28 Feb , 2019

Dr. Lott testifies before Kentucky House Judiciary Committee on Constitutional Carry

Dr. John Lott testifies before the Kentucky House Judiciary Committee regarding Constitutional Carry. Dr. Lott was the first speaker on the bill. He was invited by Representative Savannah Maddox, the sponsor of the bill and a member of the Judiciary Committee. The vote on the bill was 12 for – 8 against – 3 abstain.…

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25 Feb , 2019

Crime Prevention Research Center in the News: Los Angeles Daily News, Breitbart, Orange County Register, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rasmussen Report, and many others

John Stossel, Townhall.com, February 20, 2019; Los Angeles Daily News, February 20, 2019; Orange County Register, February 20, 2019; Pittsburg Tribune-Review, February 22, 2019; Northwest Florida Daily News, February 23, 2019; Gainesville Daily Register (Gainesville, Texas), February 20, 2019;  Rasmussen Report, February 20, 2019; The Weatherford Democrat (Weather and Parker Counties, Texas).…

20 Feb , 2019

At Fox News: On why two of the three NICS failed to find that Aurora shooter Gary Martin had a felony history

The Aurora shooter Gary Martin went through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) three times within a few months during 2014, but only the third background check found that he had a felony conviction from 1995. Dr. John Lott explained to Fox News what had happened. Here is part of the Fox News news article.…

27 Jan , 2019

CPRC in the News: Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Gentleman’s Quarterly, Brazilian publications, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and others


The Mercury News (San Jose, California), January 20, 2019; East Bay Times (Walnut Creek, California), January 20, 2019; Daily Democrat (Woodland, California), January 21, 2019; Enterprise-Record (Chico, California), January 21, 2019; Oroville Mercury-Register (Oroville, California), GOPUSA, January 21, 2019

“There’s a whole host of reasonable regulations if you go to a gun store, but if you’re outside a gun store there are few if any regulations, at least at the federal level,” [David Chipman, with the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence] said.

11 Jan , 2019

CPRC in the News: Yahoo! News, Washington Times, Ricochet, Foreign Policy Journal, American Thinker, and many others


Yahoo News, January 9, 2019

The Crime Prevention Research Center, a pro-gun rights think tank, reports that there were approximately 17.25 million concealed handgun permits issued in the United States as of August 2018. . . . .


Washington Times, January 10, 2019

Currently, 28 states allow teachers and certain school staffers to carry firearms, according to the conservative nonprofit Crime Prevention Research Center.

10 Jan , 2019

CNN’s Chris Cuomo falsely claims no studies find illegal aliens commit crime at a higher rate than Americans, Steve Cortes points to our research

On CNN Chris Cuomo, Ana Navarro, and Steve Cortes trade claims about research on crime by illegal aliens versus native-born Americans. While Cuomo and Navarro claim that there is no research showing illegal aliens commit crime at a higher rate than native-born Americans, Cortes cites research from John Lott with the Crime Prevention Research Center.…


26 Dec , 2018

CPRC in the News: The Daily Caller, Livre (Brazil), Breitbart, and much more


Daily Caller, December 4, 2018

Concealed-carry permit holders are the most law-abiding demographic of U.S. citizens, according to a recent report by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

The report, titled, “Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across The United States 2016,” compared permit holders to the general population and then to police officers in Florida and Texas, two states which largely mirror the rest of the country.

13 Dec , 2018

The Associated Press cites our research on states that allow teachers to carry guns

Finally, Florida has moved to let teachers carry guns at schools. In an overwhelming vote, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission has recognized what the Crime Prevention Research Center has been arguing for years. This AP story was carried in hundreds of news outlets:

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission voted 13-1 to recommend the Legislature allow the arming of teachers, saying it’s not enough to have one or two police officers or armed guards on campus.

3 Dec , 2018

Our work on the number of concealed handgun permits mentioned in the Wall Street Journal

While the piece in today’s Wall Street Journal focuses on the 15 known lawsuits that have been brought against a company that makes very inexpensive derringers, our numbers on the huge number of concealed handgun permit holders provide some context about how rare these types of incidents are:

The number of Americans with concealed-carry permits soared to 17.2 million this year, almost four times the number in 2007, according to Crime Prevention Research Center, and 12 states now allow it without a permit.

3 Dec , 2018

CPRC in the News: Instapundit, Breitbart, The Daily Telegraph (UK), Powerline, and much more

This has been a very busy news coverage the last couple of weeks with coverage in the Associated Press with stories in hundreds of news outlets, NPR, and our op-ed in the Chicago Tribune picked up in at least 17 other newspapers across the country.





Tallahassee Democrat, November 30, 2018

Florida is one of sixteen states that prohibit guns on college campuses, according to Campus Safety, and is among the 32 states that do not generally allow K-12 teachers to bear arms in the classroom, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center.