CPRC Debating Former NJ Gov. James Florio in the pages of the NJ Star-Ledger over limits on magazine size

1 Aug , 2014  

After John Lott’s original piece in the NJ Star-Ledger defense of Governor Chris Christie’s veto of a 10 bullet limit on gun magazine size, Former Governor James Florio wrote a response.

An op-ed article that appeared Saturday, authored by John R. Lott Jr. and defending Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill decreasing the size of gun magazines, is troubling.



CPRC in the Weekly Standard on the Federal District Court decision on concealed carry

29 Jul , 2014  

Whitney Blake’s article in The Weekly Standard on Senior District Court Judge Fredrick Scullin Jr.’s decision on Saturday to let people carry concealed handguns in DC extensively quotes CPRC president John Lott.

The immediate implications are significant, according to John Lott, a preeminent gun law expert and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center.



Fox News’ The Five: CPRC research on concealed carry continues to get news coverage

23 Jul , 2014  

The CPRC study on concealed handgun permits from July 9th received extensive news coverage, but it continues to be discussed. Here it is being discussed on Fox News’ The Five.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com
Regarding Bob Beckel’s comments on the research on concealed handguns and crime, it would have been useful to provide some context for what the other research on this issue has found.…



Philly mother facing three years on gun charge, no intent to violated complicated gun laws

16 Jul , 2014  

Fox News extensively quoted CPRC president John Lott about the tragic story of a young mother who ran afoul of New Jersey gun laws.  On October 1st, Shaneen Allen, 27, was stopped by police in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change. Allen then volunteered that she had the .380 Bersa Thunder handgun, as well as a concealed carry permit for Pennsylvania, unaware that her permit was not transferable to The Garden State.  

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CPRC Concealed Carry Report on Concealed Handguns in the News

11 Jul , 2014  

Fox News: Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets.



New Report from Crime Prevention Research Center shows 11.1 million Americans Hold Concealed Carry Permits

9 Jul , 2014  

UPDATE: Newest numbers 14.5 million permit holders in 2016.  The report below is for 2014.  The later reports for 2015 and 2016 can be seen here.

ORIGINAL POST: Concealed-Carry-Permit-Holders-Across-the-United-StatesThe Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) today released a report, Concealed Carry Permit Holders Across the United States, revealing that 11.1 million Americans hold concealed carry permits up from an estimated 4.6 million in 2007 [scroll down to see some updated numbers showing closer to 12 million permit holders].…

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27 Feb , 2014  

The CPRC is proud to release a new study that is available here.

Here is part of a news story on the report from Fox News:

A forthcoming study is challenging claims, repeated over and over in the media, that federal restrictions effectively froze gun research over the last two decades.

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An exchange in Scientific American over the academic literature on concealed carry and background checks

22 Feb , 2014  

This is the second exchange in the letters section of Scientific American that John Lott has had with Michael Shermer in the last year.

Of course, the single paper that Shermer cites was mentioned and discussed at length in the review of the literature that Lott provided in More Guns, Less Crime (click on screen shots to make them larger).…