portuguese translation.

The quote from the book goes as follows: “Possessing a weapon is undoubtedly the most effective means for protecting oneself against criminals.…