CPRC at the up coming Personal Protection Expo on September 6th, 7th, and 8th

5 Sep , 2019  

The Crime Prevention Research Center will have a booth at Personal Protection Expo on September 6th, 7th, and 8th in Fort Worth, Texas. Our booth number is 1432 — please stop by and say hello. The event will be held at the Ft. Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St, Ft. Worth, TX 76102.…



Gun Ownership on Trial: John Lott’s Presentation at FreedomFest’s Mock Trial

14 Aug , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott debated Michael Shermer at FreedomFest in July 19, 2019. Because of copyright restrictions this post only provides Dr. Lott side of the presentation. Dr. Lott won the audience vote by 83% to 17% and won the jury vote by 10 to 2.



On C-SPAN to talk about Gun Control Myths

28 Jul , 2019  

Dr. John Lott gave a couple of talks at FreedomFest during the middle of July. C-SPAN is showing one of his talks several times. The video is available here.

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Crime Prevention Research Center will be at Freedomfest in Las Vegas in July

16 Jul , 2019  

More information on Freedomfest is available here.


















Common Gun Control Myths

26 May , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott gave this talk on “gun control myths” in Indianapolis on April 27, 2019. More information can be obtained here.

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Join the CPRC in Indianapolis

26 Apr , 2019  

If you are going to the NRA Convention that will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, please stop by our booth. We will be in booth 3250.

Dr. John Lott will also be giving four talks.

Concealed Carry Facts

Friday, April 26th, 12:30 pm -1:30 pm, Room 231

Saturday, April 27th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Room 231

Gun Control Lies

Saturday, April 27th, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm, Room 231

Sunday, April 28th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Room 231

This map of the convention floor is available here.…


Talk to US Senate Staff about Red Flag Laws

27 Mar , 2019  

Dr. John Lott talked to Senate staffers on Monday, March 25, 2019, the day before the Senate Judiciary Committee held its hearing on the Red Flag bills. Lott explained how these new laws are like a bad version of the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report.


Talk at La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Mexico: Explaining More Guns, Less Crime

22 Jan , 2019   Video

Dr. John Lott gave the second talk at the La Ciudad de las Ideas 2018 in Puebla, Mexico. The country has a murder rate that is 5 times the US rate and extremely strict gun control laws. But the audience was very open to Dr. Lott’s points. Here is a discussion of some of the graphs.…


Talks on Wednesday at the University of Michigan and Cooley Law Schools

13 Jan , 2019  

Dr. John Lott will be giving talks on gun control on Wednesday, January 16th.
— University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor at 11:50 AM in Hutchins 218
— Cooley Law School in Lansing at 4:00 PM


A talk on some of the false claims made by gun control advocates

18 Oct , 2018   Video

Dr. John Lott gave a talk at the Heartland Institute about false claims by gun control advocates on October 10, 2018. Some of our previous posts on these points can be found here and here.